YOU TOTALLY KNOW THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.IT'S THE 52 ANNIVERSARY OF SPUTNIK I TODAY!
And because 42 is a special number in my heart and I'm obsessed with APH I thought I'd share it with you.
I can't do math apparently and I'm a total idiot.
I drew this a while ago, lost the sketch, forgot about it, and remembered it a few days ago. So I drew it yesterday, coloured it up, and now I'm just putting the finishing touches on it...
It was going to look a lot nicer but I got lazy. XD It's been a while since I did anything other than Kanji A Day on Photoshop. XD
It's been a while since I did a COMIC totally digitally.
Anywho I'm gonna go watch October Sky with my sister. I last watched it about five years ago... wow. I can't really remember much of it since my class was so obnoxious and because I had no idea what communism even was. XD We also watched the Stalin movie in that class... I loved that movie. XD Those eyebrows... We also watched Gandhi in that class, it was his birthday the other day you know! Gandhi... I should draw a picture of him some time. XD
Anyway, enjoy! I suppose since this is an APH comic I should get a historical note for all of you who aren't as obsessed with the Space Race and the Cold War as I am *despite me being too lazy to learn much about it myself*
I love the Cold War. I don't think it's as controversial as other aspects of history in general, it's more about fear and paranoia which I can't get enough of. Plus, SPACE, FAST FOOD, ALIENS, AND COMMUNISM. XD BEST COMBINATION EVER.
Because Wikipedia is our best friend, I'm going to ignore it and tell you something straight from NASA's website. XDHistory changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball (58 cm.or 22.8 inches in diameter), weighed only 83.6 kg. or 183.9 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the space age and the U.S.-U.S.S.R space race.
The Sputnik launch changed everything. As a technical achievement, Sputnik caught the world's attention and the American public off-guard. Its size was more impressive than Vanguard's intended 3.5-pound payload. In addition, the public feared that the Soviets' ability to launch satellites also translated into the capability to launch ballistic missiles that could carry nuclear weapons from Europe to the U.S. Then the Soviets struck again; on November 3, Sputnik II was launched, carrying a much heavier payload, including a dog named Laika.
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Sputnik II makes me sad. Perhaps I'll draw a picture for that too. Listen to the song "Sputnik" by Akino Arai. Read the translation and tell me I'm not the only one who cried listening to that.
You have to wonder if America's calling Russia 'Ivan' because that's his name or if he's being stereotypical.
And Russia's looking a little too insane in that second-last panel. XD Well, he's not looking the insane I wanted him to look.
Anyway... hmm. I'll leave it at that. XD
blambot.com for the fonts
obsidiandawn.com for the brushes
History for being awesome
Hidekaz Himaruya for making the world- er, APH.