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Martian sketches - page 1

There's a little bit of a backstory to this project. In 2006, under the impression of the photos taken by the rover Spirit and having recently read the Martian Chronicles by Bradbury, I made a series of 40 pictures united by a simple story about the journey to Mars. The series was called (surprise!) Martian Sketches. Pictures were drawn daily, as a result the quality of the drawings and storylines weren't so good. Nevertheless I had fun.

Some time later, after the series was finished, the idea arose to make everything more qualitative. I made several attempts, but always something got in the way. This is the fourth attempt and I hope it will be finished.

So if you're an internet old boy who read me on my LiveJournal in 2006, this is a remake of the Martian Sketches. For the rest of us, this series is kind of like the road sketches of a member of an expedition to Mars. It's a routine flight in the not-too-distant future. The planet is more or less inhabited. We have an orbital station around Mars. There are already several settlements on the surface, mining is going on.

This time I won't rush. The pictures will come out in small series. I would like to focus more on the environment, that's why the plot will be more secondary. We begin on Earth with the arrival at the launch pad of the expedition ship Castor.

Dedicated to a future united and peaceful humanity.
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GAIA Spaceport. Mission Control Center - 02.08.2089
“Finally we arrived at the spaceport. Nice weather. Cool and windy, just the way I like it. The start is scheduled for tomorrow. A little nervous.”

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