Me and my clucking dinosaurs.

(Not so)distant relatives.

Recently, on the 19th of July 2014, my first article was published in The Novascotian section of The Chronicle Herald. It was the first time I’d written as well as illustrated an article, so there was lots of head scratching involved. You can read the article by clicking on this link.


19 thoughts on “Me and my clucking dinosaurs.

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your text – you are a wordsmith plus the illustration is gorgeous. I was drawing a neighbour’s hens yesterday and although I looked after them for a week while he was on holiday I have always presumed they are siblings. It was only through drawing them that I realised they were in fact different breeds! Not alike at all. And related to dinosaurs? – yep I can see that ..

    • Thanks Eleanor, I’m glad you enjoyed the article & illustration. Yes, drawing does that; makes you look more closely. Glad you survived looking after your neighbour’s dinosaurs ;-) Russell.

  2. Congratulations on having your article published. It was an enjoyable read. Your rooster sounds delightful. We had chickens when I was a child. We did attempt to eat one; but by the time it was prepared and on the table, my dad couldn’t bear to touch it, remembering its antics when it was alive. Needless to say we didn’t try that again. Good luck, I hope the hawks and coyotes stay off.

    • Thanks Maria, and thanks for recalling your childhood memories. I’m sure I’d find myself in the same quandary as your dad, we’ll just have to let them grow old gracefully :-) Russell.

  3. Hi Russell- your article was funny, full of interesting facts and well written, I think you have a new sideline! Look forward to reading more. Love the drawings! – have fun mucking about. – Sharon

  4. What a great article, I really enjoyed reading it. My Mum used to have chickens when she was young- her pet dog would guard them and round them up when they were out of the coop.
    Good wishes,

    • Thanks Julie, I was a bit nervous writing the article but I guess it turned out alright in the end. Good idea! We could use a guard dog around here too. It’s a small world, I was born in your neck of the woods, spent lots of time in Alderly Edge. Thank you for commenting, Russell.

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