surprise) who emigrated to the United States with my parents when I was 18. My hobbies include reading, drawing, sculpting, and listening to music.
I can occasionally (OK, almost always)
be found lurking on the #AFD IRC Channel on Dalnet logged on under the nickname
My E-mail address.
Where did you get the idea for the Urban Dragons?
The first Urban Dragon appeared in September of 1993 as a present for a friend of mine who collects dragons. A couple of months before this I had made small clay sculptures of a cartoon dragon from Dragon Magazine for her and a few other friends. She was disappointed that her dragon was not unique, so I came up with the Worry Dragon for her birthday. At that time I had no idea that the Worry Dragon would be the first in a series. After I created the Worry Dragon, I kept having more and more ideas for other dragons and when I had four or five different critters, I found out their origin. Since then, with some suggestions from friends, I have come up with 20 individual species of Urban Dragons.
Where do the latin names come from?
Believe it or not, I have actually had people ask me seriously where I got the latin name for my critters. Answer - I make them up. People who grew up watching Coyote & Roadrunner cartoons will have already figured that part out. The Draco is actually latin for Dragon and the second word I pick out of a thesaurus (based on the name of the Dragon) and add an "us" to make it sound latin.
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