Welcome to Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs
Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs (LITC) has been publishing continuously since 2009. We began at Blogger, and moved to this WordPress-powered site in December 2017. Our focus is mainly on the evolving perception of Mesozoic life through art and pop culture. Our Vintage Dinosaur Art series, casting a modern eye on older dinosaur books, helps to chart the changing vision of dinosaurs in the public consciousness. We also post interviews, monthly news roundups, and reviews of contemporary books, attractions, and museum exhibits.
Readership and Guest Posts
LITC currently averages about 3,500 unique visitors per month, with just over 3,000 followers on Facebook. We welcome comments and hope to spur conversation, but abusive, derogatory, or generally trollish behavior is not permitted. We are happy to consider requests for guest posts, if they are relevant to the blog’s content and represent a personal perspective.
Will you feature my art/ project/ book/ crowdfunding campaign/ etc?
Maybe! No promises. We put stuff up according to our own eccentric tastes, so if we really dig it and you’re not a dang creep, we’ll probably be up for giving it a mention at the very least.
Keeping the Lights On
These are the good and honorable people behind the blog.
David is an illustrator and graphic designer for Blue Aster Studio and part-time graphic designer for a university IT department. He has loved dinosaurs, paleontology, and natural history in general since childhood, always fascinated by the history of the rock under his feet and what tales it told of lost worlds. This led him to start LITC in 2009 and drives much of his creative work. You can see his natural history illustration portfolio at DavidOrogenic.com and purchase his work at Etsy and Studio 252MYA. You can also follow David on Twitter , Instagram, and DeviantArt.
Marc works in something vaguely IT-related, but has also been writing about dinosaurs (and especially dinosaur books and artwork) on the internet for some years now. Fascinated by dinosaurs as a child, his interest in them was piqued again in his early 20s when he learned how much the science had progressed in just a decade. Since joining the Chasmosaurs team in 2010, he’s been fortunate enough to meet all sorts of wonderful scientists, artists and enthusiasts through his little blogging hobby. And he does hope that he’s significantly less bitter and cynical than he used to be. Follow Marc on Twitter and read his reviews at the Dinosaur Toy Blog.
Nick is a writer based outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Obsessed with dinosaurs and paleontology since birth, he has worked to share and communicate this passion with others. Currently, he runs his own paleo scicomm blog Rex Machina. At Rex Machina, he explores his personal experiences of paleontology, novel and intriguing news from the paleo world, and the intersections of natural history and culture. He’s also currently working on a dinosaur-themed novel, and will be releasing a new paleo-related project later in 2019.
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. Visit her website, including her excellent solo blog, at Pseudoplocephalus.com, or follow her on Twitter.
Natee is an illustrator with a love of the arts and natural history, who within the Dinoblogosphere 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. You can also follow Natee on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Asher has been writing and illustrating dinosaurs in one capacity or another for as long as he can remember. These days he’s a freelance journalist on the beat, covering folklore, ecology, pop-culture (and, yes, paleontology). You can read his work at asherelbein.com, follow him on Twitter and see his art at Ashere.deviantart.com.