This comic introduces a pair of new characters; Mr. Pardalis and his student. Mr. Pardalis is based on a paleontologist I’m friends with in real life, whose appearance and personality are pretty much the same as they are in this comic. If he looks familiar to anyone else, that’s probably because I’ve always thought he had a striking resemblance to a certain video game character. You’d feel the same way if you met him in real life.
Just in case anyone isn’t aware of this, Dinosaur Adventure Land is the name of Kent Hovind’s creationist theme park. To the best of my knowledge, Dr. Hovind still doesn’t have a building permit for it.