Parry and Carney is a paleontology-themed webcomic by Mike Keesey. It stars the Carnotaurus Carney. Parry the Parasaurolophus on the other hand, in spite of having his name in the title, had his head promptly bitten off by Carney after introducing himself in the first strip and hasn't been seen since. The comic discusses a variety of topics, discoveries, and events in paleontology via the many different dinosaurs and other animals Carney encounters, which ultimately almost always suffer the same fate as Parry.Sadly, as demonstrated in what is currently the last comic, Parry and Carneyhasn't been updated since 2007.
This work provides examples of the following tropes:
Comically Missing the Point: While researching how to make babies, Carney and Carnita find an artistic depiction of two mating Carnotaurus with a background filled with flying pterosaurs. Their reaction is, "Where would we get the pterosaurs?"
Eats Babies: Carney and Carnita certainly have no qualms about doing this.
Even Evil Has Standards: Carney seriously considers not eating Santa, especially after "Santa" is revealed to be Charles Darwin, and is even inspired to make his New Year's resolution not to bite anymore heads off. But after running out of alternative characters to eat, he eats Darwin anyway (and continues with the decapitation).
Feathered Fiend: A Buitreraptorexposes "Santa" as Charles Darwin and tries to convince Carney to eat him. Predictably, it's the dromaeosaurid's head that gets bitten off (first).
Left Hanging: The "noble Carnotaurus" that shows up here has not yet been decapitated (or otherwise Put on a Bus). Tellingly, it is followed up by what is currently the last strip, which discusses the artist being too busy to update the comic.
Science Marches On: A Pterodaustro is shown trying to take off bipedally like a bird, but it is now thought that pterosaurs launched themselves using their forelimbs.
Seldom Seen Species: Many, especially due to relatively new discoveries being commonly featured. Examples include Sinornithoides, Buitreraptor, Irritator, Puertasaurus, Hagryphus, Effigia, Castorocauda, Mapusaurus, Tiktaalik, and Pterodaustro.
Shown Their Work: Not surprising, considering that the artist, though not a professional paleontologist, studied under Dr. Thomas Holtz and constantly maintains an active interest in paleontology and phylogenetics. Aside from the scientifically accurate characters and paleontological in jokes within the comic itself, the blog posts that accompany certain strips also demonstrate this heavily.