"Nothing encourages a little healthy reflection and self-assessment like having a kid. The cartoonist Mike Dawson has two, and in recent years he's been publishing searching, honest short comics about the doubts and worries that parenting provokes. The comics are unique in their willingness to interrogate many of the tricky issues around modern family life: How responsible can a parent be for his children's safety? How much can a feminist father do to change the way others treat his daughter and son? How honest should we be with our children when that honesty fosters new fears? Dawson doesn't claim to have the answers, but watching him wrestle with the questions is more satisfying anyway."
—Dan Kois, Slate Book Review
In Rules for Dating My Daughter, Mike Dawson uses the power visual storytelling to offer original, compelling and funny commentary on fatherhood, gun rights, the gender of toys, and the possibility of staying sane in a world full of contrasts, where school shootings and Disney princesses get the same top billing. Rules… is the perfect guide to today's vexing mediascape.
Softcover, b&w & color, 160 pages
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 the book clubpodcast at The Comics Journal. He lives in Fair Haven, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.
- Mike Dawson