Prehistoric Times – Preview
This might be a very strange and distressing year for many people (2020), we might be yearning for a sense of normality or normalcy as they say across the pond. Mike Fredericks and his team responsible for “Prehistoric Times”, the quarterly magazine for prehistoric animal enthusiasts, palaeoartists and collectors of dinosaur figures and related merchandise have produced another amazing issue and it will soon be in the post.
The artwork that adorns the front cover is a dramatic Pleistocene-inspired scene created by the extremely talented American palaeoartist Mark Hallet. The artwork depicting a cave bear defending her calf, certainly has impact!
The Front Cover of “Prehistoric Times” Magazine (Issue 135)
Picture Credit: Mike Fredericks
Front Cover Artwork by Mark Hallett
Inspired by a previous generation of great artists such as Charles R. Knight, Mark has worked with a large number of prestigious publications, museums and other institutions including National Geographic, the Smithsonian and the American Museum of Natural History as well as working with the likes of Steven Spielberg on the Jurassic Park franchise.
A passionate supporter of conservation, Mark continues to create beautiful and dramatic artwork depicting prehistoric scenes and dioramas helping to excite and inspire the next generation of scientists by encouraging them develop a fascination for the natural world. Inside this edition of the magazine readers will discover two articles penned by the Texas-based artist along with more examples of his exquisite artwork.
The autumn edition of “Prehistoric Times” (issue 135), also features an article written by the American researcher, illustrator and author Gregory S. Paul along with the second part of the perspective on theropod dinosaur artwork of the famous Czech artist Zdeněk Burian in a long-running series researched and written by John Lavas. Stegosaurus is the featured dinosaur and look out for an article on that survivor of the Permian mass extinction, the herbivorous, heavily-built Lystrosaurus. It’s great to see a member of the Dicynodontia showcased in the magazine.
In these troubling times, “Prehistoric Times” helps to bring together the prehistoric animal model collecting community. We are looking forward to receiving the next issue, it should be with us very soon.
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