See how life unfolded for 300 million years.
What sets "The Paleozoic" apart?
“The Paleozoic” is a series of five accordion books about each period of the Paleozoic. Unlike any other existing prehistoric books, this book series allows readers to see 300 million years of life on Earth as one continuous, 45-foot long illustration. The evolution of life unfolds before their eyes.
Not just art books, but quick guides to each period.
The books simplify the history of each period to four major points, relating to geological or evolutionary events. Whether it is the appearance of skeletons in the Cambrian, to the evolution of the amniote egg in the Carboniferous, each point is written with the layperson in mind.
Book Reviews and Articles
Evolution doesn’t stop for page breaks, Why should we?
Love in the time of chasmosaurs blog: This Mesozoic Month, January 2018
Parka Blogs Book Review
Accordion Publications Book Review
Amazon.com: The Cambrian
Amazon: The Ordovician and the SilurianAmazon: The Devonian
Amazon: The Devonian
Amazon: The Carboniferous
Amazon: The Permian
A visual journey through the first 300 million years of complex life on Earth.
Illustrated and written by Estrella Vega, this five-book series depicts the evolution of life through the Paleozoic era. Each book is an accordion that unfolds into a 108-inch long illustration, and all five accordions together create one huge illustration. Readers can literally see the evolution of life on Earth. Not simply an art book, the text goes through the major evolutionary milestones and geological changes of each period in a concise manner.
Coming from an advertising background, Estrella Vega has had experience with presenting products in a compelling way to capture people’s attention. In 2010, after three years of working on staff, she left her art director position to pursue art but continued to carry the same “philosophy” into her artistic work: present information that people may not be actively seeking compellingly. She is particularly interested in creating educational, scientific content.
Since 2011, she has exhibited at various independent comic festivals such as Mocca, Brooklyn Graphic Arts and Comics Fest, Comic Arts Brooklyn, Alternative Press Expo, Chicago Alternative Komic Expo, Toronto Comic Arts Festival, and the Whitney Comic Festival.
After six years of research, writing, and drawing, Estrella launched a Kickstarter campaign to self-publish her Paleozoic series in 2016. After successfully funding the campaign, her books were published on December 2016.
She is currently doing research and drawing “The Triassic,” which will be the first book in the “Mesozoic” series.