Friday, November 8, 2019

The World Around Us #5 - The Illustrated Story of Space 1959 "Man-made Moons"


So here is a series of stories from one of my favorite non-fiction space comics. The World Around Us #5 - The Illustrated Story of Space 1959.

This story is "Man-made Moons" The artist is Sam Glanzman (Penciller)






Friday, November 1, 2019

Space Colouring Book (1965?)



Here is a very nice coloring book from Japan. With no text it is hard to tell if it was totally orignal drawings or based some existing show or toy.  The format was one pre-colored page next to one page for the child to color.

Space Colouring Book. Japan. 1965? (14 pp.)

 Here is an example of the side by side pages, one coloring page and one guide page already colored.

 Some of these look like Manga ships and others like Von Braun's.



 I love the variety of vehicles shown.

Friday, October 25, 2019

The Adventures of Belka and Strelka (1961)




The Adventures of Belka and Strelka. Yuri Galperin. Illustrated by V. Vinokur. Moscow: Children's World. (48 pp.) 11 cm. 1961.





A rare children's book about the famous Russian Space dogs, Belka and Strelka. A tiny board book it shows their training and journey into space.

 They are delivered to a tailor who makes their space suits.



 The launch of the rocket containing Belka and Strelka took place on August 19, 1960.

 "The rocket kept flying forward. It's no more than a tiny star in the sky, and the television shows us everything that goes on in the cabin. The dogs have become used to the flight and peacefully eat their jelly."


 So that millions of children at home have an opportunity to hear the space travelers they are taken to the radio station where the listening admirers hear the sound of the intrepid space scouts.

Friday, October 18, 2019

The World Around Us #5 - The Illustrated Story of Space 1959 "Birth of the Rocket"


So here is a series of stories from one of my favorite non-fiction space comics. The World Around Us #5 - The Illustrated Story of Space 1959.

This story is "Birth of the Rocket" The artist is Gerald McCann (Penciller)










Friday, October 11, 2019

The World Around Us #5 - The Illustrated Story of Space 1959 "What is Space?" and "Where are We?"


So here is a series of stories from one of my favorite non-fiction space comics. The World Around Us #5 - The Illustrated Story of Space 1959.

These stories are "What is Space?" and "Where are We?"  The artist is Sam Glanzman (Penciller)





Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Lunchbox (196?)

John Polgreen paintings on a 1960s? lunchbox. I owned this as a child.