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Tough Little Guy

Posted by on August 21st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

Since I was a kid I had a problem with the concept of “being tough.” I’m sure some meathead out there will explain to me this is because I was a total wuss and then crush a beer can on his forehead. As I grew up though, my understanding of “toughness” slowly evolved from the […]

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Maximumble: Germs

Posted by on June 25th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  Kids seem to fall on one of two sides when it comes to being gross. Intentionally gross or accidentally gross. Some of us would dump agent orange on our homes if it meant no one would ever come down with an illness again. But we all know kids will keep bringing their microscopic stowaways […]

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Maximumble: Is this your punishment or mine?

Posted by on March 27th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  This comic has me wondering if its creator, Chris Hallbeck, is pretty much a psychic or some kind of wise man. I know I’ve leveled privilege-removing threats at my kids and been mentally praying to myself that it works, because if it doesn’t… ugh. So much more work. It’s like a bluff almost. When […]

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Maximumble: Sex Ed Astronomy

Posted by on February 20th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  FROM THE ARTIST, CHRIS HALLBECK: “I remember my mom telling me “The mommy and daddy kiss and he has a little squirt gun that shoots into her body.” I imagined a green plastic squirt gun in the back of his throat that squirted into her mouth and then went down to her belly where […]

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Fowl Language Comics: Showing Your Kid Useless Crap

Posted by on January 24th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Fowl Language Comics   FROM THE ARTIST, BRIAN GORDON: This dad thing is a challenge on so many levels. Getting the kids to brush their teeth. Begging them to eat their meals. Convincing them that the new thing on their plate isn’t poison, all the while knowing they’ve gleefully attempted to eat actual, inedible things […]

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Maximumble: Jump on the Couch

Posted by on January 16th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  FROM THE ARTIST, CHRIS HALLBECK: As my children grow up there are lots of rules they have to learn: Don’t throw things in the house. Don’t sit on the table. Don’t put the dog in the toilet. I’m the main rule enforcer. My recitation of the rules are usually followed by a “That’s not […]

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Maximumble: Suns & Daughters

Posted by on December 6th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

[CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE] FROM THE ARTIST, CHRIS HALLBECK: “While my wife puts the baby to bed each night, I get to handle the bedtime routine with our 5-year-old. After story time we turn the lights out and talk. Mainly, we talk about the day. Things he did, stuff that was fun, what he learned. […]

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Dad Comics: Maximumble

Posted by on August 6th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

The other day we posted this comic on our Facebook page: But maybe you didn’t see this one… These comics are the creation of Chris Hallbeck. He has lots of comics about things other than fatherhood, but we figure this would be a good opener on HowToBeADad.com. Go read his comics HERE! –   Follow […]

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This Metaphor Can Kick Your Ass

Posted by on May 9th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

The latest movie featuring Marvel’s metal-clad hero, Iron Man 3, manages to do something seemingly impossible. It takes Tony Stark’s character down a more serious path without losing any of the inherent fun superhero stories should have. In fact, if Iron Man is Marvel’s Batman (both rich white guys with no superpowers but lots of […]

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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 […]

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