robert mccall illustrator

Scanned from Life magazine 1961. “A gigantic atom-powered, bomb dropping ‘Schmoo’“. It was nicknamed “Schmoo” because of its resemblance to the cartoon character from Andy Capp with the same name. The “Schmoo” would propel itself through space by the intermittent explosion of small atomic charges inside its spherical chamber. Artist is Robert Theodore McCall who was well known for his space art illustrations.