Sep 22, 2016

Interview with a Rogue Paleontologist

By: Tim Rocks

In addition to my cartooning duties, I sometimes venture into the perfervid swamps of journalism. Thus it was no surprise that when a local mid-level paleontologist decided to go rogue and dish some dirt on the whole bone racket, that he should turn to me to help get the word out (I have a large readership; they're just very shy about commenting.)

I've agreed to protect his identity since there's a lot at stake, as you'll see if you read what he has to say---and he's understandably concerned that his turn as a paleo "Deep Throat" could bring retribution from those invested in the status quo Dino Paradigm. "Professor Patella" will be his moniker then---lest he end up a fossil himself!

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Me: So lemme get this straight---you don't really believe in all this dino hoo-ha, do you?

Professor Patella: [He sighs. Takes puff of cigarette.] No. No I don't.

Me: The readers can't see your face obviously, since we've lighted you in silhouette---but I've seen it and, frankly, it's got more wrinkles than an elephant's trunk (or brachiosaur's tail, if you prefer.) Is that because you're very wise, or is it the stress of this Big Lie?

PP: The latter.

Me: So tell me about that---how'd you get involved in this big scam?

PP: [Sighs.] It all started when I was a kid, of course. That's usually how it starts. The Paleo-Industrial-Complex hooks you right in with a gut-level emotional appeal. Before you've developed any proper distinction between 

Sep 8, 2016

Front and back cover design, Interior cover

I'm trying to get this comic set up for CreateSpace, becoming a "graphic designer" for a day...

I was really excited about the interior cover design (3rd image below), which would span front and back inside covers; however, it looks like CreateSpace might just force you to leave the interior covers blank. So far I don't see any option for uploading that image.

Also, they have a 40 mb limit on the cover image, and 600dpi watercolor scans just blow through that...

Sep 6, 2016

Coming soon to a theater near you...


For anyone who's curious what this is about... the idea to draw this came while reading a post at There was a thread there about the possibility of dinosaurs being a hoax, or at least partial hoax. Someone was talking about Jurassic Park IV, I think, or some dinosaur movie; and they noted that it wasn't just promoting dinosaurs, but also some other long-term cultural meme (I forget what exactly.)

Anyway, that got me thinking about a movie trying to combine every conceivable "project" or social engineering scheme out there. I did not really manage to include them all in the drawing itself---the main image I had in mind was just the spy/dinosaur combo, initially.

Sep 5, 2016

p.43-44 "The Lame Conclusion"

And it's finally done. Well, except I still have to design the front and back covers, and interior covers. And then format the whole thing as a PDF for CreateSpace (I've decided to try them since they seem to have a non-glossy paper option.) Not that very many people are likely to buy it, but personally I'd like to see how it looks in print form.

Hope you have enjoyed reading... or scanning, who knows if anyone reads it.. I don't blame you, really.. Lots of entertainment options out there. Anyway, stay tuned, I have plans for something completely different next time out.

Aug 25, 2016

jungle jam p.37-39

Just a few... more... pages... to go. GASP.

Remind me never to do a 44 page full color comic ever again...