This is it—the final Dear Dinosaur strip! After two years and over one hundred strips, the story of Dear Dinosaur and his pals has come to a close. Head over to www.twoforonecomics.com to check it out, then head back here for the final official Dear Dinosaur commentary!
Last week’s strip wrapped up the ongoing Otis vs. Dear Dinosaur storyline, so I wanted to pick up this week’s strip far enough in the future that it shows the effects of that conflict while not being right in the middle of it. So, six week’s into the future we see that Dear Dinosaur is back in the advice game, but now working for a small newspaper. He seems calmer and more mature, though we see here that he still wants to tell people to eat each other. Some things never change. The big thing that does change, however, is Krunch’s announcement that she is pregnant. I’ve had this ending in mind since I first started working on Dear Dinosaur and my end goal was to put him in a place where his relationship with Krunch had evolved to a point that it was meaningful. I feel that I hit that point pretty well.
Thank you so much to everyone who supported Dear Dinosaur over the last 29 months. The strip started as a one-off joke and evolved into something that I’m incredibly proud of. While I still refuse to consider myself an artist, the amount of growth that I’ve shown in that regard is pretty incredible. I’m actually downright proud of some of the pages. I would not and could not have done this without all of your help. Dear Dinosaur is as much yours as it is mine.
Please consider backing The ComplEAT Dear Dinosaur on Kickstarter. This 150 page trade paperback includes every single Dear Dinosaur comic, including multiple strips from Vol 1-3 that did not appear in the single floppy issues. It also includes a ton of pin-ups, including three new pieces created specifically for this volume. I’m also putting together a bunch of other really cool behind-the-scenes extras you’ll only find in the book. If you liked the webcomic, I strongly recommend preordering a copy of the trade soon!
Today’s soundtrack song is the “theme song” for Dear Dinosaur that I’ve had in my head for the last year or so. I feel like the song perfectly captures the tone of the series, though I admit that I’m crazy annoyed that Apple recently started using the song in commercials for iPhones (as many of you know, I HATE using Apple products and find their advertisements to be disgustingly pretentious). So, here we go, the theme song for Dear Dinosaur, “Gigantic” by the Pixies.
Next week’s strip will be the new cover drawn for Volume V and the following week will be the cover for the ComplEAT Dear Dinosaur. Then you have to wait a few weeks before we launch my all new webcomic, LEFT2RIGHT!