Regarding Permissions

Before I get underway posting any of my material, I have a few things to say. This blog, like every other blog, is considered a publication, just the same as a book, magazine, journal, or newspaper. Unless stated otherwise, anything that I post on this blog, be it text or pictures, is considered to be my personal property. If I want to include pictures or quotations from other sources in my writings, I need to write down where I got the material from, which includes crediting the original author or artist. Using someone else’s material without citing it as belonging to the original author/publisher/artist is considered an act of plagiarism and theft, and there may be legal consequences. This is especially true if you are making money off of your work.

As you can see, I take this sort of thing very seriously, so don’t do anything stupid. Forgive me if I sound a bit stern, but I want to be very clear about this before I progress any further with this blog so that people know where I stand and what they need to do if they want to use my material. If anybody out there wants to use my artwork or my writings, please contact me about it beforehand.

That being said, I hope that you find my posts entertaining and informative. I look forward to any academic or artistic feedback regarding my work. Take care.

2 replies

  1. Hello,

    Speaking of permissions, may I have your permission to use your drawing of a Triceratops here?
    I was looking for a most accurate, yet simple, illustration of Triceratops for my article (especially in regarding it’s keratin-ized face) and I find your illustration to be the best one for my article.

    I wish to use it in one of my blog articles, here is the address to the said article:

    I hope you would consider it.

    Austin Major

    • Dear Austin,

      Thank you for contacting me about using my artwork within your article. I have no problem with this as long as my name is shown and you state where the image comes from. I took a look at your article on dinosaur health and care in a modern-day zoo, and it’s great. I used to work in a zoo, and I found this article very much in-line with the things that I saw and experienced on a day-to-day basis.

      I also saw that you include Tyrannosaurus and pachycephalosaurs in this article, but there were no drawings accompanying their sections. I have drawings of them, as well. If you want to use these for your article, you’re welcome to do so. If you do decide to use them, remember to state that they’re my drawings and write where you got them from. Here are the URL links:





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