Mike Dawson is the author of three books: Freddie & Me In Rules for Dating My Daughter, Mike Dawson uses visual storytelling to offer original, compelling, and funny commentary on fatherhood, gun rights, the gender of toys, and staying sane in a world where school shootings and Disney princesses get equal billing.
Mike Dawson is the author of three books: Freddie & Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody, Troop 142, and Angie Bongiolatti.
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.
I most wholeheartedly agree that most leading roles in the film/tv industry and in some novels are white men.
I would love to see more female characters in the lead. But I don't think it's that big of a deal (sorry feminists). I did not appreciate Dawson's commentary about how certain people celebrate Christmas, making a mockery out of Jesus Christ.
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. The title is the name of the second piece in, a reflection which lasts less than 10 pages. He includes what I infer to be drawings by his daughter in between pieces.
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.
Flipping through the book to remember things about it for this review, I find myself not wanting to stop - I enjoy skimming the variety of layouts and lingering on individual panels. A compassionate, thoughtful, loving and sometimes devastating read. I need to disclose first and foremost that this review is just what it is.
I've read many of these comics online, but collected in a book, it hits all the harder. 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.