What is behind the story of this new tyrannosaur saga? A few months ago a manuscript landed on my desk. Mike Kelly, knowledgeable dinosaur fan and a man that is becoming fast a new patron of the Paleo Arts and quality Paleaortists around the world, was proposing me the making of a comic (like the one I did for Marvel many years ago). I was reluctant at the beginning , but reading the manuscript I reckoned it was not only a well researched and palaeontologically accurate work of fiction..,. it had also dramatic and well crafted story lines that will thrill millions when it’s published. It is a book entirely dedicated to the life and times of tyrannosaurs, their way of life, struggles and… prey… However, the text is so good that it was a pity to downgrade it to mere side notes in a comic strip… so I proposed instead of doing several illustrations for every story, keeping the text intact. And he accepted.
The first story has as protagonists a herd of Alamosaurus being stalked and chased by a flock of T. rexes (in several stages of growth)… T. rex always brings Triceratops to mind but…We have seldom seen T. rex attacking a gigantic titanosaur like Alamosaurus. So I proceeded to do a restoration based on current research…And here’s what is behind those first protagonists.Some of you may have seen this picture of the new Alamosaurus mount in Dallas. I love to do reconstruction exercises based on museum mounts… just imagining them in the flesh and at that same enormous size… and that is exactly what I did as a first step. It will be some time before the whole project is finished… how are we planning to have T. rex solve the problem of tackling prey this size? Watch this space in months to come!As an extra, the Quetzalcoatlus accompanying mount deserved a reconstruction here…. but, sorry , Mammoths are not allowed !