Tag Archives: Art

The creatures of my alien planet Junction and how to turn speculative biology into a story. Here is the presentation Many thanks to Charlotte Bowman,  Henry Thomas, and everyone at Specposium  

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Conodonts 2

(see posts like this a week earlier by signing up to my $1 patreon) You might remember my first radiation of conodonts last month. Now it’s time for phase two of my art/evolution experiment. With the aid of a dice, … Continue reading

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Conodonts

(see posts like this on my Patreon one week earlier) Partly this came from a conversation we’ve been having at the Spec Evo forum, and partly from some musings I’ve been having on the random aspects of evolution. More on … Continue reading

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Tottering Horrors

(see posts like this a week earlier on my Patreon) Experiments with an idea that never made it into Interchange. Imagine a fish that gets onto land, not by pushing on the ground with its fins, but by using its … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Alien

This originally came from a GAN-generated image (here, 2nd row, 2nd from the right). I like the bauplan I came up with to make sense of the AI’s work: Four limbs , one at each vertex of a rhombus, with … Continue reading

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November Newsletter: The Scarf

I fell through the door with a sense of desperation. There wasn’t anything particularly wrong back there in the building, just my office with my computer on the big table and my backpack and slightly uncomfortable chair. I had sat … Continue reading

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Giant Mouse

I made a challenge for the participants in the Build a Better Monster workshop: make a mouse the size of an elephant. In my original sketch I gave it a long mobile tail (moving the elephant’s trunk onto its bottom), … Continue reading

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Fishes out of Water

Some experiments with walking fishes. Start with a fish (0) – this one is a teleost. Note the pectoral fins are right above (dorsal of) the pelvic fins. The first tetrapods (1) evolved from lobe-finned fishes with the pelvic fins … Continue reading

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The City of Nuvil-La

What you’re looking at is the Saint Laurence river after a 60m rise in sea level, just south-west of Quebec city, where the Pierre-Laporte Bridge crosses the river. The old Bequa city is north of the river, centered on the … Continue reading

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Digeridoo the whippo

Digeridoo, the monument-building “whippomorph” who gives our heroes some problems to solve in the very first scene I wrote for Fellow Tetrapod. Digeridoo’s version of India never collided with Asia, and the muddy mangrove swamps of the north Indian coast … Continue reading

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