There's an interview of Ryan North at Smithsonian.com.
Why dinosaurs? And while the T rex. is a natural, why two other, more obscure dinosaurs? No Triceratops?
I wish I had a better answer than “I had some dinosaur clip art lying around.”
[Best interview answer EVER. ]
Also, the Dinosaur Comics whiteboard is back in stock at TopatoCo.
Speaking of which, I had a phone conversation with my mother the other day. My mother said the book had come, and she had got up to page 49 and COULD NOT GO ON.
I was completely at a loss. I have never read Dinosaur Comics in book form. What terrible thing could have happened on page 49, such that my mother could not go on? (I had ordered my mother a copy of the Dinosaur Comics book, and had been innocently expecting to hear how much she was enjoying it...)
'I got to 'tight wet twat' and I just STOPPED,' said my mother.
I thought: Hm. That doesn't sound much like Dinosaur Comics - I don't THINK.
I cast my mind back over early episodes of DC. The webcomic has evolved over the years; I once went back and started going through strips from the beginning; had I missed No. 49?
My mother said something or other. I realised that she was not talking about Dinosaur Comics (page 49 of which is, to the best of my knowledge, blameless), but Lightning Rods. New Directions had sent her a galley. She had read it years ago and hated it; she had loyally undertaken to read it again, hoping to change her mind, and I had assumed she would hate it again.
Whereas I had confidently assumed that life in Leisure World would be brightened by Dinosaur Comics.
As, I suspect, it is.