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?
This is Sarah:
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.
A new dinosaur puzzle. I must like dinosaurs because I draw a lot of them.
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.
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?
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.
A while back I illustrated another fun project for Mudpuppy called Flip & Draw Sports. This is a kind of flip book where there are ten characters, split at the neck and waist, so that the legs, torsos and heads are all different and can be mixed and matched. There’s a baseball player, basketball player, soccer player, football player, golfer, hockey player, volleyball player, snowboarder, swimmer, and tennis player. Here are photos of some of the combinations.
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.
I’ve posted the illustration here previously, and now I can post the puzzle. And now you can go get it!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I also made a puzzle for Mudpuppy a while back, and I have another puzzle coming out this next winter. Stay tuned for that.
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.