Pushing the boundaries

The ultimate goal of the Space Age was to see a man in a rocket, but a barrage of new technologies paved the way. Russia’s pioneering space sector, led by Chief Designer Sergei Korolev, followed the success of Sputnik 1 … Continue reading

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Making a graphic novel 15: CLEAR, PUNCHY, and TIGHT

I was pretty quickly learning that good graphic novel pages are built on good writing, and that ‘good writing’ means clear, ‘punchy’, and ‘tight’. Not for the first time, I was feeling grateful to my old English teacher who used … Continue reading

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Making a graphic novel 13: Laika

Ah, Laika! A dog so famous, she has her own graphic novel. Why does she appear in ours? Because she represents the fear of the unknown that haunted both the US and Soviet manned space programs. It was simple really. … Continue reading

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