Nov 28 2012

How not to train your dinosaurs

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Ted carefully sipped his instant coffee. Before him, performers ran through their routines.

The singer’s chirping was joyless. The comedian’s jokes were lifeless. And the dancers’ timing was terrifying.

“Lead from the center, you neophytes!” Ted shouted.

The director slowly set his teacup back in its saucer. His simple plan, to buy a troupe of dinosaurs from the local laboratory and train them to perform in an elaborate French-style cabaret, was starting to unravel.

The reptiles could sense it, too—and they were getting hungry.

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Oct 5 2011

Drowsy dinosaur

A drowsy dinosaur

Mornings can be rough, especially for extinct reptiles.

Dinosaurs were on the Earth for millions of years, but they are gone now. That is just nuts. To have a track record that long and then disappear—what chance does humanity have? Dinosaurs at least didn’t have to worry about destroying themselves. Though they didn’t have the ability to stop an asteroid, whereas we can send Bruce Willis into space with a nuke and a drill bit. …

My mom taught me the most important thing I know about creating art: Learn how to cover up your mistakes. I suspect that’s what I did with this doodle. The rough lines I used to flesh everything out probably came about from an error, but it ended up overtaking the drawing.