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Thursday, May 9, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - "Mathemagical!"

This week's Dear Dinosaur is…different.  I'm assuming that all of you have been over to to check it out.  If not, go do that now and then come back.  We'll wait.

Are we good?  Ok, let's move on.

So, a few weeks ago I mentioned on Facebook that I was looking for people to draw into an upcoming comic and one of my good friends, a teacher from St. Louis, said that he had student that would be overjoyed at being a "guest star."  We trade some emails and I found out that this young man--the Alex in this week's strip--is a really exceptional dude.  In the last few years, he has experience hardships that no child should ever have to consider and yet, he still approaches life with optimism and creativity.  I won't go into the specifics, but I was moved by this story and inspired by Alex.  And so, this comic was created for him.  It may not be as funny or as silly as the comic normally is, but I think that it has a good message--one that Alex lives by.

Aside from spotlighting this really awesome kid, this strip also drops a major hint at the main storyline of Dear Dinosaur Volume IV, which begins in earnest next week.  Who are those shadowy figures and what plans do they have for Dear Dinosaur?  Come back next week for the answer as I kick off the most ambitious storyline yet!

Since we are dealing with math this week, our soundtrack song is my favorite "math rock" song from Schoolhouse Rock, as covered by Blind Melon!

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