Good evening, I am John Conway, and I make art of very old things, and of new things I have made up. I have a podcast about animals with Darren Naish, and have written and illustated two books with Darren and C.M. Kosemen. My art is funded by people like you through Patreon.

You can read more about me here.

All Yesterdays

Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

Cryptozoologicon: Volume I

The Biology, Evolution, and Mythology of Hidden Animals

20 Years Later

Recently, I went through my old palaeoart folder, and found a a bunch of my early oil paintings from over 20 years ago. I thought it would be fun to rework them, and see what's changed.

Diplodocus, 1999: diplodocus 1999 diplodocus 1999

Corythosaurus, 1997: corythosaurus 1999 corythosaurus 1999

Velociraptor, 1997 velociraptor 1999 velociraptor 1999

Diplodocus carnegii

A reboot of a paiting I originally did in 1999, age 18. This is one of my favourites from the period, as I liked the mood. The new version is mainly an attempt to make it more naturalistic. Original painting here:

Velociraptor mongoliensis

A reboot of a paiting I originally did in 1997, age 16. I think at the time I considered it my first sucessful oil painting. I have added all the stuff to it that I originally intended to, but chickened-out (painting over skies in oil painting is scary, because it's too hard to correct). Original painting here:

Website Update

I have just finished a major functional upgrade to this site, the biggest change being this blog. I used to host my blog on Tumblr, but due to some crazy corporation buying it and banning "adult" content, which includes anything with nudity apparently, I have decided it was time to leave. No one seemed to offer what I wanted, so I've made it myself.

There a lot of other changes to other parts of the site; fixing stuff that had broken over the years, never worked right, was too complicated, or ugly. I massively simplified the patron login system, so hopefully it will work without breaking anything.

I've removed Google Analytics, because I have decided it's creepy.

As a bonus, the Irregular Books website is back up, at a new domain: Dot Art... what a world we live in!