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Monday, August 31, 2015

King Kong nerd trivia of the day

This is a stop motion puppet of an Arsinotherium, a prehistoric mammal. The puppet was created for a projected called Creation, which was essentially abandoned for Kong.

Here's the same model on one of the Kong sets, which shows how deep these miniature sets were.

How do we know this was a Kong set?

Note the peg holes on the ground so the puppet's feet could be tied down into the floor.

Many of the puppets made for Creation like the T rex, Pteranodon, Brontosaurus and the Stegosaurus above were essentially then used for Kong.

Pretty cool!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

T rex and Mosasaur prints!

Some of you five have asked me from time to time about my old Age of Reptiles prints, and while I am out of them myself, here's a link to Stuart Ng, who has a few for sale.

Link HERE for the rex print!

Link HERE for the Tylosaur print!

Good luck!

Two for Thursday! Double ebay AOR original art listings!

I thought I'd try something different this week and list two different ebay offerings, a single page spread and a two page spread.

Here's the first, the two page spread:

A two-page spread, crammed with dinosaurs and marine reptiles, from THe Journey, issue four, pages four and five.

Here's a close-up:

There you go! Here's the LINK!

ALSO, here's a single-page spread, as a reasonable alternative:

Here's the link to the SECOND LISTING!

Both pages are chock-full of dinosaurs!

Good luck to all five of you!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Comic-con interview with yours truly by Pastrami Nation!

Here's a ten-minute interview I did at Comic-Con!

I'm just so tired here, had just done a signing, and I think I come off as a babbling, incoherent mess, but since I'm talking about dinosaurs, it comes off okay.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Giant Owl!

I guess everything IS bigger in Texas!

This is almost Kaiju time!


Cool Test- jurassic avenger style

If you do not know why this is both funny and cool, you are on the wrong blog.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Age of Reptiles listed in article

I'm flattered to have my lame stories listed with two of my friends, Mike Mignola and Geof Darrow:

10 examples of comics art so good they don't need words

10 Examples of Comics Art So Good, They Don't Need Words to Tell a Story10 Examples of Comics Art So Good, They Don't Need Words to Tell a Story

10 Examples of Comics Art So Good, They Don't Need Words to Tell a Story

Chunk and the Fratellis

I like it when Jake Fratelli says, "I'm beginning to like this kid, Ma!"

Thursday, August 6, 2015

New Age of Reptiles Ebay listing!

Here's a new ebay listing of original art, page one from the short story 'the Body':

Here's the original:

Here's a few more pics of the original:

You can find the listing HERE!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

You can do it!

Maybe one of you five is sitting out there looking at this blog and you do not believe that you can live out your dreams.  I don't agree, you can live out your dreams. 

Watch below, with the caveat that I do not usually watch these type of shows, or much television in general.

You can do it, believe in yourself:

Send this to someone you know that does not believe in themselves.

You can do it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Roy Chapman Andrews and Kaiju suits

When I was a child, I read a book about dinosaurs that had this interesting paleontologist that went to Mongolia and brought back many fossil treasures. He was an adventurer, Indiana Jones before Indian Jones, and he made me want to be a paleontologist for a while, until I figured out that it looks pretty hot in Mongolia. The guy always seemed to have a fossil in one hand and a gun in the other:

Then I got a little older and around fifth grade thought it would be even cooler to be one of the guys that wore the suits in Godzilla movies and got to stomp a miniature city to pieces :)

Now I'm fifty-one, and think that it must get pretty hot in those suits!