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Raptormaniacs FanArt
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Published: July 18, 2013
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FanArt dedicated to a fellow deviantArt buddy, ambassador of paleontological science, and all around intelligent dude :iconalbertonykus:

Raptormanics is an affectionate parody of the popular show "Animaniacs" that used to air, and features a wonderful cast of maniraptoran dinosaurs. Maniraptora is a group of dinosaurs that have long arms with three-fingered hands on a wrist with a specilized half-moon shaped bone called a "semi-lunate". These dinosaurs include such things as the "raptor dinosaurs" (i.e. Velociraptor), the oviraptorosaurs, and the birds, among other strange critters from the Mesozoic.

Only rarely do I see a parody done so well as this, that is, bridging both typical humor with "scientific humor" but doing it in a way that leaves you both entertained and seeking for information about the facts behind the humor. Perhaps I'm being over-dramatic, but I'm not going to lie, I love this series! Plus I'm a sucker to science-humor, call me a nerd... an artistically-minded nerd :)

Now, the comic hasn't been really updated in quite a while, but either way I wanted to pay tribute to it somehow. Luckily the author had recently updated his designs to reflect the latest science, so I decided to jump on this while I could. I tried to be as accurate as I could, but also trying to merge it with my cartoony-style (I didn't want to go hyper-realistic).

The "Jurassic Park"-ish logo was my idea, changing it from the typical T. rex to the maniraptoran hand, the trademark of this group of dinosaurs. :)

You can visit his blog here: albertonykus.blogspot.com/ , where he posts both comics, news, movie reviews, and interesting articles about maniraptors!
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Raptormaniacs! Those are the facts!
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Cool fan art!:)
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