Archive for the ‘Dadding Badly’ Category

Dadding Badly – The Ballad of Butt Paste

November 29, 2011




Really, do I need to say any more? It’s all there in the title. (This week’s strip.)

Dadding Badly – High roller

November 15, 2011


A questionable milestone, in this week’s Dadding Badly.

Dadding Badly – Split personality

November 8, 2011


Yep. He’s not happy. Will he ever be? See for yourself in this week’s Dadding Badly.

Dadding Badly – Old technology. New hands.

October 25, 2011

It’s the age-old question – how do you explain something to someone who doesn’t speak your language? All that and more (well, a little more) in the week’s Dadding Badly.

Dadding Badly – International cuisine

October 18, 2011

Yummy floor eating…in this week’s Dadding Badly.

Looking back. Looking forward. Part 2

October 17, 2011


Here are a few more baby-centric sketches that I forgot were on our fridge and thus forgot to include in Looking back. Looking forward. Part 1.

The above one I probably did on one of our trips to the doctor during my wife’s pregnancy. The word balloon’s contents relate to something I would repeatedly say to my wife’s belly: “This is your father, who you must obey” *

The sketch below is one of the first I did when I started thinking about Dadding Badly. It had a looseness that I wish I could capture in the actual strips. You can also see that I was literally stripping down my style so much that my wife and I ended up without clothes. We just have bodies – and yet the boy is wearing a diaper. Go figure.

* Yeah, I know. The grammar is wrong.


Looking back. Looking forward.

October 12, 2011


So I’m digging in many piles of papers to get my taxes in order and I flip through last year’s date book and find this. It’s a sketch done on the due date of our son’s birth. But he is my son afterall, so he was late.

You may recognize this as my standard baby drawing. It started developing in a piece of promo art I did years ago.

Then in my comic strip Bo Nanas this look became more stylized and became Baby Karl. Bo would babysit him occasionally.

Early on I did the Sunday strip below with a version that would become Karl. (This was on the back cover of the Monkey Meets World book.)

I ripped off the look for Infant Fred, my new comic strip app for hand-held devices. (It was supposed to come out last Fall but there were some difficulties. It should be out by the end of the year. Fingers cross. Feel free to sign up for updates.)

For my Dadding Badly strip, I wanted a looser style and the drawing of my kid just ended up looking less generic and more like him, which is as it should be.

Dadding Badly – Table manners 2

October 11, 2011

Why I rarely wear my tux at home, in this week’s Dadding Badly.

Dadding Badly – Finish line

October 4, 2011

How quick can my son open a child-proof cap? Place your bets then check out this week’s Dadding Badly comic.

Thursday is the new Sunday – Special delivery

September 22, 2011


A tail peek from the Sunday strip rerunning today on

An there’s a terrific comment from reader  “Bargrove.” (It’ll make sense once  you read the strip.)