One of the planet’s most legendary carnivores, the tyrannosaurus rex, has long inspired awe and wonder across generations. Artist Ted Rechlin (Tyrannosaurus Rex, End of the Ice Age) returns to his science-based storytelling in T. Rex Generation from Rextooth Studios on September 18, 2018.
Step back 66 million years into the late Cretaceous period, during the reign of the king of the dinosaurs. Follow Cobalt and Sierra, a mated tyrannosaurus pair as they raise their four hatchlings in the wild and perilous lands of prehistoric Montana. Even in their prime, will their fearsome power and prowess be enough to protect their offspring?
T. Rex Generations uses the latest science to showcase an epic tale of heroic proportions through full-panel spreads. Entertaining and educational, readers of all ages will discover the complexity of the animal kingdom, the lifespan, evolution and social behavior of the T. rex, as well as the lighter side of these creatures that are often seen as monsters.
“There isn’t an established genre for graphic novels about natural history and wildlife. And with science education my top priority, it was a natural to portray T. rex, the most well-studied dinosaur of all time,” said Rechlin. “Dinosaurs are complex animals who are far from the slow, stupid and tail-dragging lizards they were originally viewed as. Recent research suggests that T. rex was likely a very intelligent animal who was capable of social behavior and problem solving. I used this research as the basis for the family group of T. rex followed in my books.
Rechlin is the writer-artist of six books including Jurassic, which won the silver medal for graphic novel of the year from Foreword Reviews and Sharks: A 400 Million Year Journey. His next book is Howl: A New Look at the Big Bad Wolf scheduled to publish in January 2019.
T. Rex Generations is available in hardcover at booksellers nationwide, Amazon and other online retailers.