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Web Comic Spotlight: 5/30/12: Dinosaur Comics

This week's webcomic is essentially the same six panels ever week, yet it always stays fresh and humorous.

Welcome back to the Web Comic Spotlight where we take a look at a piece of the comic book world that keeps us entertained on a daily basis. Last week, we featured web comic that's near and dear to my heart, Our Valued Customers. This week, we take a look at a comic that consists of essentially the same six panels for the past 9 years, Dinosaur Comics.

Back in 2003, Ryan "Qwantz" North created this webcomic above, and since then, he hasn't stopped. Dinosaur Comics is about three different dinosaurs and the conversations they have with each other. The star of the show is T-Rex, followed by Dromiceiomimus, who is always in the third panel, and finally, Utahraptor, who appears in the fourth and fifth panel.

The key to keeping this same format, and basically the same art, for this comic, is Ryan North's writing. It's always interesting and humorous. Occasionally, there will be something a bit different in the comic, but for the most part, it stays the same and the writing is the main strength here.

It's amazing to see something this simple continue to be great and last for nine years, and in the internet world, anything popular over a week can lose it's flavor quick, but Dinosaur Comics stays fresh and cool.

The site also contains a place to buy some merchandise, including a plush T-Rex, some t-shirts, and a few books containing these comics. There's also a tumblr page featuring a plush T-Rex in real life in some cute/funny situations. Make sure to check Ryan North out on twitter, and as always, check out the web site to sift through the hundreds of web comics. Ryan North was also once a guest on the Comic Vine Podcast. Click here to listen.

While I haven't read them all, I'll leave you, as always, with one of my favorites on the site.

Thanks to G-Man... That's right, G-Man for bringing this one to my attention. If you think there's a web comic that needs a spotlight, please e-mail us at comicvinespotlight@gmail.com. I spend sleepless nights going over everything you guys read, so send us some e-mails!

Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring is a comedian, writer, and host of the internet show no one watches, Barely Watchable. Follow him on Twitter: @inferiorego

22 Comments
Posted by superdum2

Even with the same panels, it can always be modified. :D

Posted by feebadger

So that's where Rob Liefeld got that trick!

Edited by NyxEquitis

One of my favorite new articles on CV. Keep bringing me all these awesome webcomics!

Posted by inferiorego

@NyxEquitis said:

One of my favorite new articles on CV. Keep bringing me all these awesome webcomics!

Thank you! I will continue to do this until I'm dead, fired, or on fire.

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Posted by Silkcuts

Yeah!  Go Ryan North! I love when fellow Canadians get comicvine love!  Great article!

Posted by .Mistress Redhead.

LOVE these!!

Posted by NyxEquitis

@inferiorego: Well, hopefully none of those things will come quickly.

Posted by lykopis

Aww - love this -- thank you for these articles.

:)

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Hehe awesome! Always entertaining.

Posted by InnerVenom123

Didn't you already make one for this comic?

Posted by Billy Batson

@InnerVenom123 said:

Didn't you already make one for this comic?

Looks familiar but the search bar gives nothing.
BB

Posted by Owie

One of the best webcomics.

Posted by inferiorego

@InnerVenom123 said:

Didn't you already make one for this comic?

nope

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Posted by zombietag

@feebadger said:

So that's where Rob Liefeld got that trick!

Posted by SpidermanWins

FINALLY YESSSS!!!!!!! A SPOTLIGHT FOR THESE FANTASTIC DINO WEBCOMICS! I absolutely love these. T-rex's conversations with God are hilarious.

Edited by kennybaese

@inferiorego said:

@NyxEquitis said:

One of my favorite new articles on CV. Keep bringing me all these awesome webcomics!

Thank you! I will continue to do this until I'm dead, fired, or on fire.

*pulls out gasoline, matches, and pink slip*

Posted by VanAce

I've been reading this on and off for 5 or 6 years. Always good for a laugh.

Posted by sesquipedalophobe

@inferiorego: Good choice. I've been reading Dinosaur Comics for years and it never gets stale.

Posted by spidermonkey2099

: Great article! : Though there may not have been an article featuring this comic, I believe it was mentioned in a Comic Vine podcast earlier this year (or perhaps late last year), because I remember that is when I first looked it up (and I've been hooked ever since). Regardless, it is always nice to see lesser known, quality works such as this get the spotlight.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

My sister and I LOVE this series! The two best ones are the one when T-rex declares "EVERYONE'S A WINNER" as a life philosophy, and one that had a guest writer when T-rex wants to breack the fourth wall but...

This comic rules.

Posted by Fantasgasmic

I friggin HATE Dinosaur Comics. I've never seen one that has made me laugh.

Posted by KidSupreme

LoL