This week’s for the Dads Doing It Right series I am putting the spotlight on dads who are sharing their fatherhood journey through their cartoons. These guys are very talented and do a fantastic job showing all the parts of fatherhood. Make sure you support these guys! If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Georg Pedersen – Sharing Fatherhood Through Cartoons
Georg creates visual and interactive stories that help people share their ideas. He creates comics, animation and web interactive stories. He received his MA in “Visual Narrative and Activism” from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. If you go to his website, you will see the different conversations and interactions he has with his daughter. I can relate to his comics. Keep up the great work Georg.
Christopher Grady – Lunarbaboon
Lunarbaboon shares life’s parenting moments from the perspective of a 30-something dad/husband/chaos survivor. Together with the savvy, laid back Mom, wild child Moishe, baby Matilda, and a former Julliard student (their cat), Lunarbaboon must navigate the family and social dynamics of everyday life. Ranging from the hilarious (defeating closet monsters with a “stun” blaster that offers surprising facts about bears, Mars, and cats) to the sweet (the gray scale-to color transition out of depression at the touch of a loved one), this collection explores the bonds within a family and all the characters who bring both order and chaos to life.
Jonathan Jui – Illustrations Inspired By Fatherhood
Jonathan started up his cartoons up when he found out he was going to be a dad. Within twenty four hours of becoming a dad, his brain was ready to explode. He wanted to share all the new, funny, and frustrating things that were going on in his life. Because parenthood goes by so fast, he started turning these memories and insights into parenting cartoons on Instagram at @jonajooey. It was his visual journal he would give to his son when he was old enough to appreciate it.
Brian Gordon – Foul Language Comics
A million years ago, Brian Gordon spent his time staying out late, hitting the clubs and eating at fancy restaurants. And then suddenly, CHILDREN. While he loved being a dad more than anything else, he also noticed that at times, parenting can be a total crap-fest. In the summer of 2013, Brian began drawing Fowl Language as a fun (and often profane) way to vent his frustrations. After getting laid off from his job as a greeting card artist, he decided to pursue the comic full-time. His work quickly became an Internet viral sensation, and is shared regularly by millions of people all over the world.” Check out his work at fowllanguagecomics.com.