Star Fleet comic stole from LIFE Magazine?

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Bradster
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Star Fleet comic stole from LIFE Magazine?

Postby Bradster » Sun May 30, 2010 6:30 pm

I just came across this scan of a 1965 issue of LIFE Magazine, and... wait... isn't that the same Star Fleet "tanker" and "personnel carrier" we saw in the Look In comic for Star Fleet??Apparently this was a concept drawing for a "Moon passenger shuttle". Seems appropriate that illustrators would borrow from these designs. On a related note, does anyone here know if the illustrator for the Look In comics was in any way associated with the production crew for the show? I ask because whoever it was, he/she must have either had an incredible imagination or had access to photos of the ships to draw the X-Bomber and Dai X so accurately.

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Crash
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Star Fleet comic stole from LIFE Magazine?

Postby Crash » Sun May 30, 2010 6:38 pm

Oh wow! Good find!I sprited both of them but they got wiped. XP wasn't exactly a brilliant, secure operating system when it was new.Am inevitably gonna redo them in time but I was especially proud of how the shuttle came out.
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Star Fleet comic stole from LIFE Magazine?

Postby FZeroOne » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:50 pm

I'm not sure "stole" is quite the right word, many illustrators usually have reference materials that they... um... take inspiration from! Sometimes it is blatant copying, others its a "homage" (a recent update of Dan Dare in graphic novel form featured Treen starfighters based on a Luftwaffe prototype from World War II; the artist freely admitted to taking the basic design). I'd be interested to know who the illustrator was, too!
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Crash
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Star Fleet comic stole from LIFE Magazine?

Postby Crash » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:48 am

I'd be interested to see that - I'll try and hunt it out myself.
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Star Fleet comic stole from LIFE Magazine?

Postby FZeroOne » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:03 pm

Crash, if you mean the updated Dan Dare it is pretty good, though I'm not entirely certain its quite in the "spirit" of the original.
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