Does Marigold mean metaphorically cool (as in, hip and popular), or literally cool, and Phoebe will freeze into ice if she eats it?
Didn’t Calvin rant in another New Year’s strip how there were no flying cars or moon colonies? It seems he’s indecisive over whether he wants things to change or not.
Not relevant to today’s comic, but Dana recently make a very intriguing thread on her Blue Sky (which it unfortunately won’t let me link to) talking about how Phoebe and Her Unicorn was major therapy for her as a trans woman, since it allowed her to basically use Phoebe to explore the childhood she never had.
She also recently drew a gender-flipped version of Millie named Milo, which led to Milo getting a LOT of fan art, and Dana deciding to make it canon that Millie came out as trans sometime after Ozy and Millie ended,
I always wondered what the shot of the two kids crying was meant to signify. Are they crying because they were good and still didn’t get any toys?
It’s worth noting that originally the term “carnosaur” referred to any large theropod before it turned out most of them weren’t closely related to each other, so now it refers mainly to the group allosaurs and carcharodontosaurs belong to.
In fact, Tyrannosaurus was closer to birds than it was to Allosaurus.
The idea of them being scavengers was proposed by Jack Horner (a famous paleontologist who just so happens to share his name with a certain pie-making crime lord), but it’s been debunked by many researchers because no terrestrial predator can live entirely off of scavenging. (Only flying ones like vultures can, since they can travel long distances without eating.)
Besides, hunting versus scavenging is a false dichotomy, since most predators aren’t picky and don’t care whether their meat is alive or dead.
His expression in the third panel weirded me out as a kid. He almost reminded me of some kind of alien.
On the topic of mythical creatures, do you think we’ll ever see qilin/kirin in this comic?
Dana likes drawing unicorns AND dragons, and qilin are basically a cross between both.
I KNEW Maaaaow (it’s four a’s I believe) would interact with that other sphinx at some point.
Fun fact: avocados originally evolved to be dispersed by big prehistoric mammals like ground sloths. After the animals went extinct, avocados were domesticated and farmed by humans, which kept them alive since there’s no other South American animal that can eat them.