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February 13, 2009

Teen Talk: Weekend Reviews: My time to judge more webcomics

While walking through the jungles of the Internet, I was carrying around several thousand words to defend myself from the idiots on YouTube.

I heard several webcomics quietly sneaking up on me from around the corner. I grasped my mental dictionary carefully, and passed my judgment on them like the ninja that I wish I were.

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I have brought these comics here for their sentence, and you are their jury.

First up is "Dinosaur Comics," at

Dinosaur Comics, created by Ryan North, revolves around a philosophical dinosaur and his obsession with stomping on humans.

Its topics vary, as it rarely carries out an actual storyline. It uses the same template each time, changing only the text used.

That makes me happy, because it shows that somebody without any artistic ability can run a successful webcomic. But it also makes me rather upset, because it really shows a lack of commitment and lowers the value of the work that some other artists put into their comics.

As for the art itself, I'm not impressed. The basic layout for the comic is just a picture of a Tyrannosaurus Rex speaking and stomping a village, using one of two other dinosaurs to interact with the Rex. It's a style called clip art, so I'm not surprised, but I believe that this could be done much better.

The content of the comic, I must say, is rather boring. The topics it takes are more philosophical than they need to be for this comic, which would appear to have a humorous theme.

It's almost as if the comic is having a hard time deciding between serious and funny. The dinosaurs don't really help for that.

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