Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
250th episode spectacular! Special half-sized issue! Collectible archive link included!
Webcomics Week continues with an especially kooky comic. If you thought the regular books you pick up every week seemed the same issue after issue, you haven’t seen nothin’ yet.
250. Dinosaur Comics
Ryan North’s Dinosaur Comics is an acquired taste. It takes a particular sense of humor or love of odd diction to get into it. Also, it’s not really artistically diverse– after all, it’s the same six panels over and over with the same three dinosaurs. The pictures are made with clip art. It’s the simplest, easiest-produced strip on the ‘net, which is probably why it’s lasted 1067 episodes of dinosaur ramblings. In that way, it’s an artistic challenge to produce new and interesting stuff over and over with the same template.
Basically, it consists of T-Rex bringing up some topic of discussion and taking it on a winding, wacky path. Sometimes it’s scientific, or philosophical, but mostly it’s damn wacky. It’s subversive, twisted, and fun. The strip’s content and feel varies– everyone’s going to have a different favorite strip. How about you? Who follows it? Who digs it? What’s your favorite? Is it possible to have one? OMFG
I like the occasional variation that North tosses in. There’s the Mirror Universe one, where all the panels are flipped and T-Rex has a goatee, or the off-panel character insertions from God to Shakespeare to Poe to a bug on T-Rex’s nose.
Anyway, um, Dinosaur Comics is all kinds of awesome. Check that stuff out! Yeah! Link’s up top! Yeah! Woo! Huzzah! Rock on! Give me a “woot woot” for absurdist dinosaur comic strips on the internets!
Comics Should Be Good accepts review copies. Anything sent to us will (for better or for worse) end up reviewed on the blog. See where to send the review copies.