Monday, 31 December 2012

New Year's Goblin

New Year's Goblin © Glendon Mellow


Happy New Year to all my friends, families and supporters of my art and The Flying Trilobite blog!

Next year, may all your goblins be small-ish and cheery.

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Field Guide to the Jewel Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Northeastern North America

Cover photo of Buprestis rufipes by Ted MacRae

Buprestis striata field guide page showing colour variations.


Sample key to genera page. All characters used in the key are illustrated with either high magnification photographs or simple illustrations.



Trachys generic page from Field Guide to Jewel Beetles featuring original artwork by scientific illustrator/artist Glendon Mellow.

(*All above image captions by Morgan Jackson.) 
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Last summer, I had Beetle Week here on The Flying Trilobite, to show a series of Ontario jewel beetle paintings I was commissioned to illustrate by entomologist and insect photographer Morgan Jackson, blogger at Biodiversity in Focus

The book is now available - including limited copies for FREE, and its a beauty!

I'm so thrilled my illustrations get to share the same pages as photos from Ted McCrae, Morgan Jackson, and many others.

My thanks to Morgan and his co-authors, Stephen M Paiero, Adam Jewiss-Gaines, Troy Kimoto, Bruce D Gill, and Stephen A Marshall.

For another look at the book, and details on getting a copy, check out Morgan's announcement post at Biodiversity in Focus. Make sure to read how this book came about, and learn about the changing beetle landscape.

You can also find merchy-merch on sale in my online store  with the illustrations I created - greeting cards, framed prints, iPhone cases, tees, 2013 calendar and more.

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Friday, 14 December 2012

Black and White Trilobite iPhone Case


New iPhone case in my online store!  A sophisticated black and white trilobite for those moments in life where you need your glowing device to make a statement: "hey, I don't need hundreds of colours".
There's more cases available than are pictured here for iPhone 3,4, & 5 as well as iPod touch - and coming in the new year, iPad cases too! 




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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Interview with Legendary Illustrator James Gurney

"Inspiring New Realities: interview with James Gurney"

Check out my Symbiartic interview at Scientific American: http://t.co/tvYotjaw



Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Beetles + Trilobites 2013 Calendar


It's here! And marked 10% off!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/flyingtrilobite/calendars/9728704-an-inordinate-fondness-for-beetles-trilobites

RedBubble print quality is fantastic, and there's no more economical way to get your hands on some surreal science for the new year.


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Gamers for Godlessness 24 Hour Gameathonapalooza!


Lousy Canuck (Jason Thibeault) and JT Eberhard are currently engaged in a 24 hour long video gaming marathon, with guests Skyping in! Money raised goes to the fine people at Camp Quest and Women in Secularism.

I'll be joining them for a chat (and to help keep them awake) starting at about 1 am tonight!  Probably talk about atheism in comic book games, and I'm hoping to discuss Mass Effect and Assassin's Creed.

Oh - the little banner I whipped up, above, was made on my iPhone using Sketch Club with some lettering a cloning done in Photoshop afterward.

Visit them here!  You can comment and join in the fun.
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