Being a father comes with a lot of responsibilities. You have to make sure your child is looked after, fed, loved, and all that good stuff that comes with being a parent, but it’s not always that easy. Oftentimes,there’s a lot of stress and headache too, but that’s the price you pay for having a child. It is your responsibility to look after them because it’s because of you that they were born in the first place. Now, what if instead of just a child, you had a dog too? That’s where this comic series comes in.
Written and illustrated by Nate Anderson, the mind behind BoyAndDogComic, he is a father, a husband, and a dog owner. As many dog owners know, their pets can be a lot like excitable toddlers themselves, quickly going from excited to sad to poopy to noisy. For no reason. It’s like living with a tornado of emotions, but what if instead of just a dog, or instead of just a son, you had both at the same time?
It’s the start of a beautiful friendship, and you can see it all here at his website!
Nate Anderson explained;
“My life was changed by this wiggly, squishy boy that filled my home with laughter and poop. The animals didn’t know what to think of him at first, but my Golden Retriever, Murphy, decided that he was pretty cool. Rowan loves the dog and would squeal with delight whenever Murphy was around him. I started to draw the comics to show what I imagined in my head was transpiring between them.”
#2 Crazy playtime
“Everything is new for the boy, and I imagined that it was the dog’s duty to teach him all about the world from a dog’s point of view. I was already working as a professional Illustrator/Designer at the time, and I feel that I learned more working in the industry than I ever did in school with very uninspiring instructors.”
“My comics give me the ability to tell funny stories and make people laugh with silly gags. I like making people happy. I like making people laugh. Unfortunately, I’m a little socially awkward so this is a better platform for my jokes.”
#4 Force field
#5 Good boy
#7 Greatest thing
“I am a huge Disney nerd and when I get into a slump, watching one of the movies he worked on gets me drawing again. Disney’s Tarzan has been a huge influence in my desire to animate.”
He, himself, uses a mixture of Photoshop, hand sketching, and lots of babysitting as his tools to create these works.
#8 Baby monitor
#9 Arm hurts
#10 Plushy dog
“I know I’m not the only one who deals with baby problems and dog problems, so if I can get people to relate to my goofy drawings and have a chuckle then I will consider myself successful.”
#14 Reaching books
#15 New chompers
#16 New toy
#17 New trick
#19 Paw hurts
#20 Skill points
What about you? Do you have a pet dog or a toddler? How about both? Tell us down in the comments!