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It's true, we each have our own preferred ways of...doing things. While the science doesn't really confirm the dilophosaurus' neck frills or venomous spit, I think we can all agree that it's more awesome to just go with the flow in this case. I mean, if we were to believe everything these lab coat wearing nerds said, all dinosaurs would have feathered exteriors. Personally, having grown up with the leathery green-skinned interpretations I'm willing to keep living the sweet lie that Crichton/Speilberg setup and helped perpetuate.

I am very excited to announce that I will be participating in a live digital art Let's Draw panel at Pax West 2017 hosted by Pinny Pals After Dark! The final schedule hasn't been published yet, but (pending schedule availability) I'll be joined by other talented digital artists such as Chelsea Austin (thefawnn), Amy Falcone (The C-Team, Clique Refresh), and Kris Straub (The C-Team, Chainsawsuit). I'm definitely a humble traveler in the company of giants here and could not be more thrilled. I'll post more details as the event gets closer and the schedule gets finalized, but in case you didn't have a reason to attend Pax West this year, well here you go!

Here's a link to the Penny Arcade Forums thread with the tentative schedule information

And here is some additional link information on the other artists included on the panel. Check them out and be thoroughly impressed!

thefawnn - http://thefawnn.deviantart.com/

Amy Falcone - http://www.cliquerefresh.com/

Kris Straub - http://chainsawsuit.com/

 

It's easy to adorn your adversaries with more credit than perhaps they're due, especially when you have a crazy crime board pointing the way. Truth be told, the crime board was the most fun thing to draw this week, the rest of the comic was almost an afterthought. We'll definitely be seeing more of the board in the future.

You may be noticing some stylistic shifts to the human characters in the strip week over week. While styles will evolve naturally over time, I'm actually still working on finding one that's "just right" for the tone of DTF. I had a permutation where they looked a little more human like, but for some reason it just wasn't as funny. It was also a little sad when they got eaten, which happens quite a bit. Maybe some  day I'll post up some of the older concept art for the time criminals on Twitter or Instagram.

In all honesty I've never actually been to an event in which this particular projectile launcher has been utilized, but it seems like a thing that would either be terribly fun or terribly tragic. I mean, I'm pretty sure that the entire concept is incredibly dangerous which is probably one of the many reasons you don't see them that often.

I actually had a series of comics featuring the net gun, and I was contemplating waiting to release them in November and call it Net-vember (heh). Upon further reflection, there are really only so many ways that net guns can be funny, and I got cold feet at the prospect of delivering an entire month's worth of net themed humor. Plus, I didn't want to field any questions or statements about how Net-vember isn't a real thing.

If you were in the U.S. yesterday I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July, whether you were enjoying a family picnic, taking in a vibrant pyrotechnics display, or simply watching the cinematic masterpiece starring Goldblum and Smith.

Today's comic actually began it's genesis with the title. I was pretty smug about the originality of that pun, but sadly a Google search showed that I wasn't exactly planting my flag in new territory. Still, my version has a decidedly separate feel to it, so I'm going to call this one a creative win and move along.

If you haven't clicked the above link, do yourself a favor and do so. It is filled with puns and designs for the naturalist and dinosaur lover (needless to say, the author of this comic is a fan). I myself am now the proud owner of a plesiosaur enamel pin snuggling a heart. I will caution you that the pin is smaller than you might think, though the dimensions are clearly indicated in the item description, there is really nothing in the pictures to help define scale. Still, it's pretty.