I have been reading Dinosaur Comics
for months now, and have been enjoying it immensely. So much so, however, that I haven't been a good friend by not recommending it sooner. In fact, ever since my favourite web comic, Perry Bible Fellowship
went off the air (more about that here
), this has been my favourite daily funny.
Now before you write off a web comic about dinosaurs, you should know of the storied history
of Dinosaur Comics. Namely, that this Canadian guy uses the exact same computer-retro, clip art-inspired, bitmapped artwork for every single comic
, with only the dialogue changing. This may sound like the cheapest comic ever, but within those six panels, it explores "a wide variety of topics, including ethical relativism, the nature of happiness, the secret to being loved, and more." Besides the three main characters (T-Rex, Utahraptor, and Dromiceiomimus), you can also expect guest appearances by Edgar Allan Poe
, Patick Stewart
, the Devil
, and mirror universe versions
of the regular cast, but with goatees.
The thing that brings me back to Dinosaur Comics, and the reason I so miss PBF, is that both comics are consistently enjoyable
while simultaneously being intelligent
, and more often than not, all of these and hilariously inappropriate
at the same time.
As you can see, it is extremely hard to choose the perfect example of a Dinosaur Comic, so start with those links and I think you'll be frigorific
in no time.