How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Birthday Cards

Kid Versions of the Hulk, Wolverine, Ted Williams & The Naked Brothers Band

Posted by on November 26th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

I make birthday cards for my sons. These are Cody’s and Max’s cards for 2008 (8yo and 6yo) and 2009 (9yo and 7yo). For 2008, the fact that my boys were into comic book characters rocked my world, even if it was by way of movies instead of the glossy pages of actual comic books. […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 2

Homemade Birthday Cards 2005: Dash from The Incredibles and Metroid’s Samus

Posted by on October 17th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

Max’s 5th custom Birthday card: Dash from the Pixar film, The Incredibles. When I first presented this card to Max on his 5th Birthday, it was the first bad reaction from the boys about any of their cards. He was obviously weirded out by it but tried to put on a twitchy artificial smile; he […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 10

Homemade Birthday Cards 2004: Max’s 4th / Cody’s 6th

Posted by on October 21st, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

Cody’s Sixth Birthday: 2004 Max’s Third Birthday: 2004 To recap: I make birthday cards for each year my boys. Lucas (2), Max (11), Cody (13). As they got older, I started designing them around what seemed to rock their socks off. I was thrilled the year Cody turned 6 and Max 4 and they were […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 20

Homemade Birthday Cards 2003: Max’s 3rd / Cody’s 5th

Posted by on June 23rd, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

  Max’s Third and Cody’s Fifth Birthday: 2003 I know what you’re all thinking. And you’re right. There is no spoon. Oh, that’s not what you were thinking? Maybe you were thinking, “WTF? Andy, you let your 5- and 3-year-old watch the Matrix movies!?!” No. But they were so taken by the previews, and because […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 2

Homemade Birthday Cards 2002: Max’s 2nd / Cody’s 4th

Posted by on June 2nd, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

Round two of the crazy, custom birthday card saga. I had hoped the Force was strong with these ones when I presented them to Cody and Max, but I never would have imagined the amazing reaction I got. After their delighted recognition of themselves, they actually couldn’t understand it, they were puzzled at how they […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 8

Homemade Birthday Cards: Cody’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Posted by on May 26th, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

You could ask my boys, “What’s it like to have a designer for a dad?” Lucas would point to his head and say “bonk,” but that’s just because of his limited 2-year-old vocabulary and his passion for headbutting the world at large. Cody and Max would probably say “Birthday cards!” … Or “Coffee!” but you […]

VIEW POST
Comments: 12