The Irwin Allen News Network has a wonderful assortment of rare memorabilia posted by members on their site, and given my background in Japan, I was really drawn to the illustrated records that came out in the 1960s. My last post highlighted some images of Lost in Space records and today I want to feature a few from another classic Irwin Allen series, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. As I've mentioned, these graphics included common style elements such as duotone, color spreads, and cut-away schematics. Super fun to see! Voyage was one of those shows I saw as a little kid, probably in after-school syndication, and I remember enjoying it overall. The characters weren't as developed as Lost in Space, but it was fun to follow that cool submarine through various adventures ala monsters, mad scientists, and occasional Cold War intrigue. Go check out the Irwin Allen site for even more examples. I once got to meet star David Hedison (he also played Felix Leiter in the Dalton Bonds), and he was great! In other news, I have a new book out (over 700 pages!) about one of America's great cartoonists. Check it out! Enjoy! Related posts: Lost in Space Japan, UNCLE and Batman Manga, Green Hornet Manga, Space Camp: Lost in Space, Mod Japan, Japan Ads, Tokyo Beat 1964, Nihon Surf, Johnny Sokko & His Flying Robot, Ian Fleming's Japan, Japanese 007 Editions, Japanese UNCLE Editions, Mods to Moongirls, Peeling Off the Trench Coats, Mad For Mondrian, UFO Blu-ray.
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