How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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Pretty self explanatory, no? These are pictures. If you want us to draw you something explaining what this means, go ahead and write us an email.

The Gloaming Light

Posted by on July 9th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

There is a wakefulness between the purity of the aware and the somnolence of sleep that feels like anything is possible. It’s better than a dream. It’s a waking dream under my command. I haven’t felt it in some time, but I know it could be just past the horizon line. I am nearly there. […]

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Juicebag – Scrabble Scribble #9

Posted by on July 8th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  You’re there. Life is happening to you. You respond. And your kid observes attentively. A reckless automobastard cutting you off for no good reason; a ferocious toy attacking your poor unsuspecting toe; a lengthy support call (that was aaaaaaaaaall call and no support) suddenly dropping off. Occasionally, some dirt hits the kid-filter so hard […]

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Kid’s Day – Scrabble Scribble #8

Posted by on June 13th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  It makes sense when you think about it from a kid’s perspective: there’s a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, so why not a Kid’s Day, right? Totally right, if it weren’t for all of the wrongness that comes from the fact that we parents spend every single one of our days slaving to […]

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Kid Photo – Scrabble Scribble #7

Posted by on May 29th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  There’s a point everyone comes to when taking pictures of their kid; when the little drool-machine finally GETS what that little shiny thing in their parent’s hand is doing. > click!

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An Honest Modern-Day Kids’ Fashion Paper Doll

Posted by on May 21st, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Paper dolls have been around since forever, or the mid-18th century (close enough to forever). Little printed playthings you could cut out and dress up in coordinated outfits, luxurious new fashions, with PAIRS of the same socks and shoes, etc. Pure fantasy. It’s not that anyone who grows up really tires of fantasy and escape. […]

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Parenterms: “Fridgetful”

Posted by on May 13th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Parents know that they can often have memory issues, even if they can’t remember exactly how they even know this… uh… what was I saying? Something something… memory issues then… uh… whatever. Must not have been important. Sure, in addition to the fridge, there are tons of other “why the heck did I come here” […]

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Beware of Bad Parentexting

Posted by on May 7th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

The days have passed when VCRs blinked 12:00 as a signal to one and all that technology had gotten ahead of its owner and they didn’t know how to set the clock. Ironically, this is a timeless theme, though. Cavekids probably rolled their eyes under their jutting brows as they watched their parents use a […]

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Bandaid – Scrabble Scribble #6

Posted by on April 25th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  Character-licensed bandaids are rad. Superheroes, cartoon celebrities, exotic animal prints oh my! They can also constitute a line item in your financial budgeting software if they’re really rad.   – Follow us on Facebook. You won’t need a bandaid, but we won’t judge if you wanna wear one. More Scrabble Scribble Comics See the […]

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A Word from an Older B(r)other

Posted by on April 24th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Another installment from my Instagram account, @CharlieCapen. It’s my place to capture things as they come to me, in the moment, and unleash shitloads of typos on the world. But mainly, it’s a journal for my two boys. Here’s another entry from it that I wanted to share with you. “Finn, let me apologize now […]

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PARENT OPERATION (The Game)

Posted by on April 23rd, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Playing this game could seriously teach parents some vital skills in raising their kids. First and foremost: PATIENCE. Followed by the close 2nd: the ability to tolerate sudden startling noises. There’s probably a whole grab bag of other useful parenting traits to be gained or honed in playing this updated version of the classic kids’ […]

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