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Father & Sons’ Design Workshop

Dorkly have found an artist/illustrator able to do something all dads try to do with their children a few times in their lives, validate their imagination. The Father & Sons’ Design Workshop is a project where Thomas Romain (Father) makes incredible anime-ified works of character art from his sons (& Sons’). It would be unwise to go through this life without seeing a mess of felt-tip and tube bodies get somehow transformed into Gundam Peter Quill. So check out the Twitter and Patreon for regular updates on the drawings. Every time you click, one of his boys gains the courage to colour outside the lines.


My YouTube: Action Movie Kid


Sometimes, your dad can be pretty cool. Your dad can also be a bit of a hard ass. In fact, your dad can be anything between 1 and 6 things. That kid’s dad however, is one thing. Creator of fantasies.

A former Dreamworks animator, Hashi (i.e. ActionMovieDad), has recreated the extraordinary imagination of his son’s playtime into a series of awesomely funny videos, gaining internet fame and subscribers along the way. While it’s not quite dropping yourself into your very own episode of Dragonball Z, it is undeniably impressive. And the showbiz front to this double act, referred to only as ‘buddy’, gets to have a whale of a time with toys, costumes and house furniture all before watching video evidence showing he really did nuke the hallway. Whether Dad is encouraging a 3 year old’s imagination or propagating delusions towards future therapy is neither here nor there. What’s important is when that AMK merchandise is released, just how much Lego will our little buddy get.

The Case of the Peppy Pink Sprinter

What an environment, cleaner than the silverware you’d bring out for the queen, feels like it’s saying to you.

Some time ago I was in the waiting room of a walk-in clinic. A large, bleach-sodden expanse, roomy enough to contain gates 1-3 of a small airport. It was a space so clinically white, you would immediately become guiltily self-conscious of the illnesses you were undoubtedly bringing onto the grounds. And I wasn’t even sick. I was accompanying a friend with a worrying eye inflammation. But that’s not what this quick tale is about. What is important is after a little while of shifting in my implied filth, it slowly dawned upon me that I’d been subjected to an aural pounding for a lengthy amount of time.
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Dragonball Fatherhood

Watch this fan made animation a father made for his son’s birthday of them both playing the lead roles from their favourite anime. They’ve got a better relationship than Goku & Goten, that’s for sure.