Robert Emmett creates odd but familiar worlds and fills them with a bizarre cast of characters attempting the impossible.
He has spent most of his time around Chicago, making strange art and playing in loud experimental rock bands.
His stories usually come from the fringes of reality and carry a humorous and dreamlike feel. He cites Philip K Dick, Salvador Dali and David Lynch as influence and inspiration for his writings: fairy tales for the Internet age, bedtime stories for weird children.
He recently released his first book, a collection of short fiction and prose, called 'MEOWING ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE', and continues creating his unique brand of weirdness for this all-too-normal corner of reality.
He began creating at a very early age. Drawings and Poems gave way to Song-Writing and Short Stories, and then essays, Novels and the occasional Manifesto.
The only man who can save
the Earth is an idiot.
The only thing real about reality
is our dreams.
But, can we sleep for long enough
to stay awake for the rest of our lives?
The only man who can
save the Earth is an idiot.
The only man who can help
is old and jaded.
And the only man who will write the story
wont even pay attention to it.
‘Meowing on the Answering Machine’ is a collection of short fiction and prose by Robert Emmett. Forty-two short works spanning twenty years, with several drawings throughout to fill the margins and give spice to the words. Hilarious and spooky, absurd and authentic.