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Re: Phil Currie and Burroughs?
In a message dated 2/11/2006 3:50:35 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< His first article appeared in the October 1993 edition addressing
anatomical differences in factual and fictional dinosaurs and other denizens
of prehistory ( he had asked me to provide a sketch of a "Gryf" which is a
modified, oversized version of Triceratops from ERB's Tarzan / Pellucidar
series, for that particular installment). >>
The "Gryf" is found Pal-ul-don somewhere in Burrough's Africa:
Good old Tarzan had not one, but TWO places where he romped with dinosaurs,
Pal-ul-don and Pellucidar, a world at the earth's core. This is in line with
Burrough's penchant for making things scarier by adding extra pairs of legs
and arms, as Dave Krentz is dealing with now.
If I remember correctly from the comics, Tarz would hitch a ride behind the
frill of a gryf by wacking it's rostrum with a stick and calling out,
"Hoo-EEE!" Hey, I bought it when I was 10.