About LITC

Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs is a fairly frequently updated blog about dinosaur art, science, and pop culture. It's been going since the summer of 2009, including regular features like Vintage Dinosaur Art, sharing visions of the Mesozoic by paleoart icons as well as more obscure illustrators, and roundups of dinosaur news and blogging called Mesozoic Miscellany.

Your Bloggers

David Orr

I started LITC after months of dabbling in writing about dinosaurs on a more generalist blog. It was a good idea! I've loved dinosaurs, paleontology, and natural history in general since I was a kid, always fascinated by the history of the rock under my feet and what tales it told of lost worlds. The most rewarding part of writing this blog has been how much I've learned, both from actively researching for posts as well as being immersed in the on-line community of paleontology experts and enthusiasts. Professionally, I am a freelance designer and illustrator. Whenever I do any saurian-centric design or illustration work, I like sharing it here.

Other than that? I'm married to a super-fantastic lady named Jennie, have two bratty dogs. I actively take on design commissions, too, so don't be shy! My design portfolio is the place to check out my work, and I am active at at Flickr. I sell paleo-related designs at my Redbubble store.

Victoria Arbour

Victoria Arbour is a postdoctoral fellow at the Royal Ontario Museum and University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. She's especially interested in ankylosaur palaeobiology, the evolution of weaponry in extinct animals, and Cretaceous dinosaur biogeography.

Asher Elbein

I’ve been writing and illustrating dinosaurs in one capacity or another for as long as I can remember. I’ve always had an abiding interest in the strange, the fantastic, and the prehistoric, and the ways in which folklore, pop culture, and science interact. Currently I’m a student at the University of Alabama, working on a degree in Creative Writing and Natural History. There tend to be various illustration and writing projects burying me at any given time, and my work’s been published in both short fiction venues like Bards and Sages and the venerable Prehistoric Times. In my non-working life, I wander through ruined buildings, consume trashy cinema, and sketch strange creatures. My favorite extinct dinosaur is the elegant Allosaurus atrox, and my favorite extant dinosaur is the Abyssinian Ground Hornbill (if you’ve ever met one, you’ll understand why.)

If you’re so inclined, you can see my art at Ashere.deviantart.com or contact me at aelbein (at symbol) gmail (dot) com.

N. Puttapipat

Natee is an illustrator with a love of the arts and natural history, who within the Mesozoic blogosphere may be recognised (possibly with distaste) for drawing such things as Triceratops on a tricycle and ornately caparisoned Olorotitan giving rides to fine folk. As well as gradually bringing Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs into disrepute as a contributor, Natee also occasionally reviews toys and models of the saurian kind for the Dinosaur Toy Blog.

Gina Viglietti

Gina worked as an Illustrator and Visual Development artist in games and animation for several years before realizing that she was actually a not- so- closeted palaeontology nerd. In the next two months she is set to begin an Honours course in Paleontology at the University of Witwatersrand. She still keeps her illustration work going on the side as she hopes, while also to become a great natural scientist, to become known for science illustration and paleo art. An amateur botanist, she finds plants endlessly fascinating. If you're looking for Gina, you can usually find her crouched amongst her pots of succulents or nurturing some unusual seedlings.

Marc Vincent

As a child, I was fascinated by dinosaurs. Then I grew up. Then I grew a little back down again, and here we are. Contrary to popular opinion, there is more to me than simply being an unfortunate twenty-something dinosaur geek (in spite of the impression given by my online persona) – I'm also a recent university graduate, a fan of beer, exploratory days out and a bit of a no-good pacifistic atheist slacker type. When it comes to dinosaurs, my favourite is the rather predictable and standard Tyrannosaurus rex, although out of those extant it is the stunningly attractive European magpie, Pica pica. As a troll correctly pointed out, all this prehistory business is something I never expect to make money from – it's all about the sheer love of knowledge. And scaly and feathery things with big teeth. If I'm ever a little bit savage in my writing then I apologise – the bitterness stems from living in a weirdo island kingdom with terrible weather. At least LITC now has a little transatlantic flavour (with a 'U').