Saturday, June 27, 2009


JAH Signing Poster -final
Yesterday, I was on CFAX 1070 (an AM radio station in Victoria) with Gareth Gaudin of Legends comics, talking about comics, the comic industry, watchmen, and stuff like that. You should really check out Legends this coming saturday - I'll be doing a signing there. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fun with the bird-men!

Bronze Age- North Caucasus
These are three dinosauroid illustrations I've just been doing for fun. They might end up being part of a set of pieces, each showing a different stage of technological development. 
Neolithic- Eurasian Steppe
They've been a lot of fun so far...
Mesolithic - Eastern Asia

Friday, June 19, 2009


flores redesign
Also, stegodons aside, over the past little while I've been doing some interviews with Victoria's finest. A local author and comic-book lover by the name of Troy Wilson has been incredible in helping me get some local press. I did an interview with ShawTV (which will be playing tonight at six o'clock) and on the seventeenth, I did an interview on CBC One in Victoria. Once I can, I'll set up links to 'em... 

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The wee proboscideans of Flores...

s florensis insularis-1
Ah, the flores stegodon. How confusing those paleontologists have been. 
In the first national geographic article, the dwarf stegodon described as being contemporaneous with H floresiensis was stegodon sondaari. The problem was that this water-buffalo sized stegodon went extinct some 900,000 odd years ago. It was replaced by s. Florensis, a "medium to large" sized proboscidean - a size, I assume, to be close to that of your average asian elephant. Hundreds of thousands of years on Flores, however, did dwarf the stegodons, and the proboscidean that did live alongside h. Floresiensis was s. Florensis Insularis, a stegodon which, according to the one paper I could only read the abstract of, was 30% smaller then the ancestral s florensis, based off of the size of the juvenile molars found in the same layer as H floresiensis.

With all this shit in mind, this is my new dwarf stegodon - which, visually, I think is more dramatic a juxtaposition to have with h floresiensis. What do you think?