The Compulsive Squire

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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.


HarmonQuest – “The Quest Begins”

Led by the mind behind cult-hit classic Community, and backed by a team of hilarious special guests, check out episode 1 of this new Seeso Original Series. The acronym spells S.O.S. but I’m sure that’s purely coincidental*.

*just so you know this isn’t a paid sponsorship.


You know that bit in every Toy Story film where the toys get left behind? Think that but with Kid Bod the Builder.

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 Game Boy Chronicles

This opening title sequence for the documentary “Europe In 8 Bits” by Spanish design studio Device really gets to the heart of what makes a Game Boy. Inevitable Tetris mention in 3…2…