The Cryptozoologicon is a s a celebration of the myths, legends, evolution and biology of hidden animals.
This is one of my artworks from the book, depicting a realistic version of a supposedly "dinosaur-like" cryptid called Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu! Buy the Cryptozoologicon from Irregular Books today at www.irregularbooks.co !
Yeah, Imperator-Zor's right... 'stegosaur fish'! That said I'm afraid I'm not familiar with this cryptid, though in some ways it sounds not unlike the Mokele-mbembe in that it has been taken on as a possible 'living' dinosaur.
Makes me think on the SCP Foundation for some reason.
Yeah, the stegosaur-hypothesis never made sense, because... err... as we know, the last stegosaur died during early cretaceous, so it's unlikely, that they've survived. The idea, that the Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu is, if it exists, a bichir is far more plausible.
Can't await to get the book!
Just one point of a little critique (sorry about that): The dorsal fins should maybe be partly covered with green algae...
Well... to be positive: Wonderful painting! That it shows an adult with a young gives it a great backstory! Is the adult fish the protecting and carying mother?
And I have to say, that the original bichir-idea is brilliant! Never had this idea in mind! Awesome!
Just one word....AWESOME!!!
I like how Irregular books change the old shit stereotypes about prehistoric animals (shrink-wrapped illustration ) and the Cryptozoology itself ( if we see something strange animal, its probably a DINOSAUR )
What should be very cool? A book about Kaijus in realistic vision as we saw the dinosaurs in All Yesterdays