Added 2 new A* pages:Whew well it's late so let's see what I can scrounge up in a hurry from my dusty yet ever-accumulating "news" bin... Aha, some links saved for a rainy day:|
Hm need picture... Ah! I've shown this one before, but here it is bigger and bolder: von Braun, circa 1969, next to the five F-1 engines of the first stage of perhaps his most famous creation, the Saturn V rocket--which actually *would* take men to the Moon ("to date, the Saturn V is the only launch vehicle to transport human beings beyond low Earth orbit").
- Emerald Winter is a sorta manga-style fantasy adventure webcomic, done in ink wash, kinda like A*, only a little more properly. Actually from the comment on the latest page it sounds like they're doing their inks maybe in pen, scanning them, printing them out, then doing ink wash on the print out... Hm although some of the earlier pages are actually textured like watercolor paper, so I dunno if they've changed their process or if that's just a Photoshopped texture or what. So many ways to slice ink wash, I guess!
- Roger's Rocketships > Docking Bays is a pretty darn big encyclopedia-type thing of sci-fi rocket ships, largely from old movies and magazines. For instance, it's got Wernher von Braun's Moon Passenger Ship, with the impressive illustration I think from the series of articles von Braun wrote for Collier's magazine in 1952 (according to his Wikipedia page); while his ideas for large-scale space flight to and colonization of the Moon sound a little out there by today's standards, von Braun wasn't just any sci-fi schlub, but rather the emancipated German rocket scientist who became the "father" of the U.S. space program--so it's neat to see a drawing of one of his huge proposed Moon ships--along with lots of other crazy stuff from other classic (if usually less scientific) sources.
image by NASA (source)