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and the winner is…

May 11th, 2012

On Monday I posted a contest to name all six dinosaurs in the puzzle I made for Galison/Mudpuppy. As of noon today there were six correct entries.

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

The dinosaurs are thus, clockwise from top left in the above picture:

Green – T-rex, duh.
Orange – Triceretops
Purple – Ankylosaurus
Red – Stegosaurus
Yellow – Velociraptor
Blue/turquoise – Brachiosaurus, formerly known as Brontosaurus, which I accept as a correct answer.

So as I said, six people got all six, though many of you should watch your spelling. I assigned each of you a number (1 – 6) and then I used a random number generator to choose a number from one to six. One came up, (the actual order was 1, 3, 6, 5, 4, 2) which happened to be assigned to……………………..

Are you ready?

star trek dance

Sarah Perry!

This is Sarah:
Sarah Perry

She’s an author and mom of an almost-3-year-old and creator of Pajama Girl. I know this because I looked her up. She entered about forty-five seconds after I posted the contest, so she apparently knows her dinosaurs. Sarah, I’m gonna send you an email so I can get your address. In the meantime, congratulations.

Thanks for playing!

Six Dinosaurs and one contest

May 7th, 2012

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

A new dinosaur puzzle. I must like dinosaurs because I draw a lot of them.

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

This is a cool little thing from Galison/Mudpuppy, for whom I’ve made a lot of toys and puzzles. Six dinosaurs and one puzzle. The puzzle comes as a series of nine cubes, with each side being a piece of one of the puzzles.

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

Mudpuppy Dinosaur Block puzzle

You can get this here at the Mudpuppy site.

I have an extra one of these and I’d like to give it away to someone, so I thought I’d have a little contest. There are six dinosaurs here, right? Send me an email with all six dinosaurs correctly listed (and list the colors so I can tell which one you’re naming). Of all of the right answers I’ll pick one winner from random, okay?

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So you have this week. I’ll pick the winner on Friday afternoon, around 3pm Eastern Time. Send your email to brian at mrbiggs dot com. You could leave it as a comment if you want, but then you’d be giving your answers away to everyone who reads this post. So instead of doing that, use email, and then just write a funny joke about dinosaurs in the comments. Cool?

Oh yeah, the winner has to send a picture of themselves building the puzzle when they get it. Okay? Good luck.

puzzling dinosaurs

June 13th, 2011

mudpuppy dinosaur puzzle

A project I did for Mudpuppy was published just recently. It’s a 12-piece puzzle featuring those famous and extinct relatives of lizards (or birds if you adhere to those theories), the dinosaurs. T-rex, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Pterodactyl each make an appearance here.
Go get yours at your local favorite toy shop, or if that doesn’t work, get it on the internet.

mudpuppy dinosaur puzzle
mudpuppy dinosaur puzzle
mudpuppy dinosaur puzzle
mudpuppy dinosaur puzzle

Color Me Spacey

July 7th, 2010

I’ve posted the illustration here previously, and now I can post the puzzle. And now you can go get it!

Outer Space puzzle
Outer Space puzzle
Outer Space puzzle
Outer Space puzzle
Galison/Mudpuppy commissioned this last year and released it this month. One side is colored by me and the other side is to be colored by you or your kids or friends.
This particular illustration was also just accepted into the 3×3 magazine children’s illustration annual, along with my #6 race car collage.

Puzzled

January 25th, 2010

a puzzle!

A year or so ago I drew an illustration of cars and trucks and stuff on a spaghetti-tangle of highways. This was commissioned by the fantastic toy-maker/card-publisher/gift-creator Mudpuppy and their art director Cynthia Matthews. I’ve done a few projects in the past for them, including the Air Land Sea puzzle and the scribbling monster journal.

Here’s the puzzle itself.

puzzle for Mudpuppy

This puzzle got delayed a bit in the production, but was finally released last week. It’s in a really nice little box and I’m very very pleased with the results. I got my small box of samples on Friday and immediately set to work putting the puzzle together. Furthermore, I recorded this process and made a movie which you can watch right here. Then, after you watch it, you can go to Mudpuppy’s website and order a dozen or two of them.

Oh yeah, music by Dance Robot, Dance.

Space Puzzle for Mudpuppy

September 21st, 2009

15 x 10 inch puzzle for Mudpuppy
You may recall the Astronauts in Peril I posted during my recent month-long sojourn in Arkansas. This was a sketch for a puzzle I was drawing and designing for Galison/Mudpuppy. I’ve done quite a lot of work for Mudpuppy. In fact, over the last two or three years, the work for Mudpuppy has been my favorite in both the process and the results. So when Cynthia Matthews called and asked me to do a piece with aliens and planets and comets and stuff, I jumped on it.
I completed the puzzle last week. While it won’t be published for almost a year (June 2010), I am happy to be able to show it off now. The timing is nice, as I’m about to start working on a book for Hyperion about aliens and I’d not quite yet figured out how I want it to look. This is a good start.
Below are four smaller detail images showing the puzzle in more detail.
space puzzle detail

space puzzle detail

space puzzle detail

space puzzle detail

Scribbling Monster Diary for Galison/Mudpuppy

July 2nd, 2009

Last year I made this cover design for Galison/Mudpuppy for a diary. I just received a box of these books and they are just terrific. Nice 6 x 4.24 inch hardcover with a little padlock and two keys. They tell me that the journals are out there and on the Galison website here.

Scribbling Monster Diary cover

Scribbling Monster Diary interior

Scribbling Monster Diary back cover

I also made a puzzle for Mudpuppy a while back, and I have another puzzle coming out this next winter. Stay tuned for that.

Mini Puzzle for Mudpuppy

August 21st, 2008

Mini Puzzle

A while back I made a big puzzle for Mudpuppy with the theme “Air, Land, and Sea.” Recently they asked me to make another puzzle, a little smaller for the 3+ crowd, with more cars. Last night this thing got finished and will be out June 2009.
As you probably know, I really really like drawing cars and trucks and things that go.

Air, Land and Sea puzzles and games

March 3rd, 2008

Finally! I got two large boxes today full of the play-set, puzzle, and stationery I designed and illustrated for Mudpuppy last year.

Air, Land and Sea

March 19th, 2007

Just today finished an illustration for a company called Mudpuppy, art directed by Lorena Siminovich. It will be published in about a year (Spring 08) in the form of a puzzle. The theme was “air, land and sea” and it was directly inspired by my book from 2004 “Un Mode de Transport” published by Le Rouergue. Stay tuned for more on this in, oh, about a year.