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Carnotaurus Sex!

April 25th, 2006 by Mike Keesey :: 11 Comments

NO RLY!

Most of you are probably already familiar with the work of Luis Rey, but in case you didn’t know, he has a website: Luis V. Rey’s Art Gallery: Dinosaurs and Paleontology. (And yes, there really is a piece featuring Carnotaurus in flagrante delicto.)

I realize Parry and Carney has been a black-and-white strip until now, but it seemed somehow wrong not to use color for even a cartoon version of a Rey piece. He usually works with very saturated colors, and why not? Dinosaurs, like almost all sauropsids, have better color vision than us mammals, and many living dinosaurs (particularly passeriforms) are quite colorful. (Although some of my favorite Rey works, oddly enough, are his dynamic black-and-white sketches in Henry Gee’s A Field Guide to Dinosaurs.)

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