Synopses & Reviews
Nobrow Leporello - a series of illustrated books, aimed to push the boundaries of print and illustration. Some are educational, all are beautiful.
Can you name over 100 Dinosaurs off the top of your head? Do you know which of them came first? Which were the tallest and longest and which were the smallest and shortest? Which of them travelled by land and sea, or sky? Well if you don't know, Behold! the Dinosaurs! will get you well on your way there, with over 100 of the most awe-inspiring dinos and a handful of other prehistoric creatures that leap, crawl, run, fly, swim and slither from one side of this 4 metre concertina to the other, right up to the point where...well, you know.
A beautiful concertina that can be read as a book, displayed on a mantlepiece, or even framed as a print.
Suitable for all ages.
A comics author and illustrator, Harbin has lavished the subjects of his delightful fold-out booklet with the kind of vibrant detail I remember longing for in the dinosaur books I read as a kid. [and#133;] whether enjoyed as a fun browse, a handy reference tool, or wall art, this is a work that invites you to gaze at it again and again.
Itand#8217;s a gorgeous parade of over 100 meticulously researched and rendered dinosaurs, simply
marching on and on as the leporello unfolds: the tallest, longest, smallest, shortest, and#150; theyand#8217;re all here. There might not be every single known dinosaur depicted here, but itand#8217;s as close as it gets, and exquisitely, impressively so.
Whichever is your favourite and however you choose to enjoy the book (it can be read as book, displayed on a mantlepiece or hung as an art print) you will love gazing at the array of dinosaurs that Dustin has lovingly brought back to life as they leap, crawl, run, fly, swim and slither towards extinction.
Itand#8217;s probably going to be a hit with anyone from eight to eighty.
It is a visual story that children who love dinosaurs are going to enjoy as they scour each illustration for dinosaurs they know, and learn about dinosaurs they donand#8217;t. [and#133;] this infographic book is a real treat for children and adults who love to learn about dinosaurs.
and#151;New York Journal of Books
Perused as an informational book, or hung on a wall for display, Behold! The Dinosaurs! is perfect for young dinosaur enthusiasts or would look fabulous in a classroom setting.
and#151;5 Minutes for Books
A beautifully illustrated panaroma of dinosaur evolution at a whopping 6.5 feet long that will delight little paleontologists for hours.
Can you name 101 dinosaurs off the top of your head? Do you know which of them came first? Which was the first to go? Who was the tallest? How about the longest? The smallest? Fastest? Prettiest? Sleepiest? Dustin Harbin revisits some of the most awe-inspiring dinos to roam the earth in the Leporello format, a simple but beautifully illustrated infographic book that unravels 6.5 feet long.
Dustin Harbin is a cartoonist who lives in North Carolina. He is well known in the alternative comics scene for his Diary Comics published by Koyama Press. His favorite dinosaur isand#151;of courseand#151;the Stegosaurus.
About the Author
Dustin Harbin is the fourth product of a carpenter/seamstress union, possibly the best union for a cartoonist to decant from. He lives in North Carolina in the United States, just east of the region formed when the ur-continents of Baltica and Laurentia collided, throwing up the Appalachian Mountains near the beginning of the Devonian Period. Well known in the alternative comics scene for his Diary Comics series published by Koyama Press, Dustin's work has also appeared in Casanova, Seconds and the Hic and Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor. His favorite dinosaur isand#151;of courseand#151;the Stegosaurus.