Each subsequent time I experience something from Dream Daddy that is good, I find myself realizing just how much I enjoy the characters found within. “Dream Ad-y,” the third comic in the anthology series, beautifully captures the wealth of personality the visual novel contains, and does so in a way that plays off how different they are in entertaining and endearing ways only DreamDaddy can.
The focus of “Dream Ad-y” is split fairly evenly between the socially awkward barista dad Mat, the still objectively best dad Robert, who just had a starring role in the second issue as well, and Amanda, the unnamed protagonist dad’s daughter. Mat, whose coffee shop Coffee Spoon is suffering from a dip in business, is looking to put out an ad on the local channels. Robert, proving himself once again to be the renaissance man of Dream Daddy’s cul-de-sac, offers to be the
As these dads all attempt to collaborate on the direction of the commercial, things get
It’s worth noting that “Dream Ad-y” portrays the protagonist dad, not as the scruffy ginger seen in the first issue, but rather as a clean-cut man of color,
Along with the portrayal of the main dad, the art of “Dream Ad-y” is a significant departure from Ryan Maniulit and Jack Gross’ takes of the first two issues, with Jarrett Williams coming in with a more exaggerated, super-deformed art style. It’s expressive,
In the year that I’ve been covering Dream Daddy, whether it was as a game