Graphic Novel Reviews

Graphic Novel Review: Dream Daddy

Author: Leighton Gray, Vernon Shaw

Publisher: Oni Press

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator invites the player to Maple Bay, where they play as a single Dad new to town and eager to romance other hot Dads. The comic series tells five standalone stories, each focused on different Maple Bay Dads, their kids, and their relationships with one another. Dive into entirely new stories featuring the backstories and adventures of your favourite Dads, told by game co-creators Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw, along with the comic industry’s top indie talent like C. Spike Trotman, Josh Trujillo, and Kris Anka

I haven’t been able to play the Dream Daddy game yet, but my oh my have I watched plenty of lets-plays as I think it is one of the cutest and prettiest games. I love the art style and the all the relationships between the dads and kids. Within the graphic novel were 5 stories and each had their own unique brand of cosiness and comfort. Each story brought with it a hug of it’s own. The artwork style reflected the plot points nicely making the whole experience harmonious.

Most of the stories made reference to each dad’s child(ren) and I loved how in some of them the story revolved around the dads and sometimes the children. They make it clear that these relationships are not perfect and all need work and show some of the compromises made.

I have to admit my favourite of all the stories was #1, it was the snuggliest hug and the cutest story ending in a kiss. I really enjoyed the D’N’D inspired one too. Each one has left a little piece of happiness in my heart. Just so cute!

If you are a fan of Dream Daddy, cute romances and short stories, this is the graphic novel for you. I really hope they make more! Dream Daddy releases on the 14th May 2019.

Big thanks to Netgalley and Oni Press for sending me this, I loved it.

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