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Dino Developments Part 1

So I’ve been hearing a lot about Dinosaurs lately… Which is something because I’ve always got my ears open for anything to do with our dear departed friends, the Dinosaurs, and I’ve been hearing more than usual. There’s a lot to cover here, so I’m gonna make this a two-part post.

Well for one thing, they’re always discovering new Dinosaurs here and there, and that’s pretty awesome… but my old pal Chad sent me this link to a National Geographic article the other day which JUST happened to coincide with a show I watched on the National Geographic channel about these weirdo death pits from the Jurassic period. They contained a lot of “Guanlong” fossils, an ancestor of the T-Rex…

Which brings me to my point this week. Right AFTER the show about the death pits was a show about the strange developments in Dinosaur anatomy just before their extinction. Dinosaurs were diversifying so much at that time that certain parts of their bodies were becoming seemingly useless according to the imaginations of archaeologists today. For example, the tiny arms on the Tyrannosaurus Rex. What could they possibly do with those things?

What they apparently came up with was that a T-Rex used it’s tiny arms during mating to “tickle” it’s mate.

In 24 years, that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Thanks, National Geographic.

Here’s a picture of a T-Rex…

I somehow doubt a Tyrannosaurus is even ticklish, but hey, what do I know? I just draw pictures.

I somehow doubt a Tyrannosaurus is ticklish, but hey, what do I know? I just draw pictures.

More dinos next week!

Attack in Whitby

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The second Dracula illustration… I’m not going in any particular order, just sort of doing them as they come to me. But seriously, if you’ve never read Dracula, you should really do yourself the favour of reading it. I think if I had read it back in 1897 when it came out, I would have certainly contracted the brain fever from terror. Oh MAN, it’s good.

And I really like the way it printed… oh it’s just so clean.

Sushi on the Brain

sushi on the brain

Well this is what I was working on yesterday that didn’t quite turn out right… but I said I’d save it, and I did, dammit!

Sushi on the brain. Yes, I did have sushi on the brain while I was working on it, but for some reason I’ve had this idea in my head for a while… I thought it was kinda funny.

I actually cut out this print from the back of a failed Dracula illustration. The revised version of THAT, I’ll post next week with all it’s gothic glory and whatnot.

Uh, but just for fun since I was a little late posting this, here’s a picture of the first few prints that didn’t turn out.

sushi failures

I ended up getting rid of the little piece of seaweed and then printed it correctly four times. Damn right.

sushi oks

Horrifying One-Day Delay!

Loyal readers, friends and enemies alike, it turns out I’m gonna be a day late posting this week because the print I’m working on printed like crap. Seriously, crap.

I know I can save it though, just hang on ONE extra day…