Dispatches from the Creation Wars

DarkSyde Interviews Olduvai George

My old pal DarkSyde has published an interview at Unscrewing the Inscrutable with Carl Buell, better known as Olduvai George. Buell, as I mentioned last week, is a brilliant illustrator who has done the illustrations for numerous books on science and evolution. Most notably, he did all the illustrations for Carl Zimmer’s wonderful book At The Water’s Edge (if you haven’t read this book, go buy it. Now.). It’s an interesting interview that touches on the subject of how a conscientious artist goes about turning a fossil into a picture of the animal as it might have looked while alive.