Live drawing/space stories at Half Moon Theatre Fun Palace

Last saturday I drew pictures and told stories about space – some from The Comic Strip History of Space. – at the impressive Half Moon Theatre in Limehouse, London. One of the space book’s pages is on display in the theatre’s current exhibition.  My images were projected onto a giant screen as I drew them – despite one or two initial technical hitches.

      Thanks to Stephen Beeny of Half Moon Theatre for taking photos of me

During intervals between six busy sessions I encouraged the fantastic audience of children and families to draw their own space pictures – some of the very youngest preferred colouring in existing images.

My events were part of a space-themed Fun Palace at Half Moon Theatre, which included rocket-making, green screen technology and children setting off in their imaginary spacecraft.

Here’s a brilliant drawing of astronaut Ed White’s glove which he lost while spacewalking.  It orbited the earth for about a month before burning up in its atmosphere. And another drawing, of part of the Solar System …

Some children asked to take some of my drawings home for their school ‘Show and Tell’.  This one’s about going to the loo on board a spacecraft,  possibly a bit of a low-tech interpretation but you get the idea …

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