Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Vintage Dinosaur Art: Dinosaurs! The 1987 Childcraft Annual - Last Hurrah

There's probably a good point at which to stop posting about the same 1980s children's dinosaur book, but it isn't before you've covered any hadrosaurs. Therefore, please be welcoming of one last round of the Childcraft Annual, and of John Rignall's delightfully coloured bright-eyed lambeosaurines. It's a lovely day to be sporting a solid orange head crest, having tangerine dreams and admiring the smoking scenery.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Mesozoic Miscellany 77

In the News

Interested in the evolution of ankylosaur tail clubs? Of course you are, and you're in luck. Victoria Arbour's new research is all about it.

Matt Bonnan announces the publication of Pulanesaura, a new sauropod from South Africa dating from the early Jurassic - an important time in the evolutionary history of the clade.

Around the Dinoblogosphere

At SV-POW, Matt Wedel deigned to write about a "stinkin' ornithischian."

The Dinosaur Toy Blog reviewed the LEGO Velociraptor.

Trish Arnold trained her wit on Walking With Dinosaurs 3D during a recent live tweet session.

At Laelaps, Brian Switek interviewed paleontologist Robert Gay about his experiences teaching natural history to high school students.

Paleontology field work ain't all glamour and gorgeous badland vistas, Lisa Buckley reports.

At Prehistoric Beast of the Week, journey into the bowels of the AMNH with Chris DiPiazza.

Mark Witton recently announced his upcoming paleoart book, and has launched his own Patreon page.

An exceptional fossil mount at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science was profiled recently by Ben Miller.

Paleoart Pick

The Saurian team released some animations of their new T. rex design, and it's a stunner.

The Saurian T. rex, ©2015 Urvogel Games, LLC.

Read more about the redesign of their tyrant at the Saurian game blog.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Vintage Dinosaur Art: Dinosaurs! The 1987 Childcraft Annual - Part 3

Having already looked at saurischian dinosaurs in my first two posts on the 1987 Childcraft annual, it's high time some ornithischians were allowed to show their controversially cheeked faces. There's some more Greg Paul art in this category, but why don't we start with something that proved popular on Facebook?