Derby entry comments for Derby #146: Eyewitness History


#1

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#2

The secret, happy ending of history’s most famous animal: Laika, the first living creature ever to go into space.

History was made in 1957 as the Russian Space Program launched Sputnik 2 into orbit. On board was a mongrel dog, a good-natured stray taken from the streets of Moscow. What happened next is assumed to be a tragic tale, but while we were celebrating man’s achievements or feeling sorry for the doggie, this extraterrestrial eyewitness account reveals that Laika found a new home with more caring owners among the stars.

Here are some details!:

http://www.infinitywave.net/ilaikayou-detail1.jpg

http://www.infinitywave.net/ilaikayou-detail2.jpg

You can see a BIG VERSION too.

This shirt uses six colors on black.

Please vote if you laika this design. :slight_smile:

—Spiritgreen


#3

The wright brothers changed the world when they took flight in their meticulously crafted airplane. Now we can see for the first time how they actually accomplished flight, that’s right, stork power! Any comments/suggestions welcomed and encouraged. I also include a larger image of the composition.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/styx0006/largeview.gif


#4

First landing on the moon!
He was so excited to plant the flag he didn’t notice the “no parking” sign.
He also didn’t notice the alien giving him a fine of 50 quarjits.
Returning to his lander and taking off again the ticket got burned up during re-entry so no one suspected anything.


#5

whoops, image got cut off, here’s the url:

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/styx0006/largeview.gif


#6

I was kind of trying to contrast the two characters as much as possible.
The boy was already skinny, so I made Leo fat.
Leo bald, boy overly hairy top.
Leo totally decked out with everything needed to paint, kid with an old board and a rock and a beat up scrap of paper.
Boy young, Leo old.
Leo robed, boy minimally dressed, implying poverty.

Basically, Leo has everything except youth and talent.


#7

I think he was misquoted. The real quote is something like “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to reanimate corpses”


#8

Such a happy ending to such a sad story.
Love it. GMV


#9

Those hard working copyist monks were really happy when Gutenberg invented the printing press.


#10

Idea by Arparham.

This was drawn from scratch and has some differences from the original sailor and nurse.

Thanks for the earlier help and feedback everyone:)


#11

Great job SG!


#12

Lol! Great illo’ as always, odsseyroc!

Who knew? :^)


#13

The wright brothers changed the world when they took flight in their meticulously crafted airplane. Now we can see for the first time how they actually accomplished flight, that’s right, stork power! Any comments/suggestions welcomed and encouraged. I also include a larger image of the composition.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/styx0006/largeview.gif


#14

I look forward to your entries every week now, radiomode!

Good design. And the irony is he can’t use ice to make the bump go down. :slight_smile:


#15

This is great!


#16

Here’s a close-up. A tragic moment in our planet’s history. I just hope the damage isn’t too great.


#17

I’m working on a very similar concept, but with Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. At work right now but tonight I go back to the drawing table.


#18

Haha. Sweet design. I like how your eye can flick between the two monks to create an animated dancing effect. :slight_smile:


#19

Major thanks to tgentry, lrewis2030, no1, normanthequid, and especially anjulka for advice on how to save the mess I started with.


#20

Great job! You did a great job walking the line between unreported history and revisionist history.