Wednesday, August 8, 2018

1532 - Bespoke Worlds: Mongo I

This is the beginning of my run at creating a custom-made globe of the fictional Planet Mongo from the Flash Gordon series. I've blocked out the continents to scale.  

 I've discovered something interesting about the map of Mongo.  I don't know its source, so I have no idea who to credit, but I suspect it was drawn for a comic book fifty or sixty years ago.  Whoever drew the flat map took care that if the drawing was rolled into a cylinder as I have done,  that the details on the edges of the map would line up!  Rolling the map into a cylinder made it easier for me to find lines of longitude to make certain the continents on the globe would be of the correct size and placement relative to each other.