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Thursday, December 26, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - A Star is Fired!

Greetings loyal followers!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate (and if you don't, I hope you had an exceptional Wednesday!).  Now that you are filled with turkey and/or ham, unwrapped all your gifts, and watched Matt Smith's final episode of Doctor Who, it is time for your favorite Thursday tradition--Dear Dinosaur!  First, head over to to check out the new strip, and then head back here for the official commentary!  We'll wait.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from the Krampus!

Happy Holidays friends!  As it is Christmas morning, I wanted to give everyone a special present--even if you don't celebrate Christmas, you still deserve something.  This year has been a real roller-coaster for my comic career, but was ultimately the best year I've had since trying to make it into the comic book industry (a certain Youngblood issue was definitely the biggest part of that!).  To celebrate this, and to say thank you for all of your support, I wanted to share with you the first eight page of my graphic novella How the Krampus Saved Christmas

Monday, December 23, 2013

MAKIN' LISTS MONDAY: Top 10 Network Television Shows (Mid-Season 2013-14)

At the end of last television season, I posted my Top 10 favorite network television shows of the year and now that we are just a few weeks away from the launch of the mid-season replacement shows, I figured it would be good time to rank how the 2013-14 network TV season is coming together.  I’m a TV junkie and I’m glad to share this obsession with you!

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!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

DEAR DINOSAUR - "Go Cluck Yourself"

What’s up Dear Dinosaur fans?  I hope that all of you are enjoying your Thursday and it is about to get back—that’s right, Dear Dinosaur is back!  You know the drill—head to to check out the strip and then come back here for the official commentary!  And don’t forget to check out this week’s Double Page Spread Podcast!  I was interviewed by my good friend Wendi Freeman about comics, random tidbits of pop culture, and I make a big announcement about the future of Dear Dinosaur!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ryan Schrodt on Double Page Spread Podcast!

Friends! Our intrepid "hero" Ryan Schrodt (that's me!) was the special guest this week on my friend Wendi Freeman's podcast Double Page Spread! Ryan talks about breaking into comics, working with Rob Liefeld, his hatred of Sandra Bullock, tells a very dark story about Sean Patrick Flannery, and we all learn a little bit about the English language from Fred Durst!  Check it out!

PLUS - Ryan makes a major announcement regarding the future of Dear Dinosaur and announces a brand new webcomic for 2014!

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Last week's Dear Dinosaur was a bit of trick, as it was just a repeat of the previous week, but with a much better scan.  We are back with an all-new strip this week, though!  Head over to and then check back here for the official commentary.  It will be awesome!

This week Dear Dinosaur decides to look for a new job after weeks of toiling away without much direction.  This really kicks the main storyline of Volume 5 into gear as Dear Dinosaur's struggles to find employment will cover the next several weeks.  I don't want to give too much away, but the newspaper articles give some hints on where things are going from here!

Since Krunch is wearing a Dead Kennedys shirt, it only seems fitting to use on of their songs as our soundtrack today.  Enjoy today's song, "Kill the Poor!"

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!