50 years ago today, the three astronauts making up the crew of Apollo 11, Command Module Pilot Mike Collins, Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin and Mission Commander Neil Armstrong were preparing for their launch on a Saturn V rocket from Pad 39A at Cape Canaveral in FloridaContinue reading Apollo 11 at 50: The Race to the Moon celebrated in British comics
In an episode of the radio show Panel Borders looking depictions of astronauts and close encounters on the comic book page, Alex Fitch talks to writers Matt Fitch and Chris Baker about their graphic novel adaptation of the first American Moon Landing – Apollo – and to graphic novelist Julian Hanshaw about his books TimContinue reading Panel Borders: Apollo and other other Space Adventures
. For those of you who once shocked the French in Angoulême during their annual BD Festival by drinking bars dry, and those of you who’ve laughed when hotels fail to understand some comic fans capacity for drinking… there’s good news, because three “comic and beer” events are coming your way this month. (Please note,Continue reading Comics and Beer? No-one’s going to find that attractive, right? But if you do…
In the run up to the 60th anniversary of its establishment as a US government agency this year, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) you may have missed that it unveiled an official logo to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program. NADA was established on 29th July 1958, with the signingContinue reading As NASA celebrates 60 years, Apollo’s 50th Anniversary celebrations gathers pace, offers us opportunity to remind you about a great new graphic novel!
Out next month from SelfMadeHero is the eagerly- anticipated Apollo, written Dead Canary Comics founders Chris Baker and Matt Fitch with art by Mike Collins – and this story of the first moon landing is looking absolutely stunning. Apollo is a full-length graphic novel published by SelfMadeHero and part-funded by Arts Council England, recounting the story of theContinue reading In Preview: Apollo, a stunning new graphic novel about the first Moon landing, touches down in stores next month