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Dear Dinosaur is the hit webcomic advice column by creator Ryan Schrodt. Help put this hilarious comic in print for the first time!

The hilarious hit webcomic is finally coming to print! Dear Dinosaur is the internet's only advice column written from the point-of-view of a time-displaced "terrible lizard." Written and drawn by creator Ryan L. Schrodt, the webcomic was successfully launched at www.twoforonecomics.com in early 2012. With your help, the first print collection will be available this summer!

Dear Dinosaur will solve all of your problems--from avoiding disastrous dinner parties to snagging the girl of your dreams and beyond. I suppose it is worth noting that Dear Dinosaur actually hates humans and has little patience for their reliance on him to live their lives, but that doesn't stop him from dispensing his 65 million years' worth of knowledge to the "pathetic apes" seeking his help.

The volume one collection will include 22 strips from the first six months of the strip, plus exclusive pin-ups and strips that will only be found in the printed collection!

UPDATE = As we have passed the 100% mark, the additional funding that we are raising will not only go towards further printing and promotion of Dear Dinosaur, but will also go towards launching a series of minicomics for kids called MAKE/believe.  The hand-assembled comics will be aimed towards young readers and sold at an affordable price at conventions (after all, little ones don't have a ton of cash!).

UPDATE #2 = Because we reached $1,000 raised, all backers will now receive the first MAKEbelieve mini-comic "Today I am a Pirate!" If we hit $1,250 all backers will receive the first two MAKEbelieve minicomics and if we hit $1,500, all backers will receive the first three MAKEbelieve minicomics!

With your help, we can print and promote Dear Dinosaur! All funds raised will go towards offsetting the cost of producing, printing, shipping, and promoting the comic. Funds raised above and beyond our goal will go towards the production of Volume Two…coming in 2013!

Dear Dinosaur Volume One will include pin-ups from Tara Coble, Kyle Shold (www.kyleshold.com, www.theprevailist.com), Kyle Benning (kylebenning.deviantart.com), and Ray Wegner (raywegnerart.blogspot.com)!

The regular cover for Dear Dinosaur Volume One will be created by the amazing Steve Bryant, creator of Athena Voltaire! You can check out Steve's work here:  http://atomictiki.blogspot.com/.  The convention variant will be drawn by creator Ryan Schrodt and can be seen below (in progress)!

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    BADGEASAURUS - Get an exclsuive electronic "I supported Dear Dinosaur" art badge that you can show off on the web and a handwritten thank you note from creator Ryan Schrodt!

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    MAKEBELIEVEASAURUS - In addition to the handwritten thank you note and a signed copy of Dear Dinosaur Volume 1, you will recieve copies of the first two MAKE/believe minicomics by creator Ryan Schrodt! (International backers, please add an additional $10 for shipping).

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    VARIANTSTARTASAURUS - This is perhaps my favorite reward. If you give $20, you'll receive the regular cover as well as the convention variant--PLUS you will be drawn into the cover! See the April 6th update for more information! International backers, please add $10 for additional shipping.

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    SKETCHASAURUS - In addition to the signed copy of Dear Dinosaur Vol. 1 and a handwritten thank you note, contributors at this level will receive an original color sketch by creator Ryan Schrodt and the exclusive art print! (international contributors, please add an extra $10 to cover additional shipping charges)

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    PATTERSONASAURUS - Artist and man-about-town TOMMY PATTERSON (Game of Thrones) will personally review your art portfolio and give you pointers! Plus you get a signed copy of Dear Dinosaur Vol. 1 and a handwritten thank you note!

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    ARTASAURUS - At this level, you get the signed copy of Dear Dinosaur Vol. 1, the thank you note, and an original 11 x 17 Dear Dinosaur page for the book signed by creator Ryan Schrodt! (international contributors, please add extra $10 to cover additional shipping charges)

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    GUESTSTARASAURUS - Want to star in Dear Dinosaur? Now is your chance! You will be drawn into an upcoming Dear Dinosaur strip and you will recieve the original 11 x 17 art from the page! Plus you will also receive a signed copy of Dear Dinosaur Vol. 1 and the handwritten thank you note! (international contributors, please add extra $10 to cover additional shipping charges)

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    BRYANTASAURUS - Incredible artist STEVE BRYANT (Athena Voltaire) will personally review your art portfolio and give you pointers! Plus you get a signed copy of Dear Dinosaur Vol. 1 and a handwritten thank you note!

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    SWEETSHIRTASAURUS - At this level, you will receive a very rare Dear Dinosaur tshirt (S-XXXL) designed by creator Ryan Schrodt that will only be available through this Kickstarter! You will also receive signed copies of Dear Dinosaur Vol. 1 (regular and convention variant), the art print, full color sketch, and the handwritten thank you note. (international contributors, please add extra $10 to cover additional shipping charges)

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    HESTERASAURUS - Writer/artist PHIL HESTER will review your comic script (up to 25 pages) or art (up to 12 pages) and offer feedback! Plus you will receive a signed copy of Dear Dinosaur Vol. 1 and a handwritten thank you note from creator Ryan Schrodt!

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    MOTHERLOADASAURUS REX - This mega-reward includes: Signed Dear Dinosaur Vol. 1 (regular and convention variant), handwritten thank you, two Dear Dinosaur t-shirts, an original 11 x 17 Dear Dinosaur page, a guest spot in an upcoming Dear Dinosaur strip, and the art print. Plus you will receive signed copies of Schrodt's previous work Matinee Eclectica (include the last copy of the ultra-rare variant) and CLiNT Magazine #5. You will also receive all four MAKE/believe minicomics! (US Only)

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