Parenting is one of the greatest challenges a person can ever face, but also the most rewarding one. The daily struggles of raising children has been an inspiration for Brian Gordon, the mastermind behind the Fowl Language comics.
Gordon is an American cartoonist who lives in Westwood, Kansas, with his wife Georgie, and their two children, Max and Phoebe. Drawing comics has been his dream from a very young age. After 18 years of working for Hallmark Cards, the American greeting card manufacturing company, Gordon started his own comic series, Fowl Language. All the characters are ducks, and the situations depicted are inspired by his children, by his geekiness, and by “a constant, crushing wave of self-doubt and anxiety,” according to Gordon’s description on his website.
The Huffington Post became interested in publishing the series online, and it soon became a huge success on Facebook. In fact, it was so popular, that in 2016 a compilation of the comics was published in paperback format under the name of Fowl Language: Welcome To Parenting.
Let’s check out some of Gordon’s best work, courtesy of 9gag.
1. When you leave your children alone for more than one minute.
2. Investigation inconslusive: you’re both grounded.
3. Your pain, their gain.
4. The puppy dog eyes work every single time.
5. But your children’s happiness is more important than all the money in the world.
6. So young and already trying to emotionally blackmail you.
7. Scaring them is the best way to shut them up.
8. And finally there will be some peace and quiet.