Friday, February 27, 2015

Russian Children's Magazine: Komsomol " Veselye Kartinki " (1964) (part 3)

The last few images from this great 1964 Russian children's magazine. These are from the "activity" pages at the back.  Not as "Russian" but still very charming.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Russian Children's Magazine: Komsomol " Veselye Kartinki " (1964) (part 2)

Part two of my post about this 1964 Russian children's magazine. Today I want to share a great comic strip that was in this issue. It reminds me a great deal of Tin Tin but is even more of a fantasy adventure.

Who knew that the Russians sent both kids and dogs into space?

There is something illogical about what the boy is doing but I can't quite put my finger on it....

Another triumph for the Soviet space program. I do wonder a little about the parachute return that leaves the rocket sitting upside down in the ground on its point. Oh well, last of this magazine in the next posting.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Russian Children's Magazine: Komsomol " Veselye Kartinki " (1964)

This the April 1964 (no. 4) issue of children's comic magazine Komsomol " Veselye Kartinki ."
Because it was a space "special issue" I would like to share many of the illustrations from this.

In case my translation of the title is off here is the information I have:

Детский юмористический журнал ЦК ВЛКСМ " Веселые Картинки", nr. 4 , Апрель 1964, Москва.

I could not resist getting this as a sample of how Russian children were viewing "their" space age.

These look very much like the drawings that would appear in the American children's magazine "Jack and Jill." I think those are names and ages with each picture.

I liked this Russian nesting doll, it is very clever:

There were also various comic strips in here. This one I excerpted just the opening panels and the final one. It concerns a girl who is told that "girls can't be cosmonauts". (I know I am interpreting.)

More from this magazine in my next post, with an entire comic strip!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Conquest of Space (1962?) (Part 2)

A continuation of my post about this 1962ish Nestle chocolate stamp book. (I love this cover so much I had to post it again.) Many of these images may be familiar to you but I still love them when presented to children as the world they may live in.

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Conquest of Space (1962?) (Part 1)

This is a "chocolate stamp" book from Australia. The date is around 1962-1964 but I have not figured it out exactly. Nestle's chocolate company put collectable stamps inside chocolate bars and them gave kids the option of buying an album to put them in.  So the resolution of these images may not be great because the actual image is a small stamp.

This certificate of membership was often part of these books. They had several different stamp books on different subjects. I know of also one on "the world on wheels" and one about aircraft.

 Not really sure what the artist was doing that made them imagine the Moon's surface like this.