Space Shuttle Commemorative Cartoon
What a Ride It’s Been
NASA’s Image of the Day celebrates Brian Basset’s wonderful commemoration of the Shuttle program. Click for larger version. Image Credit: Brian Basset (used by the author’s permission)
As a tribute to NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, artist Brian Basset created this commemorative drawing depicting his characters, Red and Rover, racing alongside the space shuttle as it lands for the final time later this year. In 2004, Basset was honored with a one-man show of his space-themed comic strips at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. On July 26, 2005, an original drawing by Basset commemorating America’s return to flight launched aboard shuttle Discovery on the STS-114 mission.
Basset created the strip in 2000 about a boy and his dog, who dream of one day going into space. Twice nominated by the National Cartoonists Society for Best Comic Strip of the Year in 2003 and 2010, Red and Rover appears in more than 160 newspapers worldwide and is syndicated by Universal Uclick. Previously, Basset worked as an editorial cartoonist for The Seattle Times.
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About the Author:
Brian Basset is an American comic strip artist. His feature, Red and Rover, is about the unconditional love between a dog and his boy. A retro-feel strip, Red and Rover is syndicated by Universal Uclick. Previously, Basset worked as an editorial cartoonist for The Seattle Times. A lifelong sup- porter of the space program, Basset resides in Seattle, Washington.