Devonian Tetrapods

I’m working on a comic book with Russell Hawley. It will be A Love Story of Tetrapods set in the Late Devonian. Our protagonist, Acanthostega, will largely be based on Gaining Ground by Jennifer Clack, and our antagonist has been cast as our, usually very cute, Tiktaalik (who has been beautifully popularized by friend Kalliopi Monoyios). I’ve been sharing a fair number of the illustrations that I’ve been doing as we go through our research. In addition to the academic background research for the project, I spent a few months crawling around in creek beds sketching the transitions at the edges of water, and keeping live newts in house as behavioral models for Acanthostega.

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