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capoetc
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posted 09-13-2010 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those who do not follow the comic strip Red and Rover, it is about a boy and his dog and about growing up in the 1960's. Red is a huge fan of the US space program, and he believes he is able to communicate telepathically with his dog.

Here is today's strip...

KSCartist
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posted 09-13-2010 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent! Haven't seen anything this good since Bloom County and Calvin & Hobbes.

Will you be able to share all space themed strips?

capoetc
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posted 09-13-2010 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are actually quite a few of them. You can subscribe to Red and Rover (and lots of other comic strips) and they will automatically deliver the daily strips to your e-mail. That's what I do...

hlbjr
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posted 09-14-2010 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hlbjr   Click Here to Email hlbjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today's Red and Rover is even better. They have a spectacular liftoff and achieve orbit quicker than usual.

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posted 09-17-2010 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Red and Rover is very nicely done. Was curious about Brian Basset as I went to Ohio State University with a Brian Basset who was a great editorial cartoonist for the student newspaper "The Lantern" for which I held many editorial positions.

After a search on Wikipedia, it turns out it is the same Brian Basset. He worked for many years in Seattle as an editorial cartoonist before getting laid off and delving exclusively into his cartoon work. Here's a link to his blog for more background.

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posted 12-23-2012 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This "Red and Rover" comic appeared in my local paper on Sunday Dec. 9, 2012.

I never paid much attention to "Red and Rover" before, but this one really hit me. It absolutely perfectly sums up, in one panel and no words, the wonder and magic I’ve felt about space since I was a child growing up in the 60's, and still feel today. I think that it probably sums up the feelings most of the cS members have as well.

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posted 12-23-2012 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone in their 40s or older can relate to the themes in this cartoon, that's for sure.

He also did a print they still sell at KSC of the characters running along the KSC runway with a toy shuttle as Atlantis comes in for its final landing, just a few feet away. It's a great print!

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posted 12-24-2012 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mikepf:
It absolutely perfectly sums up, in one panel and no words, the wonder and magic I’ve felt about space since I was a child growing up in the 60's, and still feel today.
Amen, Brother! Born in he very late '50's, I can relate. I grew up watching Gemini, Mercury and Apollo LIVE. It was real. It was then.

Gonzo
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posted 01-28-2013 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why Red is getting in shape ... maybe.

Gotta love this one!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 01-28-2013 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by p51:
He also did a print they still sell at KSC of the characters running along the KSC runway with a toy shuttle as Atlantis comes in for its final landing, just a few feet away. It's a great print!

They also made 8-1/2 x 11s of these. I grabbed two at the STS-135 crew meet and greet at the Eventi in NYC. Wish I had one or two extra - they're my "catch all" to get signed when an astronaut appears that I wasn't expecting or that I can't find high-res photos of, or I simply didn't enough time to get a photo made.

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posted 01-28-2013 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love Red and Rover, such a classic comic strip.
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Originally posted by Gonzo:
Why Red is getting in shape ... maybe. Gotta love this one!
I had a great laugh over that because when I was getting ready for the flight physical while I was still hoping to be an astronaut myself, people often asked me, "How good a shape do you have to be just to float?" They don't get how tiring an EVA really can be and I never bothered to try to explain it to them.

capoetc
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posted 02-26-2013 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Gonzo
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posted 02-26-2013 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hate to admit this, but this thread has created a new obsession for me. I have Red and Rover loaded on a tab in my browser on my phone. Update it daily to get the new ones. Love this strip!

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posted 03-03-2013 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

capoetc
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posted 12-25-2013 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today's Red and Rover comic strip... may all of you unwrap the present of your dreams on this Christmas day...

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posted 12-25-2013 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are great! I missed this thread until now, and had never heard of the comic before - so thanks for sharing.

Philip
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posted 12-26-2013 05:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Funny stuff indeed... thanks for sharing!

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posted 12-26-2013 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cartoonists should share their space-related cartoons or strips on this forum!

Lou Chinal
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posted 12-29-2013 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The box that the refrigerator came in was my spacecraft.

capoetc
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posted 01-03-2014 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Red and Rover for Jan. 3, 2014:

capoetc
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posted 01-19-2014 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Red and Rover for Jan. 19, 2014:

capoetc
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posted 01-22-2014 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Red and Rover for Jan. 20, 2014:

Jan. 21, 2014:

Jan. 22, 2014:

capoetc
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posted 07-21-2014 06:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today's very appropriate Red and Rover strip:

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posted 07-27-2014 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool.

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