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Beautiful book celebrates fatherhood

When I'm a Dad

Watkins created the project to inspire the future fathers of the world

Becoming a dad is arguably one of the most significant experiences in a man's life. Lincoln-based freelance illustrator Tom Anders Watkins (opens in new tab) is a man that can't wait to embark on the paternal adventure and so he created a gorgeous book and website to showcase all the awesome things he's going to do when he becomes a dad.

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"The project is a very personal one to me, as I've always wanted to create a project that would try and make a difference to people, or try to inspire them. It started off as me practicing my illustrations, but as the project grew and idea developed, I created the website to go along with the book to help inspire those online too."

Creating illustrations for everything from bath time to riding a bike to storytime, the children's book is a delightful look into the future experiences of fatherhood. The 'When I'm a Dad' website (opens in new tab) also boasts hilarous accompanying gifs to the vowed experiences.

When I'm a Dad

When I'm a Dad

When I'm a Dad

When I'm a Dad

When I'm a Dad

When I'm a Dad

When I'm a Dad

When I'm a Dad

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Sammy Maine
Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.