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Dad Creates Epic Artwork on Lunch Bags to Help Son Make Friends

The best dad ever!

When we were still kids, parents would make sure that we had everything we needed before going to school – one of which was our lunch bags. Dominick, a dad hailing from California, is among those parents who take pride in preparing lunch for their kids. But mind you, he does it in a very different way.

For over 4 years, Dominick has been drawing on his son’s brown paper lunch bags. And mind you, his drawings are a work of art. According to him, he has managed to decorate more or less 550 bags. It is really amazing how passionate and determined he is.

Although his son is already in middle school, Dominick still continues to prepare and decorate his lunch bags. There was even a time when he decorated all lunch bags for his son’s soccer games when it was their turn to prepare snacks. For other people, breakfast might be the most important meal of a day but for Dominick, it is, without a doubt, lunch!

Check out the drawings below and be inspired by his creativity!

For more than 4 years, Dominick has been decorating his son’s lunch bags when he takes him to school.

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He has managed to decorate around 550 bags.

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And yes, he is not slowing down anytime soon.

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Dominick admits that his son is an introvert and is shy about making new friends.

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This gave him the idea to draw stuff on lunch bags to help the boy break the ice.

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He believes that the artworks should somehow get conversations going.

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And voila, it worked!

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Kids would line up and ask him who did the artwork.

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If the art was about a superhero, they would gather and talk about it.

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Or if it was animal of sorts, they would debate which one is the coolest and toughest.

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The kid loved the artwork so much that he would constantly remind his dad about it.

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In some ways, the drawings made his son the center of attraction at school.

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Dominick also draws real-life figures, depending on the current events, lessons, etc.

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The two obviously love superheroes the most.

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On average, each drawing would take at least an hour to be completed.

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Although he tries not to take up so much time, he makes sure that the final piece is quite satisfying.

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He uses paints, markers, and pencils, among others.

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Even though his son is already in middle school, he still decorates lunch bags.

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Dominick said that his efforts finally paid off when his son learned to interact with other students.

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Awesome dad, indeed!

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Check out more of Dominick’s lunch bag drawings on his official Instagram page. Let us know what you think about his artwork in the comments below!

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If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.

This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”

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Case in point, you may have the fanciest cameras in town but that still wouldn’t be an advantage, unless you know how to use it well. There are certain tricks you have to learn to take your photography to the next level.

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Disney Animator’s Comics Diary About Losing His Wife is Terribly Heartbreaking

Read the captions and try not to cry.

Losing a loved one can be a sad, traumatic experience. People deal with the grief differently and for this man, keeping a ‘doodle diary’ has been most helpful.

A former illustrator for Disney, Gary Andrews’ comics about losing his wife and living life as a single father of two is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. No wonder his work has made an impact to his numerous followers on social media.

In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that Gary began doing his comics-style journal entries back on his 54th birthday. He was happily married at the time and a father of two children.

Unfortunately, something tragic happened. His wife Joy got sick and they initially thought it was nothing but flu. It turned out, however, that it was actually sepsis and it eventually led to her passing.

Gary shared:

“From the minute Joy was admitted to hospital, specialists from every department tried to find out what was wrong. They couldn't have done more. It wasn't until the post-mortem that they narrowed it down to sepsis.”

Overwhelmed by his sadness, Gary later turned to his notebook and began pouring his emotions out on paper – by making artworks.

He recalled:

“I was crying so hard it was difficult to focus on the page. I was drawing through tears.

“Joy had been my soulmate for 19 years. She was beautiful, kind, generous and funny. We did everything together. When I lost her, I felt half of me had gone.”

Now his touching comics have captured the hearts of many on the internet.

Scroll down below and see for yourself. Read the captions and try not to cry!

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