Remembering Mike, today 9th August, on what would have been his 86th birthday. I have searched through my Mike Hinge photocopy archive and have found a few interesting pieces. Mike liked to smoke roll up tobacco and also seems to have enjoyed drawing tobacconists.
|Mike Hinge, Tobacconist 1786, A4 Photocopy, date unknown.
Appropriately the the date 1786 could be a reference to this current year 17 and 86 to Mike's age. However it happens that the tobacconist established in 1786 was W.D & H.O Wills a British importer of tobacco and cigarette manufacturer. The next image is again of a tobacconists but is taken from the Supergraphics publication "The Mike Hinge Experience".
|The Mike Hinge Experience, Supergraphics 1973
Back to the photocopy Archive and I have a rare rubber-stamped proofing of an image of a space shuttle which was include in, "The Mars One Crew Manual" published by Ballantine Books, in 1985. Mike also drew a further 60 illustrations for the publication.
|Mike Hinge, Space Shuttle, A4 Photocopy circa 1985
Again from the photocopy archive I have two unpublished images which were intended for the "Mars One Crew Manual".
|Mike Hinge, Pilot's Launch Position, A4 Photocopy circa 1985
|Mike Hinge, Flight Deck Comander's Launch Position, A4 Photocopy circa 1985
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE.