I’ve been cleaning out the attick and found these old episodes of the comic strip that I published, back in the late ’80ies and begin ’90ies. They were published in our local club (Wega) magazine “Wegazetje”. English translation under the image.
“Street lighting is usefull. It promotes group spirit”.
This episode was illustrating the ongoing quarrel between Deep-Sky observers and their evil counterpart, the Moon observers. Unfortunately there was only one Moon observer in the club at that time so Herman had a tuff time, but he put up a good defense. Translation: “All Bullsh*t. The Moon is just perfect! -… for observing DeepSky!”
As an illustration to an article on nebula filters, and punning on the fact that somebody who’ intoxicated with alcohol looks “beneveld” in Flemish, which means litterally translated “nebular”. So Pipo says: “Not a drop, I swear it! Police Agent: “Oh no? in fact with the UHC you looked pretty ‘nebular’!”
After Robert Houdart build his first 40cm Dobson, this illustration stating “a 40cm etcetera, all good and well, but who’s going to clean all of that? ”
Same article on the new 40cm that made use of trusses. Radio weather forecast: “… with local fog banks…”
Everything is relative: Pipo says: “In Wegazetje you will find everything. Even me”
Translation: “This alien is tarting to work my nerves” …. Alien: “that from his nerves, he can forget about for now”
Pipo finds himself going nuts with his alien friend. He states: “This situation calls for a psychiatrist”. After which the alien promptly calls in a psychiactric friend. Which does not help really!
Advertisement for” A dream become thru, the observing umbrella” Different models available. Garantied magnitudes, colors, seeing, waterproof. “Fantastic, better then reality” Little observer saying “really nice this Horsehead nebula”
“Pipo, you are the dullest comic strip in this magazine”
“Wega builds a 2-meter telescope! So we can finally see M13!” referring to all highway signs and the city lights in the background.