Peanuts + NASA Collaborate Once More

With a mission “to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM,” Peanuts Worldwide and NASA will collaborate once more for publishing and merchandizing, as well as interactive experiences. Referred to as the Space Act Agreement, the multi-year partnership comes five decades after the organizations first worked together. As the story goes, NASA approached Peanuts creator Charles M Schulz back in the mid-’60s to seek …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

NASA's long-lost spacecraft reappears, ice that's solid and liquid, diamond phone screens and more

1. Silent for 13 Years, a NASA Spacecraft Makes Communication The IMAGE spacecraft, an acronym of Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, launched back in March 2000 to observe activity in the Earth’s magnetosphere. It ceased communication with NASA in December 2005. Entirely unexpected and sudden, after years of successful data-gathering, the disappearance was considered quite mysterious. IMAGE was believed to be damaged beyond repair and …

Feminist Comic Books That Changed the Industry

“The history of comics—like all popular art forms—is littered with chauvinism,” explains Artsy, but as the Women’s Liberation movement began to swell in the USA during the 1970s all-women underground comic books began popping up. Countering the misogyny in the industry (both in the pages and off) titles like It Ain’t Me Babe were about, and created by, women. While some of the themes covered …

A Comic Start-Up Creating an African Superhero Universe

A Nigerian comic start-up, called Comic Republic, has created an African superhero universe after noticing a lack of black characters in legacy comics. “I thought about when I was young and what I used to make my decisions on: what would Superman do, what would Batman do? I thought, why not African superheroes?” explains founder Jide Martin. The characters include Guardian Prime, a 25-year old …

The Prospectives Serial Story Instagram

A story unfolding both visually and textually through social media snippets

A few years into the onset of Instagram as part of social media users’ everyday lives, and still new ideas and expanded creative usage abound. With The Prospectives, a serial illustrated tale published online every Sunday, writer Adam Hurly and artist Sam Kalda have employed Instagram in an entirely new way. The Prospectives’ Instagram feed reveals scenes, bit by bit, prior to their unified publication. …