George R.R. Martin, whose A Song of Ice and Fire novels are the basis for Game of Thrones, is currently writing a companion guide to the books, called A World of Ice and Fire. He’s recently published an extract of this guide on his blog, chronicling the history of the Targaryen invasion of Westeros, which took place several hundred years before the events of the books and the show.
It’s got some badass dragon art, too. You can see Aegon the Conqueror standing astride his dragon mount, Balerion, the “Black Dread.” Turns out these dragons get really freaking big.
But seeing this picture got us thinking. Just how big is this dragon, and how does this bode for Daenerys’s own dragons? And how does it measure up to other famous fictional fire-breathers?
A great data visualization, but it’s missing some elements of a good sharable infographic. Where it comes up short is that the infographic will be often shared without the rest of the text article originally published on The Daily Dot. It needs to be able to stand independently, so the infographic image file itself should include the following:
- A title
- A short description of information included
- Credit the designers
- The URL back to the original article
- Data sources?
- A copyright?
I love that they also published a revised version that fits in vertical blog layouts better: