If there’s any way you’re confused, I’d love to help you out.
So how exactly do I read this comic?
If you click on the first picture-link that shows up when you open the site, it’ll take you to my latest post. If that’s all you wanted to do, congratulations. But what if you wanted to start at the beginning, and go through the comics in the order they were published? Easy, just click this link: The first issue!
Now just scroll to the bottom of the page and there should be a link to the next comic after the one you’re on. You can keep doing this and thus manage to read the whole series in order!
And if you’ve been here before, and you started reading from the beginning but didn’t make it to the most recent post (or if you haven’t been on the site in a while), you can use this page to pick up where you left off: Search by Story Arc!
What’s this strip even about?
The comic is called Triassic Park (no relation to Jurassic Park! none whatsoever!) because it is set in the Triassic Period, the prehistoric age lasting from about 250-200 mya (million years ago). The Triassic is the time when the very first dinosaurs and mammals appeared, so it was an important era, but hardly anyone ever remembers it for some reason. Every single dinosaur cartoon I’ve ever seen was set in the Jurassic/Cretaceous time periods, so I thought I’d give the poor Triassic a turn for once.
The downside is, hardly anyone is going to recognize the animals in the strip. To make it easier, I made the main character a creature we’re all familiar with today–a common cockroach. Although, Triassic cockroaches were probably a bit different than their modern counterparts…and I realize that not everyone particularly likes bugs. Maybe it wasn’t such a great idea. Oh well.
A few of the other Triassic creatures in my comic resemble animals we still have today. There are lizards, dragonflies, crocodiles and millipedes…but also some unfamiliar faces, like those of Roberta (a mammal-like reptile) or Fumu (supposedly an early mammal, but he looks suspiciously like a cynodont…hmm.). I even have some dinosaurs, though mostly small, primitive ones–Eoraptor, Pisanosaurus, and Sellosaurus, for example. If you want to learn more, check out SCIENCE!
I hope you’re ready for a lesson in paleobiology, because if you read Triassic Park, that’s what you’re going to get.
What are the links at the top of the page for?
The About page is just a little overview of what I do here. I describe myself and explain the premise of the comic strip.
The Help page, which you are on right now, is a place you can go if you have any questions about operating the site.
The Links page is what I use to link to stuff I’ve made on other sites, as well as things other people have done that anyone who enjoys Triassic Park might be interested in.
The SCIENCE! page is my personal favorite, a place you can go if you’d like to learn a little something about the animals featured in this comic strip. I have nice pictures and links to Wikipedia articles.