Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Teachable moment or GOP attack ad for 2010?
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Bonestell art on YouTube
Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? - Recommended!
So, let me commemorate the2
This is by a guy named Brian Fies, who obviously loves science fiction and comic books (you can find references to Flash/Buck Gordon/Rogers, Galactus, the cover of Batman #1, Fantastic Voyage, the ubiquity of super-powered monkeys, and 100 toy soldiers made of durable plastic, each with its own base!) He also loves technology and the oomph that we as a society feel to try new things. The New York World's Fair of 1939, Ed White's spacewalk, The Experimental Prototype Community of Tommorow, Richard Feynman's ideas about nanotechnology, and the illustrations of Chesley Bonestell all feature in the narrative.
- Broken Frontier interview here.
- 8-page preview here (One panel shown below)
- Blast Magazine interview here. Excerpt: “There is a slight sense of disappointment from my generation and anyone who hoped for the promise of the space age,” said Fies. “But there is also a many new ideas, both actual and hypothetical, that seem to be taking the world into a better tomorrow. I want this book to show that it’s a good thing to hope and think that tomorrow might actually be better than today.”