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Thursday, December 19, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - A Visit from St. Dinosaur

Merry Christmas from Dear Dinosaur!  Head over to for today's all new strip, then jump back here for the official commentary for this week's whimsical comic!

Last year's Christmas strip, which featured six years' worth of Dinosaur family Christmas cards was one of my favorite strips of Volume III and I feel that it really set the bar high for this year's Christmas strip.  I wanted to do something different this year, so I went with a poem of sorts, illustrated to show the absurdity of Dear Dinosaur's current situation.  It is a pretty simple concept, but I think it was executed well thanks to how easy it is to slip into the sing-songy cadence of "A Visit from St. Nicholas (T'was the night before Christmas)."  Plus this helped me bridge the gap between last week's strip, which saw Dear Dinosaur working for Word the Bird and next week's, which features the return of Robosaurus.

This week's soundtrack is "Fairytale in New York" by the Pogues.  It is one of the darkest, but most interseting "holiday" songs I've ever heard and is probably the finest work of the Pogues brief but amazing catalogue.  Not your usual Christmas fare, but neither is Dear Dinosaur!

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 if you are interested!

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