Friday, December 3, 2021

"America's Rocket Pioneer" in Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact (December 6, 1962)


Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact was a Catholic-oriented comic book series created by Dayton, Ohio publisher George A. Pflaum and distributed in parochial schools from 1946 to 1972. The May 1962 issue (vol. 18 no. 7) has an article about Robert Goddard. For more about the comic series:

Friday, November 26, 2021

Away We Go Coloring Book (1960)


Another coloring book inspiring children to dream of space and the adventures they might have.

Away We Go. Illustrated by E. Dills. Sandusky, OH : Stephens Publishing Co. 32 p. 1960.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Funny Pictures Magazine May 1964


The May issue of Funny Pictures magazine had a comic strip about spaceflight I wanted to share. Funny Pictures was a Soviet children's magazine with joke, cartoons and stories. I like these charming stories and this one has a nice fantasy about a boy's dream about adventures in space.

Friday, November 12, 2021

The Main Star Man (1969)


 This book was based on the cartoon of the same name by Soyuzmultfilm studio. It is a fictional story of two brothers learning about astronomy and the history of looking in the sky. It is full of wonderful painted images.

G. Sapgir, G. Tsyferov. Drawn by V. Savydov and A. Vinokurov. The Main Star Man. Moscow : Bureau of Propaganda of Soviet Cinema. 20 p. 13 x 21 cm. 1969.