Red and Rover by Brian Basset

Red and Rover

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  1. comicgos

    comicgos said, over 3 years ago

    Listen – you can almost hear the ROAR of the engines!

  2. catfeet

    catfeet GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The New Frontier…so near, yet so far.

  3. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Is this ever great art today Brian…really beautiful…

  4. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 3 years ago

    This is so bittersweet. I was 8 in 1969. I KNEW I’d live and work on the Moon someday.

    Then in 1973 they gave up the Moon Flights, and something in me died.

    Someday, a million years from now, Aliens will find our footprints in the Lunar dust, and look up at the lifeless ball above them, and wonder what it was that failed, our courage, or our common sense.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I was drawing the moon landing all day and finished just around the time they made their landing. Wish I still had it. I recall it well.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    We failed as a species is what they would find. They understood their own past so would it be for most other intelligent life.

  7. Gator007

    Gator007 said, over 3 years ago

    I was like that in the sixtys.

  8. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, over 3 years ago

    And Red’s got Pluto hanging from his solar system. What a shock when they demoted Pluto…

  9. brickster

    brickster said, over 3 years ago

    Euclid
    by Vachel Lindsay

    Old Euclid drew a circle
    On a sand-beach long ago.
    He bounded and enclosed it
    With angles thus and so.
    His set of solemn greybeards
    Nodded and argued much
    Of arc and of circumference
    Diameter and such.
    A silent child stood by them
    From morning until noon
    Because they drew such charming
    Round pictures of the moon.

  10. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    @comicgos

    But the shadows obscure the best part of the spaceship – the part by Rover’s tail that reads, “DANGER EXHAUST.”

  11. Jeff Livaudais

    Jeff Livaudais said, over 3 years ago

    and to boldly go where no boy and dog have gone before!

  12. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I wonder if they will meet any aliens along the way. Calvin did today.

  13. mtn2sea

    mtn2sea said, over 3 years ago

    The cardboard box. Best toy ever!

  14. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 3 years ago

    “Americans do this that and the other thing, not because it is easy, but because it is hard.”

    I was a kid then, and it has never left me. Indeed, it means more.

  15. rocketscientist

    rocketscientist said, over 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Not to be disagreeable, but don’t write that epitaph on our tombstone just yet. We’ve had some lapses, yes, but our story is going to continue! The universe is waiting for us!

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