Monday, 27 December 2010

In Memoriam

My uncle passed away over Christmas after a mercifully short fight with cancer. He was a good man, a genuinely lovely old bloke, and one I'm ashamed to say I didn't know him better. A family death isn't something I'd normally talk about on the public space of a blog, but it was Uncle Bob that I modelled the look of Grandpa T-Rex on, and even took the inspiration for a couple of his cartoons from, especially his fondness for betting on horse racing (and being very very good at it).

I always thought of him when I drew a Grandpa T-Rex cartoon. I still will.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

A Christmas Post

Grandpa T-Rex...
...wishes you a very Merry Christmas!

Grandpa T-Rex will return to wish you a Happy New Year. Until then, I wish you the very merriest of Christmases!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...gets exactly what he wants for Christmas.

And I hope that you do too!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

For fellow Dilbert fans...

Grandpa T-Rex... reunited with an old work colleague.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...finds a new reading light.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...rarely gets a peaceful night's sleep at Christmas.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...shares your frustration.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...has to watch out for herbivores at Christmas.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...planned on bringing Myrrh, but was beaten to it.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...loves his special advent calendar.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...goes shopping for a new hip.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...enjoys certain aspects of evolution.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...helps out in Santa's Grotto.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...doesn't need a side-kick.

If you watched 'The Flintstones' you're probably familiar with The Great Gazoo, the Martian who caused a never-ending supply of trouble for Fred and Barney. I have to say, I never really got him or liked him, and he had no business being there. Clearly his introduction was to inject new life into stories, but The Flintstones was always at its best when it was more a traditional sitcom dealing with more 'normal' things in a prehistoric setting, like Barney and Betty adopting a baby or Wilma maxing out Fred's credit card. Gazoo was incongruous and annoying and having him in the show was the equivalent of Friends featuring a wise-cracking ghost, or Frasier being friends with a cognac-sipping otter. So it was nice to just tell that smug green alien to 'Shaddap!'. I've been wanting to do it since I was five.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...makes his Christmas list.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...has talented grandchildren.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...has a go at preserving himself in Carbonite.
(With a little help from the Landosaur)

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...should not be allowed to use a debit card.

This actually happened to me not so long back, when I took my Grandma out for Sunday lunch and she insisted on paying. However, she said she wanted me to put her PIN number in for her as she had trouble pushing the buttons on the little card machine restaurants use. No matter how much I protested and said I would pay instead she wouldn't listen and ended up telling me her PIN. However, when the waiter came and I put the PIN in for her, it was wrong. "Why don't you just put it in Gran?" I said, handing her the card reader. "Oh no," she said VERY loudly, "you must have put it in wrong, it's 3466." (Just a side-note to any thieves, that's obviously not her PIN. I chose the number 3466 for this cartoon because on a phone keypad it spells out 'DINO'. Clever, no?). She then repeated the number, so loudly that the waiter and all the surrounding tables heard. Everyone was extremely embarrassed - except for Granny - and as I held my head in my hands I wished I'd had more wine with lunch.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...explains where babies come from.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex... feeling peckish.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...wins a fish at the fairground.
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Friday, 3 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex... still the master of disguise.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Grandpa T-Rex...
...really should wear his glasses.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The Return of Grandpa T-Rex!

Back after suffering a slight case of death in his sleep...

Grandpa T-Rex...
...has some explaining to do.