Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Ostrom: Hi! I'm Ostrom the Deinonychus!
Ostrom: This is Zahavi the Jinfengopteryx.
Ostrom: And Savape the Archaeopteryx.
Savape: What are you staring at?
Ostrom: You can't hold your wings that way.
Albertonykus: My apologies... I overlooked that fact in my earlier drawings...
In spite of the "theme song", this webcomic isn't going to parody Animaniacs too closely, but sharp-eyed readers might find similarities nonetheless. Also, I have more Animaniacs song parodies in the pipeline.
This webcomic gives me an excuse to revamp some of my maniraptor drawing styles. For example, I used to draw all beakless maniraptors with bare-skinned snouts. Now the feathers reach their snouts, leaving only the tips bare.
A few things to note: Zahavi is meant to be pronounced "zuh-hay-vee" and Savape should be pronounced "suh-vay-pee", so their names rhyme. I originally wanted Savape's name to be Sape, after Sapeornis chaoyangensis, which is in turn named for the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, but it didn't ring well. In the end I simply took SVP (Society of Vertebrate Paleontology) and stuck vowels between that acronym, so it became her name.