T-Rex Trying began as an inside joke that artist Hugh Murphy shared with his friends and family, then he uploaded them to a Tumblr blog which went onto to achieve a staggering 2.5 million hits in two weeks. Since then, the Tumblr has been shared on Facebook over 230,000 times. Penguin Books collected all the cartoons in one quirky package, alongside loads of never before seen illustrations.
T-Rex Trying: The Unfortunate Trials of the Tyrant Lizard King, published by Michael Joseph, Penguin Books, comes out November 8th.
He might be top predator in the Jurassic kingdom, but in modern life, T-Rex’s comically short arms doom him to hilarious failure.
T-Rex has teeth the size of bananas and eats Triceratops for breakfast, but when it’s time to brush his teeth . . .
T-Rex is 12 metres long and 4 metres tall, but somehow he just can’t change that light bulb . . .
And you can just forget about the vending machine.
Containing dozens of never before seen illustrations, T-Rex Trying: The Unfortunate Trials of the Tyrant Lizard King is the cute, quirky and laugh-out-loud funny collection of cartoons that will have across the board appeal this Christmas.
About the Author:
Hugh Murphy is a 28 year old student at the University of Southern California, Ostrow School of Dentistry. Hugh began his career as an artist selling watercolour paintings of fish in order to pay for his applications to dental school, but has always enjoyed drawing and painting in his free time. He loves science, nature films, his wife, Sarah, and shark week. Hugh and Sarah moved to Los Angeles from Boston in August, 2010. T-Rex Trying began as a joke between Hugh and his brother, and is his first book.