Thursday, October 11, 2007
Seven Reviews In Seven Days Review #4: How The Dinosaurs Died...
How The Dinosaurs Died, created by C.W.(what's your name guy?) is a weekly one panel strip about various ways the dinosaurs "could" have died. These aren't scientific
or actual theories, but more like humorous "wouldn't it have been funny if" one-shots
connected through dinos. Kinda like Farside for the Jurassic Age.
I liked the art for HTDD. With it being only one panel per comic, C.W. is able to pay
plenty of attention to his art. The dinos look accurate enough, and the shading and
thick black lines easily distinguish the foreground from the background. It's not Michelangelo, but it works. I also like that he hand letters the comic. It gives it a
more personal touch that is lacking in a lot of comics today.
The writing is funny for the most part, but not of the LOL variety. It's more of an
inner "heh" than a belly laugh that you get when reading HTDD. It's interesting, to say the least. The one panel joke works well, because you don't have to wait for the punchline in the third panel. Quick, easy, enjoyable. I do, however, wonder how long he can keep it going before he ends up running into a wall. The dinosaurs could only have died in so many ways, yknow?
I liked this one. It was easy to swallow and didn't have to hold your interest for too long for you to get the payoff. It might not have legs but for now you can ponder plenty of amusing ways the dinos might have kicked the bucket. You might want to also check out "Hello, My Name Is..." a short comic also by C.W. about a door to door salesman selling a gadget that does just about everything. It reminded me of a lost Dr. Seuss tale. Thanks for reading!
I give How The Dinosaurs Died...