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Long before I became a web designer (or indeed before I even had an internet connection!), I spent my days drawing comics.

Amongst the many stories now stashed away in my parents attic was Dino Mania, a web comic about 4 alien chums and their emu.

Back when I created the characters in the year 2000, after being inspired by a behind the scenes documentary on the The Simpsons, the comic (originally called The Alien Dudes!) was drawn by hand and coloured with pencil crayons.

Dino Mania Comic cast

The Dino Mania comic cast circa 2009, drawn in Adobe Illustrator

In 2004, I merged it with a bunch of my other comics and renamed it Dino Mania, which was somewhat haphazardly named after my Playstation username (Jardine > Jardino > Dino) and I think most people assumed the characters were supposed to be dinosaurs!

As I got older and started studying digital design at college and university, I set up the Dino Mania website and later I eventually started creating the artwork digitally using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

The culmination of all this was the Dino Mania book, which I had printed in 2014 to mark 10 years of drawing the comic.

The Dino Mania comic book by Paul Jardine

The Dino Mania comic book

This was also around the same time I became self-employed so since then the comic unfortunately became less of a priority as I focussed on more on getting my web development business of the ground (and doing other boring adult stuff!).

It’s been close to 3 years since I last drew an episode so with the website hosting up for renewal again I’ve decided to retire the website and put my beloved characters to rest.

Looking back, I worked on Dino Mania on and off throughout school, college, university and working life so it will always have a place close to my heart!

Without further ado, here are some of my favourite episodes of Dino Mania! If you have not read them before, I hope you enjoy!

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About Paul Jardine Web Design & Development

Paul Jardine - Web Designer Stockport

I am a freelance website designer and developer building websites for the good people of Stockport, Manchester and beyond!

I offer web design and bespoke WordPress development services to private clients, digital agencies and charities.

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