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  • Dino Drac’s Advent Calendar: 12/9/12.

    Yesterday, you may have seen a post about how I was canceling the site’s Christmas season due to time-and-other constraints. As you can see, that post is no longer here. And we have a solid argument from Dino Drac to thank. “I know you’re busy, but I just got a giant python. You sure

  • Dino Drac’s Advent Calendar: 12/8/12.

    Okay, NOW things are starting to feel like Christmas. Today’s gift is a complete DINOSAUR SKELETON, which arrived in pieces for Dino Drac to put together. (As you might imagine, that was a macabre image. In human hands it would have only seemed like an archaeological process, but Dino Dr

  • BFCDAW #9: Cheers, trunky.

    It’s Friday. Fantastic freakin’ Friday. I’m so looking forward to having time to put more on the site than bad doodles and pictures of plastic shovels. But, since it is not the weekend yet, I must do what is necessary to survive: That’s a Christmas tree trunk. You know, the part yo

  • Dino Drac’s Advent Calendar: 12/7/12.

    A shovel, a pickaxe and a hatchet. Joy to the world. You can tell by Dino Drac’s forced smile that he’s not a big fan of these. And sure, I admit that this year’s Playmobil gifts are starting to feel like someone just raided their garage for passable Christmas presents. Today, a shov

  • BFCDAW #8: Merry Montage!

    Over on Dino Drac’s Facebook page, several readers obliged me with suggestions for a painted-at-work Christmas montage. Here’s what I had time for. (Actually, in no way, shape or form did I have time for this – but I did it anyway. You can’t fire a freelancer. You can only pretend

  • Dino Drac’s Advent Calendar: 12/6/12.

    Today’s gifts include a flashlight and a pair of walkie-talkies. Hoookay. They’re junky presents, and Dino Drac isn’t shy about telling me so. “How am I supposed to make your stupid feature successful with this kind of stuff?” Hell, I don’t have the answers. I don’t choose th

  • BFCDAW #7: How I feel today.

    I could blame the four hours of sleep, but it’s more fun to blame you.

  • Dino Drac’s Advent Calendar: 12/5/12.

    Dino Drac knew that Playmobil wouldn’t top yesterday’s motorcycle so soon, but a pair of ceratopsian lunchboxes is pretty damn cool. They’re made from a resilient tin – the kind that keeps hot stuff hot and cold stuff cold. “That’s probably why they gave me two of them,”

  • Dino Drac’s Advent Calendar: 12/4/12.

    Well, this is more like it! The roar of the engine meets the roar of the vampiric Tyrannosaur! Dino Drac is thrilled with his new motorcycle, but I can’t help raining on his parade. “It’s actually more of a dirt bike,” I shout. “Dirt bikes are motorcycles too,

  • Dino Drac’s Advent Calendar: 12/3/12.

    Dino Drac isn’t thrilled with today’s device and map. For one thing, he has no idea what the map represents. It says nothing on it, and seems to only detail a thirty foot area consisting of a bridge and a bonfire. What is he supposed to do with a map like this? The device is

  • Dino Drac’s Advent Calendar: 12/2/12.

    Though the hat and binoculars were clearly meant for yesterday’s Safari Man, Dino Drac is quick to appropriate them. This could mean that Safari Man has already become lunch, but — and far more likely — Dino Drac just likes hats. Turns out that the binoculars are only for sho

  • Dino Drac’s Advent Calendar: 12/1/12.

    The last thing I ever thought I’d tackle again is a Playmobil Advent Calendar, and in terms of a weird, winding story with an always-growing cast of characters, no, I won’t. In fact, I’ve intentionally shied away from even mentioning the AC, because while some folks liked that saga,

  • BFCDAW #5: The Albino Ferret of Christmas.

    I met the Albino Ferret of Christmas in 1986. One of my then-in-college brothers was home for the holidays, and with him were his two pet ferrets. Thinking back, I have no idea how he got away with dorm room ferrets, but kids never considered the particulars. One looked like an everyday

  • BFCDAW #5: Honey Balls.

    Today’s painting depicts HONEY BALLS. (And also a candy cane bee.) Honey Balls are marble-sized bits of fried dough, soaked with honey and topped with colored sprinkles. My mother brings them to all of our Christmas parties, and she’s been at it for decades. I despise the things, b

  • BFCDAW #4: Crabs of Christmas Island.

    More Bullshit Filler Content Devised At Work! This time, I painted the famous mass migration the Christmas Island red crabs. Christmas Island is on the short list of places I need to visit at least once before I die. (It has to be before — that much I am adamant about.) Between these

  • BFCDAW #3: Snobot.

  • Christmas Stickers / Ugly Sweater.

    There’s a big new feature up, covering fifteen treasures from the 1992 Sears Wish Book! Golden Ninja Turtles! Crayon-shaped fish tanks! Clarinets! And more! GO READ IT NOW! This post only exists to draw attention to the Wish Book feature, but you know how I hate to waste space. So, take

  • Sucking Wind.

    Boy, I have been sucking wind for the last week or so. Maybe you haven’t noticed. Maybe I should just shut up. These website games are as much smoke and mirrors as they are steak and potatoes. Perception is reality. If I was smart, I’d act like all was hunky-dory and lie about the site

  • Dino Drac Halloween Prints for sale!

    The 1st ever piece of Dino Drac merch is available nowwww. Go buy yourself a limited edition (ah ha ha) “Halloween Countdown 2012” print! It’s in color!

  • Sometimes, dead is better.

    The Creepy Commercials Countdown has been updated for 10/3. Today, a vampire invites us to a 1989 flea market. AND, there’s a new feature up, about Apple Uglies and Popcorn Uglies! Learn how to turn apples, popcorn and corn syrup into horrible, edible monsters!  All thanks to a Karo cor

  • Give up the ghost.

    Just put up a new feature, detailing the evolution of Count Chocula across eight different cereal boxes from the 1990s. I’m especially fond of the holofoil wolf box. I don’t like these little notices about new features to go to waste, so I colored you a Halloween picture. See t

  • Make me some spooky art.

    This weekend, I’m leaving the site’s content in your hands.

  • Blue Cheese.

    Here’s Dino Drac, written out in Nickelodeon Floam:  And here’s Dino Drac, written out in Cheez-It Scrabble Junior crackers: And here’s a new feature about random Nintendo memories, because if you only keep up with Dino Drac via RSS, you definitely did not see it. I hope you’re ha

  • New Features on Dino Drac!

    Hi!  It’s been a while! This post is to alert the RSS-only crowd that there are two new features up. Really long ones, too. When I’m rusty, I’m wordy. First, Jimmy Hart gets gunked in the legendary Masters of the Universe Slime Pit, the only playset on record that transformed your f

  • Thursday morning.

    Hi! The deal: Things became really busy over the last few weeks. As busy as I’ve been in a long time, and too busy to run Dino Drac right. Rather than put up really weak no-thought content (yeah, even weaker than a Twizzler robot), I decided to just get through the storm and return t