Flesh fans might like to check out this interview I did for Karl Keily over at Comic Book Resources.

And here’s a few more pics by artist James McKay:

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  1. Mike Taylor

    Pat, I wonder if you’re aware of Jeff Liston’s academic article of the cultural influence of Flesh on the public perception of dinosaur metabolism? It was published as part of the Geological Society of London’s volume Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians: A Historical Perspective (along with my own contribution, a chapter on the history of sauropod studies). The book sells at a stupidly high price of £95, but you can get a PDF of Jeff’s paper from https://anonfiles.com/file/30502143caf2459bb5cfac19ae294c4a

    1. Pat Mills Post author

      Thanks, Mike. Yes, I was in contact with Jeff who gave me some great info for Flesh… Notably on the Quetzalcoatlus and their astonishing visual appearance. James McKay, the Flesh artist, has just come back from China where he has seen some of the latest dinosaur discoveries.

      1. Pat Mills Post author

        Many thanks, Mike. Any new discoveries I’d love to hear about them!

        We’re just featuring a double-trunked Brachiosaurus – sorry it it’s a bit heretical, but it makes for great comic strip!

      2. Mike Taylor

        “double-trunked Brachiosaurus” <– Uuuuhh, well, I guess I need to remind myself that this IS a comic after all :-)

        But if you're interested for yourself, here are the reasons why sauropods did not have trunks (from Darren Naish, who coincidentally did his palaeo Ph.D at the same university as both Jeff and me): http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/03/20/junk-in-the-trunk/

        As for new discoveries — it's a year old new, but I would LOVE to see Brontomerus (Greek for Thunder Thighs) kicking raptors out of the way, as illustrated and described here: http://svpow.com/2011/02/23/please-welcome-brontomerus-mcintoshi-2/ Or if you prefer a short explanatory video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nxOr5GvFYQ

      3. Pat Mills Post author

        That’s a good idea, Mike. I shall definitely try and work that in. May be a while, but it’s good to see the sauropods get their own back. Something I haven’t done before.

        (I recently featured a form of bloat on them. More heresy, I know, but spectacular when one explodes.)

      4. Mike Taylor

        “spectacular when one explodes” <– That I would pay good money to see! Which prog?

        It will be the crowning triumph of my academic career if Brontomerus appears in 2000 AD :-)

      5. Pat Mills Post author

        Exploding sauropod is in Flesh Badlanders, currently unscheduled, guestimate it’ll be out in Spring 2013.

        Will definitely work in the Brontomerus!

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