Monday, February 28, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

G is for God

Drawn maybe 1993-94.  When asked about his brooch, I explained that that's his "God" pin so that everyone would know that he's God (bit like a nametag, I suppose.)  Note the laurel branches.

Monday, February 21, 2011

F is for Fruit Flies

Fruit flies were the first animal in space (in 1946.)

Friday, February 18, 2011

E is for Earth

This reminds me of the "Don't tread on me" banner from Buffy the movie.  Hayley, you know what I'm talking about.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

D is for Dehydrated Food

Fact:  Astronauts don't eat bread in space-- they use tortillas instead (fewer crumbs.)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

C is for Constellation

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

B is for Roberta Bondar

Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space.  I've had it drilled into my head since kindergarten that she's an Important Lady, so she couldn't be left out.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Space!/A is for Asteroid

"But that did not really surprise me much. I knew very well that in addition to the great planets-- such as the Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Venus-- to which we have given names, there are also hundreds of others, some of which are so small that one has a hard time seeing them through the telescope. When an astronomer discovers one of these he does not give it a name, but only a number. He might call it, for example, 'Asteroid 325.' " (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Welcome to month number five: Space.  I have posts lined up so that at very least the first week is daily (so check back!)... let's see if I can maintain that pace.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Z is for Frank Zappa

Woooooo!  That's month four done!  Didja have a favourite one?

I'm lining up posts for next month's alphabet, because I'm going to try really hard to make it daily.  "A" goes up Monday!

Y is for William Butler Yeats

Painted&drawn on an unprimed board-- this scan looks really weird, so I'm going to try to swap it out for a photo.

X is for Professor Xavier

I hate this one.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

W is for Steve Wozniak