Alright friends of Dear Dinosaur, the time is upon us for the most ambitious undertaking the strip has ever seen! Starting this week, the Shadowy Board of Editorial Figures is trying out new formats for the advice column, which will carry us through the remainder of Volume IV. You can check out the first strip over here! Now that you've done that, come check out the commentary!
The first new format for Dear Dinosaur is Dear Dinosaur Tonight, a late night talk show. I really dig the format of these shows, so this was an easy choice for the first new format. I actually considered running this format for more than one week, but I had so many other ideas that this is the only time you'll see Dear Dinosaur Tonight (for now). I did, however, make reference to my favorite of these shows, The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. On his desk, he has a TARDIS from Doctor Who, so on Dear Dinosaur's desk, I threw in a Dalek.
The celebrity guests in this episode are Justin Bieber, Danny Trejo, and Nadia G. If you don't know Nadia G., who is arguably the most obscure of the three, she is the host of the Cooking Channel's Bitchin' Kitchen and is one of the coolest chefs on TV. You should definitely check out her website. Danny Trejo is obviously the one of the coolest actors in Hollywood, starring in dozens of awesome films including the upcoming Machete Kills. Justin Bieber is…well…Justin Beiber. But he almost wasn't the celebrity being maimed here. I actually put a call out on Facebook and Twitter for suggestions of hated celebrities. A few other potentials were director Michael Bay, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, the Kardashians, Tom Cruise, Kanye West, Bradley Cooper, Alec Baldwin, and the Hamburgler.
The drawing of Danny Trejo is one of my favorite things that I've ever drawn.
Today's soundtrack song is "Starfuckers, Inc" by Nine Inch Nails. I tried to find a cool metal cover of a Justin Bieber song, but YouTube didn't have anything cool.
Finally, this week’s strip, along with many others is for sale! If you’d like to buy the original 11 x 17 art, it’s only $10 plus $3 shipping anywhere in the US. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!