Friday, November 29, 2019

Ionel-Cosmonaut (1973)



Kerare, Petru. Ionel-Cosmonaut. Moscow. (18 pp) Softcover 1973.
 With very minimal words, the book shows a flight into space and seeming how space is part of man's greater journey. The illustrations are dreamy and strange which is appropriate since it is revealed at the end that this is the dream of a child.
 It consists of 9 double-page illustrations




 It becomes almost like a dream, or like the star gate from 2001....



Friday, November 22, 2019

L'Espace (1962)




Guillot, Ren√©. Illustrated by Giannini.  L'espace: Encyclop√©die en couleurs.
Geneve: Hachette. (100 pp.) 1962


So this is a sort of re-run. I blogged about the English translation of this book here 10 years ago:
https://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2009/09/astronomy-1963-whitman-world-library.html

So I did many more scans so you can appreciate the wonderful art in this book. Originally printed in French this has a number of beautiful painting of the planets adn of proposed manned exploration.



 The first part of the book takes us through the planets.








And last is Pluto
 In the second part they talk about manned flight and what had happen so far and what was to come.









Friday, November 15, 2019

The World Around Us #5 - The Illustrated Story of Space 1959 "Countdown!"


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 "Countdown!"  The artist is Graham Ingels (Penciller)















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)