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Monty The Dinosaur is an all-ages Comic Book by Bob Frantz and Jean Franco.

Monty is a dinosaur. And he can talk (he states that all dinosaurs could talk, it's just that humans weren't around to hear it). All he wants is a friend. Problem is, whenever people see him, the typical reaction to his appearance is screaming and running away in fear. As a result, Monty is pretty lonely.

However, that all changes when he meets Sophie, an 8-year-old girl who is the only person who doesn't scream and run away. The two become friends, and now Sophie and Monty have many adventures together in living in their neighbourhood.

The comic was funded on Kickstarter on April 23rd, 2015. It was released on December 6th, 2016.


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Monty The Dinosaur contains examples of:

  • Black Bead Eyes: A varient. Monty's eyes are all black, but they're more like lines than dots.
  • Cheated Angle: Monty's eyes are always visible from one side of his head, no matter which side Monty's head faces.
  • Crowd Panic: When Monty sneezes his mustache off in a flashback, everyone around him immediately runs away screaming.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Naturally. One of the main characters is a dinosaur.
  • Gentle Giant: Monty is very friendly.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Monty is utterly alone in the beginning of the comic. Every human he tries to befriend screams and runs away from him. Then he meets Sophie.
  • Intelligent Gerbil: Monty is a dinosaur who's capable of speech. According to him, all dinosaurs could talk, it's just that there was no one around to hear them back then.
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  • Interspecies Friendship: Monty is a talking dinosaur, and Sophie is an 8-year-old human girl. They are best friends.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Monty talks about the closest he ever got to a human. All he had on was a fake mustache. It tickled his nose, making him sneeze it off, and that's all that it took to blow his cover.
  • Protagonist Title: The comic is named after the titular dinosaur.
  • Totem Pole Trench: In "School", Sophie and her friend pull this off to pose as Monty's father and get him enrolled at school.

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