Welcome to ACES WEEKLY Volume 42, Week Two!

Friends,
For those fascinated by Martin Cater's fun strip, Lightning 5, here's a few words from him on it. For more, click on this link: https://downthetubes.net/?p=112092 
'I grew up surrounded by the works of Gerry Anderson, as seen on TV, in books, in comics, and in toys. Some of my first drawings were of Thunderbirds, and by the age of 8, I was creating my own comics. Ten years later, I conceived the notion of making a puppet film, with an 8mm movie camera. The film never materialised, and forty years later, all that remained of it was a bag of Anderson-esque head sculpts. Coming across them recently, it occurred to me that with a bit of photo-manipulation they could become the cast of a new type of comic strip.
Anderson is an obvious influence, but so too is Dan Dare. When I first saw photos of Frank Hampson surrounded by head sculpts of his characters and models like the Mars Space Station. I thought it a shame those detailed models were rarely seen in the strips. So here is a strip composed entirely of models, toys and dolls, produced in 'Photomarionation'. I hope it works! ' It does, Martin... : )

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