Friday, September 27, 2019

The World Around Us #5 - The Illustrated Story of Space 1959 "Training for Space"

So life is pretty busy so I am "cheating" by giving you some repetitive content over the next few weeks.

So here is the first 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 "Training for Space"  Artists: Jack Kirby (Layouts) and Dave Gantz (Penciller)

Friday, September 20, 2019

To the Moon and Beyond By Space Ship (1953)

"To the Moon and Beyond by Space Ship : Supplementary Reading Material for Space Minded Pianists."

Here is a weird treat.  This is some 1953 sheet music that was created (perhaps) to cash in on the space craze and to entice young piano students to practice. The text and illustrations are exactly what helped young pianists want to go into space!

Weybright, June. Illustrated by Joseph R. Redka. To the Moon and Beyond by Space Ship.  New York : Belwin, Inc. (24 p.) 30 cm. 1953.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Mars, the Mysterious Planet : Astral adventures (1954)

Some Italian children's science fiction today.  I really like the illustrations in this book. They seem very much of the moment in the early 1950s when everything space-age was being made for children. 

Chiarelli, Riccardo. Illustrated by Guido Lagna.   Marte Il Pianeta Misterioso : Avventure astrali (Mars the Mysterious Planet: Astral Adventures). Toroino : Societa Editrice Internazionale.  (231 p.) 22 cm. 1954.

 Maybe my favorite illustration is "Cowboys and Flying saucers"