T. REX GENERATIONS is Available Now!

T. REX GENERATIONS

by Author/Illustrator Ted Rechlin

NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL TAKES READERS ON AN EPIC JOURNEY DURING 

THE REIGN OF THE KING OF THE DINOSAURS

“Ted is part of a lineage of creators, such as Charles Knight and John Gurche, who seek to show you what we dinosaurs looked like in our lifetimes”-SUEtheTrex, Field Museum Chicago

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Tyrannosaurus rex has long inspired awe and wonder across generations. The planet’s most legendary carnivores grew to be over forty feet long and weighed nine tons, and their bite was more powerful than any terrestrial animal that has ever lived.  Join acclaimed artist Ted Rechlin (Tyrannosaurus Rex, Bears, Jurassic, Sharks: A 400 Million Year Journey, End of the Ice Age) in a return to his epic, science-based storytelling in T. rex Generations (Rextooth Studios, September 18, 2018). Featuring action-packed full-panel spreads, it is a coming-of-age story like no other, with a strong storyline and plenty of excitement. 

You think it is hard growing up now? Step back 66 million years into the late CRETACEOUS, 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? With an entirely new cast of dangerous dinos (such as the formidable Dakota Raptor and armored Ankylosaurus) T. rex Generations features the latest science to showcase an epic tale of heroic proportions. Entertaining and educational, readers of all ages will discover:

  • Animals, be they modern or prehistoric, are complex creatures and can care for their families

  • The T. rex lifespan is a fascinating evolution from tiny and defenseless to huge and awesome

  • Rarely portrayed in graphic novels, Dinosaurs are often seen as monsters when in reality they were motivated by the same things as modern animals are today

  • T. rex was likely a very intelligent animal who was capable of social behavior and problem solving like some modern birds 

  • Birds are dinosaurs! Modern birds and dinosaurs exhibit many common traits including hollow bones, feathers and egg-laying

“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,” says 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.” 

ABOUT TED RECHLIN

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 Author, Illustrator & Creative Director of Rextooth Studios, Ted Rechlin loves to tell stories and draw pictures of wildlife and natural history. Ted got his professional start drawing for DC Comics at age 19. He has been working as a freelance author/illustrator for more than a decade and has contributed his work to many museums, zoos, and publishing companies including DC Comics, Skyhorse Publishing, and Dover Publications. 

Ted is the author/illustrator 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.

To learn more about Ted and Rextooth Studios, please visit their website www.rextoothstudios.com and follow on Twitter and Facebook

T. rex Generations is available in hardcover at booksellers nationwide, Amazon and other online retailers. 



Witness The Journey of The Tyrannosaurus Rex in New Graphic Novel

“I feel like dinosaurs are a universal love. It’s something that everyone gets into as a kid and always has a deep fascination for even into adulthood. The undisputed king of the dinosaurs is the Tyrannosaurus Rex and artist Ted Rechlin is exploring the epic journey of the creature in a new graphic novel from Rextooth Studios.” - James Ferguson

Read on at Comicon.com!

The End of the Ice Age

The end of the Ice Age. Around 10,000 years ago. This was not only the end of the last major glacial period where great glaciers spread across the northern hemisphere, this was also the end of so many incredible animals. Animals that were so fantastical as to belong in science fiction movies. Animals so stupendous as to be conjured by our imaginations. They were real. Enormous sloths. Humungous cats with sabres for teeth. Massive shaggy elephants. All real. And all walking, stalking, and stomping until very recently.

A new graphic novel by the talented Ted Rechlin, End of the Ice Age, transports you back to a time when these beasts were surviving. Rechlin takes you to north America to see how a family of Smilodon struggles to survive, and over 3000 miles across Europe to witness other species living on the colder tundra.

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JURASSIC is a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Silver Award Winner!

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Just announced! JURASSIC is a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year silver award winner! Congratulations to Ted Rechlin as well as the other finalists and winners!

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan: June 15, 2018—Foreword Reviews, a book review journal focusing on independently published books, announced the winners of its INDIES Book of the Year Awards today. The awards recognize the best books published in 2017 from small, indie, and university presses, as well as self-published authors. You can view all of the winners at:

https://www.forewordreviews.com/awards/winners/2017/

“Awarding the INDIES is an intense months long judging process and our editorial team and librarian/bookseller judges grow a bit emotional as the announcement date nears,” said Matt Sutherland, Foreword Reviews’ editor-in-chief. “Everyone involved finds it a great honor to recognize all these great books because so many of them have been overlooked by mainstream publications due to the low profile of their publishers and authors. While they don’t have major PR machine or corporate budgets, these indie publishers are passionate about what they do, take chances, and produce a wide range of thought-provoking books.”

Over 2,000 entries were submitted in 68 categories, with Foreword’s editors choosing the finalists, and a panel of over 150 librarians and booksellers acting as judges to pick the winners.