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Pteranodon With a Fedora

The hat’s a little big for him, in retrospect.

As for the overall quality of this piece, let’s just say that in a few days, you’re really not going to care.

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Velociraptor With a Bowler

Here, I made you a velociraptor in a bowler. Happy Sunday.

Triceratops With A Sunhat

He was unsure what the thing was, but it was a pretty color and made him feel handsome.

Can be bought and worn on your body here.

Apatosaurus With Fairy Wings And A Top Hat

The apatosaurus studied the location of the sun above it and reflected that it may not make it to the tea party on time. It furrowed its brows and attempted to fly faster.

Origin story (recorded in November 2011): I was at an aikido seminar in Roxbury, at lunch, trying to figure out something to draw because Mom gave my egg salad sandwich to an unfortunate Canadian fellow, so I had eaten what I did have (some chips) and I was bored. I said to my friend, Malcolm, “What should I draw?” He said, “A tyrannosaurus rex with rocket skates.”

And then I guess I just completely ignored him or something, because I haven’t got a drawing of a tyrannosaurus rex with rocket skates lying around. (I think I found some food at that point.)¬†But¬†then I got home and remembered the conversation about a week later. Huge, flightless dinosaurs flying was a fairly funny idea, and so I ended up drawing the improvement upon Malcolm’s suggestion that you see before you. It only took about ten minutes, but quickly became my most popular drawing. Friends, family, and Facebook acquaintances loved it, and my wonderful friend, Mira, who has her own shop on Skreened, even suggested I put it on a shirt. I went for it, and when I saw the interest it garnered, it became apparent that I might be able to do more with my drawings than devote a Facebook album to them. So I did, and thus Radio Trees was born.

So, clearly, a thank you is in order. Dear Canadian fellow who ate my egg salad: thank you. Without your hunger and my mother’s charity, I would have had an uninteresting lunch free of artistic endeavors, never asked Malcolm for inspiration, ignored his suggestion, drawn the illustration above, made my fortune of four dollars (and counting!) off THE SHIRT YOU CAN BUY of said illustration, and created this blog, which I love dearly. I will always be grateful to you.

Oh, and thanks, Malcolm.

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