The thing about Troubador books is that you need two of each: one to color and/or complete, and the other to preserve and enjoy as art.
The beautiful starship designs above are by Yoong Bae, who also illustrated volumes on UFOs and alien starships, among others. Troubador published many fascinating space- and robot-themed titles following the space craze set off by Star Wars.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: I had the honor of interviewing Malcolm Whyte, founder of and creative genius behind Troubador Press, about his iconic company and his ongoing publishing career. The interview will run next Monday. Please share it widely. I can almost guarantee that if you grew up in the ’70s and the ’80s and dreamed of other worlds, you held a Troubador book in your hands at some point—and prized it.
I’ll be on a break starting next Tuesday. Posts will resume on December 2nd.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!