Thursday, February 07, 2008

Daddy's Home family strip debuts



A new strip, "Daddy's Home," by Gary Markstein and Anthony Rubino Jr. debuts in March. I'll run a few of the first month's worth here.
The catch in this family strip is dad works from home. It looks like typically family strip fodder.


Dad's a bit of a bumbler around the homefront and carpools and such.
Check out the link and let me know if you think this should make it to our Comics Test Center in the paper.

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31 Comments:

Anonymous James said...

This strip seems bland, but I tend to gravitate more toward "Get Fuzzy," "Lio," "Pearls Before Swine" and their ilk. Also, that strip where they are stargazing seems to be a joke lifted from "Calvin and Hobbes."

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worry about a strip that in installment #4 is already talking about "having nothing" to write about. Art's nice.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Greg S said...

I think this one may have some promise. Of course, as a dad who works from home myself, I can probably relate. At least I got a chuckle out of a couple of the samples, unlike the two current "try out" strips, which I have yet to find funny.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Arnold said...

I can already imagine slipping this in my wife's purse for her to find when she arrives at work!!! Extremely entertaining!

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find this strip very entertaining. I think it is something many families can related to. This is the kind of strip that gets cut out and posted around the home or office.

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Mariano said...

I love this comic. As a stay-at-home dad myself, I think it appeals to a growing segment of the population. I've read a few of the other strips available at creators.com and I agree with anonymous -- this is a strip I would cut out and post all over my home office. Showing up at the bus stop with my underpants on? Sometimes I'm so aloof with my mind on work, I can completely foresee a scenario in which I would do that!

I can't wait for more.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Dena Rosenberry said...

So THAT's who those guys are walking around half-dressed - stay/work-at-home dads!

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Marc said...

This is great for the year 2008. Very funny and very indicative of whats going on in households today.

9:23 AM  
Blogger jennifer said...

Phew a comic strip that actually can make me laugh at my life and kids!!! I feel right at home with this one.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I wanted to be a stay at home father until this strip showed me the light. Extemely funny stuff. I hope to see more of this strip in the future.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a stay at home dad, I found this strip to be not only funny, but an accurate description of my life. I love it, and keep it up!

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Elvis said...

Nice to see a modern perspective of family life that shows, with humor, the difficulties of juggling career with parenting (am I the only one that has to google answers to my kids questions sometimes??) Unlike most, this strip actually made me chuckle out loud.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a working mom, it is nice to see the shoe on the other foot with regard to parenting ... and with humor nonetheless. So much of the life/work/family balance induces stress and angst; why not make light of the eternal struggle to "do it all?" This strip hits right at the heart of the modern American home. Bring us more!

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic and funny concept! Terrific art! Would love to be able to see more of this strip. Daddy's Home will appeal to a wide audience.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comic strip made me laugh out loud! Finally some thing I can relate to. I used to be a stay at home dad (when it was cool)so I can totally relate to the story line. I can't wiat for the next series!

Big Daddy

6:09 AM  
Anonymous Fred said...

This strip is great . Its Calvin all grown up .The only thing that is missing is the stuffed Hobbes . I had a good laugh and a great way to start my day . I am a stay at home dad and can see myself taking care of things in the same manner . I also explain things to my 3 kids the same way dad does in the strip . Keep it up guys .

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love "Daddy's Home"! I showed it to some of my "Daddy" friends at our last playgroup and they loved it too. Very funny stuff, definitely worthy of a cut-out and magnet on the fridge! Keep 'em coming!

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the strip is very much 2008 and find the samples very funny - It really does lend itself to office and refrigerator "postings"

2:26 PM  
Blogger Dena Rosenberry said...

Wow, there are so many comments one might think there's padding going on here. The syndicate sales reps warned me about this...

Nah, just a lot of dads who finally see themselves in the funnies!

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen this much padding since they cancelled Dynasty and Joan Collins' frankenstein like shoulders.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Better Qualified said...

I see and hear the other "stay-at-home" dads. I could be the main character in this strip. Funny !!

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greatest comic strip of all time! If I didn't know better, I'd say James Joyce has been reincarnated. But just when you're bedazzled and swept away by the lyrical language the author uses, the next thing you know you're captivated and humbled by the beauty of the art. I think we should burn down the Louvre because everything in there is garbage compared to this strip. Plus, I am a stay at home dad and its premise really appeals to me.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous krista said...

A total crack-up! I think this is a comic strip that many people can relate to and laugh at. LOVE IT!

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just tend to see a very funny comic strip. Most strips I read are recycled crap and bleed of trying to hard. This one gives a fresh look.
I don't know anything about this "padding". Is there a bra in the comic? Its funny either way!

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this strip is so good you should cancel all other strips and just run this strip in every slot ... who cares if it's the same strip multiple times ... it;s hysterical. I;m tossing all my Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbes books! I don;t need them since Daddy's Home has come on thw scene!

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it reminds me of a dream I had where Albert Einstein and Eminem merge into a single being. Smart, hip and looks great in baggy pants.

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL MUST BOW TO THE POWER THAT IS STAY AT HOME DAD! IT'S NOT IN ANY WAY A LAME ATTEMPT AT FILLING A NICHE! NO, IT MAKES ALL WHO GAZE AT IT SUFFOCATE WITH LAUGHTER! LOL HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA AAAAAAGHK

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Folks - I assume none of you have ever read the comic strip "Adam@Home" - about a stay / work from home Dad?

12:17 PM  
Blogger Dena Rosenberry said...

Yep, seen it.

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a SAHD, I've been caught in my underwear and have heard far too many womanly conversations at the bus stop. Very funny!

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Bailey said...

Yeah, I'd like to get to know this comic strip (Daddy's Home). Put it in the line-up!

2:15 PM  

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