Many people have asked me over the years if I would ever revive the “Sauruses” or “Saurus Gang”. Theyâ€™ve cited many reasons to re-launch the once ubiquitous reptile, such as nostalgia. Many 80â€™s icons are very popular now. While one in 10 Americans owned something with a Saurus on it back in the late 80â€™s, I wondered if todayâ€™s public would be interested in something created in 1986. Others suggested that two decades later, there are many new Sauruses to be drawn that didnâ€™t exist years ago.
Lately weâ€™ve been getting quite a few emails at Talking Tops from people asking if we still made Saurus T-shirts or coffee mugs, etc. So I thought it might be fun to draw a few new characters, and dig out a few old ones.
We have quite an archive of Saurus materials at Talking Tops. Beyond the expected original art that I penned 20 years ago, is examples of Macyâ€™s ads, Hallmark products, unpublished comic art, and prototypes of many products that were never made. My favorite proposal was the toilet paper holder for the Philippines.
So Iâ€™ll be posting a few original 1986-89 Saurus drawings, as well as some new sketches. Iâ€™d be interested in any feedback and suggestions; what sort of Saurus would roam the Earth today? Iâ€™ve been thinking about cellphonasaurus a lot lately, but surely thereâ€™s many other activities that didnâ€™t exist in the late 80â€™sâ€¦ including blogging. Computasaurus was the first Saurus I came up with back in February â€™86. Maybe I should begin with Computasaurus in 06.