I mean, he basically made a graphic novel about not being able to make a graphic novel.I assume the “overcompensating” story is about the author himself?
I did not realize it was about a father who, as Julia Wertz of New Yorker puts it, a father who "is just as confused and anxious about [raising kids] as every parent is, or should be." With that description, one can determine the graphic novel's theme.
Dawson does appear to be confused and anxious about some of the worldly issues that can plague a father's' hopes and ambitions of raising girls.
It's my review based on how I interpreted Mike Dawson's graphic novel "Rules For Dating My Daughter." Additionally, I do not have any animosity or any ill wishes against the author.
Therefore, this review comes from respect and good intentions. I am 100% responsible for not thoroughly reading the campaign's description. But I really thought that the main story would be told in a comical way of raising a daughter.
I knew I would have a difficult time reading the graphic novel after reading just the first few pages.
Dawson seems to pronounce his opinions and beliefs quite emphatically from the beginning.
Mike is the host of TCJ Talkies and the Book Club podcast at The Comics Journal.
He lives in Fair Haven, New Jersey, with his wife and two children. I try to filter my reading list by limiting how many books I read by each author (unless I'm a srs fangirl), and I already read Freddie & Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody AND Troop 142 by this guy, too. That piece alone would g This cover almost scared me away. That impact might have had something to do with the fact that I read it less than a week after the 2016 amerikan national election.
Honestly, I thought the graphic novel would be more about his daughter than his own politics.
The first quarter of the graphic novel is about how the author didn’t have the time or energy to write or draw.
But something (possibly either Mari Naomi's review, or the fact that I'm a recent stepparent to a five-year-old) inspired me to put this on my hold list at the library. I try to filter my reading list by limiting how many books I read by each author (unless I'm a srs fangirl), and I already read Freddie & Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody AND Troop 142 by this guy, too. This is a collection of short pieces (something I didn't realize before cracking it), and not all of them are specifically about parenting. Many of them were originally published on his blog.