Friday, January 17, 2020

Star Travelers (1962)



Another lovely little book about Belka and Strelka. I like the colors chosen and the design. Since this is a "used" children's book please excuse the photoshopped removal of crayon :)

Yakovlev, Yu. Star Travelers. Moscow: Detskiy Mir. 17 cm. (48 p.) 1962.











 This may be my favorite illustration from the book. Dogs in Space!


Welcome to the new space age! (Steering wheel not included)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The World Around Us #5 - The Illustrated Story of Space 1959 "Planet Patter" and "Life on Other Planets"



So here is the last in 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 "Planet Patter" and "Life on Other Planets" The artist is Sam Glanzman (Penciller)










Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The World Around Us #5 - The Illustrated Story of Space 1959 "Assignment Space Station"


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 "Assignment Space Station"  The artist is Sam Glanzman (Penciller)

















Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Fun with Dots (1962)



Happy Holidays!
So this is my Christmas post for you all. An activity book for you to play with after the presents are all opened.  This is another bit of ephemera that I have "saved" from obscurity because of its space content.

Fun with Dots. Drawings by Hedwig Wylie. Racine, WI. Watkins-Strathmore Co. 27 cm. (96 p.) 1962.

Only the first few pages are space related but wonderful to see. At the end of this post is your special present!







 OK, it is a turtle, I just liked it :)

I did not say it was much of a present but holidays and surprises go together.  Have a Happy New Year, see you in 2020.