Dodo

Ralph Steadman and Ceri Levy's 'Extinct Boids': Drawings

When filmmaker Ceri Levy asked the artist Ralph Steadman to illustrate an extinct bird for an exhibition he was putting together, Steadman instead produced 100 paintings. The result is Extinct Boids, and as Steadman said, it was 'a nice change from drawing politicians.'

Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman and Ceri Levy's 'Extinct Boids': Drawings

When filmmaker Ceri Levy asked the artist Ralph Steadman to illustrate an extinct bird for an exhibition he was putting together, Steadman instead produced 100 paintings. The result is Extinct Boids, and as Steadman said, it was "a nice change from drawing politicians."

Reprinted from Extinct Boids by Ralph Steadman and Ceri Levy. Copyright © 2012 by Ralph Steadman and Ceri Levy. Used by permission of Bloomsbury USA. All rights reserved.

Ralph Steadman

The Needless Smut

The Needless Smut is our hero for these modern times. A self-righteous little boid who amuses us every time we mention his name.

Ralph Steadman

The Great Auk

This bird was never going to survive and had even less chance once accused of being a witch.

Ralph Steadman

Rodrigues Blue Black Throstle

A raving maniac that bounces around the countryside.

Ralph Steadman

Dodo

Quite simply the superstar of the extinction world. Accompanied by his dear friend The Blue Slut.

Ralph Steadman

Pallas's Cormorant

This wistful creature looks out over the seas of extinction. Beautiful and moving portrait.

Ralph Steadman

Guadalupe Caracara

A skulking bird of prey who is one of our favourite creatures as he creeps across the landscape.

Ralph Steadman

Long Legged Shortwing

A non-flying waspish type of boid. Leggy if somewhat clumsy. A firm favourite.

Ralph Steadman

Jamaican Red Macaw

A grumpy looking fellow. Considers himself to be at the top of the Extinct Boid chain.

Ralph Steadman

Nasty Tern

He is and he often has one! A nasty turn that is. Don't be on the receiving end of one.