“DINOSAURS: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopaedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages” (Written by Thomas R. Holtz and entirely illustrated by yours truly) .
At Last the book has been published!.
Just got news that Ray Bradbury has made the following comment
regarding the encyclopedia to the editor:
"Alice... Glorious... Quote me!"
Can we ask for more?
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“DINOSAURS: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopaedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages” (Written by Thomas R. Holtz and entirely illustrated by yours truly) is virtually ready. It will include the rigorous wit and wisdom of Dr. Holtz in the form of clear, general audience-friendly updated information combined with detailed cladistic analyses and accompanied with more than three hundred illustrations, most of them new and including reconstructions of many unfamiliar dinosaurs (some of them for the first time).
The list is long but to name just a few:
Silesaurus, Guanlong, Yinlong, Dilong, Zupaysaurus, Megaraptor, Mapausaurus, Sinornithomimus. Falcarius, Zalmoxes. Supersaurus, Incisivosaurus, Buitreraptor, Sinusonasus, Antetonitrus, Nigersaurus, Bonitasaura, Agustinia, Agilisaurus, Tarchia, Lurdosaurus, Olorotitan and Draconyx… all will get the Luis V. Rey Treatment for the first time. And yes… we will have the first ever -fully endorsed- new skeletal restoration of Eotyrannus by Darren Naish.
Several other non-dinosaurian fauna will be represented including Cynognathus, Eudimorphodon, the sea reptiles of the Triassic and the Jurassic and some of the post KT event animal survivors culminating in a tip-toeing Megatherium!
Thanks to the use of new free-hand Photoshop painting techniques I have been able to digitally create new illustrations while preserving the style and at the same time do something that I could only dreamt before: my old paintings have ceased to be mere relics from the past and have been revamped according to all the new research!
Familiar illustrations have been modified and revamped completely. In the case illustrated here: the allegorical but fictional old painting of Giganotosaurus and Amargasaurus “South American Dinosauria” has been transformed in the factual “Mapausaurus attacking a juvenile Argentinosaurus”.
An encyclopaedia that was originally exclusively intended for young audiences has become at the end much more than that and it is now designed for every possible reader interested in science in general and Palaeontology in particular. This long labour of love by Thom and myself will be lavishly presented by Random House and on the shops by 2007.
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