Commander Nova's Pop-Up Alien Space Station

Pop-Up Alien Space Station published by Macmillan Children's Books. Cardboard Engineering by Nick Denchfield. © Steve Cox & Nick Denchfield 2008

The third in my pop-up trilogy. Nick Denchfield blew us away with this one. His concept was incredible and set me up for almost two years of working on this before it could be published.  There a little TV clip of this on The Antiques Roadshow here: http://stevecoxillustration.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/antique-space-station.html
Commander Nova's Pop-Up Alien Space Station Cover - Published 2008 by Macmillan UK
The book opens to reveal the carousel...
The whole model revealed including the three smaller space craft which come with the model.
Some of the vehicles and many strange folk which inghabit the space station...
A few of the many rough sketches which form various parts of the pop-up.
...and some finished panels of artwork below...
Nick Denchfield's early prototypes for the smaller space craft below. The one at the top never made the final selection unfortunately.
Final artwork for two of the smaller craft below.
A short clip from The Antiques Roadshow broadcast on the BBC...
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