About How Baby
What is How Baby?
How Baby is a twice-weekly slice-of-life webcomic about millennial motherhood, born out of a desire to create something that felt true to my own experience of becoming a mother. Like motherhood itself, it’s a mix of many things: potty jokes, serious discussions of physical and emotional changes, funny things my daughter says, social commentary, and nerdy references.
How Baby is, at its heart, a light-hearted comic. However, when it’s being serious, it’s also a comic for people who love their children but who also often feel overwhelmed, scared, sad, antagonized, or just plain bored by parenthood, and all the cultural baggage that comes along with it. How Baby is a safe place for people who are struggling with parenthood, but are still trying to do their best.
How Baby supports any parenting style, creedo, philosophy, method, or ancient ritual magic that results in a happy, safe, and well-loved child. Anything else is just chaff.
How Baby is committed to not running outside ads, and is supported entirely by patrons on Patreon and revenue from merchandise and commission sales.
Cast of Characters
|Nerd. Artist. Gamer. Feminist. Mom. Lindsay is the writer and artist of How Baby, as well as a few other things you can see on her portfolio. She likes Dragon Age, racy fanart and fanfic, baking, and smashing the patriarchy.|
|The man behind the mom, Kev is responsible for every good joke Lindsay’s ever written. No lie. Propmaker and rampant doodler, he loves all things Rooster Teeth, all things Bioware, trawling YouTube, and ensuring Lindsay’s baked goods get a good home.|
|Momo is the eponymous baby. She likes Elmo, airplanes, Frozen, chocolate milk, “daddy” bears, birds, her fox-shaped blanket, k-pop music videos, and saying no. Momo’s real name and face are a secret, to protect her privacy.|
The 2014-15 sampler zine was published in May 2015 for distribution at conventions, and is featured in the zine collection of the Vancouver Public Library. The second sampler zine spans 2015-16, and was printed in March 2016. Further printed anthologies are forthcoming!
November 9, 2015: Why Babies Are Better than Cats (The Huffington Post)
November 9, 2015: Who do you love? Babies and cats face off in web comic showdown (TODAY.com)
July 16, 2015: 4 bandes dessinées pour faire rire les parents (Châtelaine)
April 17, 2015: A Comic for Anyone Who is More Than A Little Freaked Out By Parenthood (The Huffington Post)
September 22, 2014: How Baby comics: See the funny, tender toons for moms (Babycenter)