Dawn of Time is a webcomic by Michael Stearns. 100 million years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the earth, there was a young cavewoman named Dawn. Armed only with her determination and only a little common sense, Dawn sets out to make her way in the savage wild. Along the way, she meets and befriends a big, friendly triceratops named Blue, as well as a time traveler named Mantell. Things kind of snowball from there.In July 2011 Stearns announced that he was putting the comic on indefinite hiatus due to other commitments.
Dawn of Time provides examples of the following tropes:
Baleful Polymorph: A merman who saves Dawn from drowning appears to be attempting to turn her into a mermaid to join his little undersea harem, but she rejects it. A giant nautiloid attacks their ship immediately after.
Disney Death: Blue's Protoceratops "sibling". It looks as though he has died and has become part of the "fighting dinosaurs" fossil, but it turns out he was just dreaming and Blue had already saved him.
Does Not Like Shoes: What self-respecting cavewoman does? As pointed out in the blurb, bare feet are hard to draw and the author was getting over his fear of drawing them with one strip.
Stock Dinosaurs: Played straight and averted. Fan-favorites like Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops make appearances, but so do less well known species like Pachyrhinosaurus and Sauropelta.
Storming the Castle: The dinosauroids enlist the help of pterosaurs and use Blue as a wrecking ball to do this in order to save Dawn. After the dinosauroid chief is killed, Dawn leads the surviving dinosauroids on a second charge.
Symbol Swearing: Not that whatever Dawn's saying is ever intelligible, but when she swears, we know it.
Take That: To Dr. Horner's hypothesis that Tyrannosaurus rex was an obligate scavenger. Dr. Horner and Dr. Bakker go into the past to investigate, and, predictably, Dr. Horner gets eaten when he tries to show that T. rex would not be interested in live prey.
Temple of Doom: Complete with a half-elephant/half-man god thing guarding the inside.
Dawn herself at the start of the comic. (Which is a little odd, as her adoptive parents later mention that it wasn't uncommon for her to leave home for a few days. How did she feed herself during those times? Or did she just go hungry?)
Dr. Horner. Yes, no doubt the T. rex was just a cowardly scavenger....