PBS Webcomic/ Broadcast The Moon.
Apollo 11 launch. I was conscious of the distinctive colour film stock of the time. The client here wanted the impression of a live TV transmission.
Clear photo references of Joel Banow were very hard to find, so I used a picture of John Cassavetes (to whom Banow bore a strong resemblance) instead.
Any chance to do work based on the work and vision of Stanley Kubrick is a very welcome one.
This story reflected much of the popular culture of the time, including Sci-fi on the small screen.
Probably my favourite part of 2001 is "the Dawn of Man" sequence. I was amazed to learn later it was all done with front- projection in studio.
JFK's famous speech invoking the aim of the moon landings.
Walter Cronkite, who chaired the marathon, 36- hour broadcast, was an important figure in this story.
Among Cronkite's many studio guests was Arthur C. Clarke, whose story "The Sentinel" provided the basis of the screenplay he and Kubrick wrote together.
Lunar Landing studio reconstruction.
Planting the Flag.
Space Clipper Ink.
Flash Gordon Ink.
JFK pencil.
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Second of three webcomics for PBS America to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landings and the CBS Moon Landing Broadcast. Read More
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