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Silly Daddy is an endearing autobiographical account of Joe Chiappetta's struggles to be both a committed artist and a loving father.
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Published May 1st 2004 by Reed Graphica
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Eli Bishop
Sep 13, 2010 Eli Bishop rated it really liked it
Anyone who was paying attention to self-published comics in the '80s knows about Silly Daddy, but I wasn't and I picked up the whole thing at once, which was pretty intense. Back in the days when an autobiographical comic was still a novelty, Chiappetta started doing some little stories about his daughter and his young marriage. The latter quickly fell apart and it became a story about divorce and unwelcome self-awareness. Harvey Pekar is an obvious reference but Pekar and Chiappetta didn't have ...more
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I liked this collection of comics focusing on being a dad, up until the very end where the author/main character turned all Jesus-y religious on me. Groan. I really appreciated that the author was honest about his experiences with abuse.
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As self-published indie moderately narrative comics go, this wasn't terrible in the least. Captured that feeling of trying to be a good parent without having resolved the question of how to be a sufficiently mature and reasonable adult. The mystery continues.
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Joe Chiappetta is an American author and cartoonist, grateful to be married with three children. Currently living in California, his formal education was from Northern Illinois University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in painting.

While trained in the more traditional arts, his lifetime creative focus has been in writing and cartooning. As one of the key members of th
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