I’m the co-founder of AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com and screenwriter of Not Another Teen Movie. I’m joined by my illustrators, who come from Highlights and Mad Magazine. We are the creators of a new humorous search and find puzzle book for (immature) ad...
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NEWER NEWER NEWER UPDATE:
KRISTEN JUST GOT A STAPLER!
NEWER NEWER UPDATE:
We are $114 away from our reaching goal. The redditor will receive a puzzle book signed by myself and all the illustrators and brand new stapler!
HUGE THANK YOU to all of the Reddit backers! We are about to reach our kickstarter goal! YOU made it happen. You truly bringed it on!
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone for being a part of this amazing AMA and for your questions about our Search and Find, Awkward Family Photos, Not Another Teen Movie, Pierce Brosnan’s face, Highlights, Mad Magazine, Random existential questions and taking a dump on my chest. You truly did ask anything, and I hope we answered everything or at least made you laugh trying. It’s almost 1 o’clock where I am and I have to take my daughter for a bike ride. But feel free to keep asking questions and we will respond to everyone. I really hope you will back our Search and Find and support these incredible illustrators, they truly are rockstars! THANK YOU. Here is the link to our Kickstarter. https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/hnkx7k/im_the_cofounder_of_awkwardfamilyphotoscom_and/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
I’m Mike Bender (Co-founder, Awkward Family Photos) and I’m joined by Chuck Dillon (illustrator, Highlights Magazine), Rich Powell (illustrator, Mad Magazine), Laura Close (illustrator, Highlights Magazine), and Brian Michael Weaver (Illustrator, Highlights Magazine)
During the past few months of quarantine, I’ve spent a lot of time doing search and find puzzles with my kids. It’s nostalgic for me because I remember doing them as a kid myself in Highlights Magazine. I started to wonder if anyone was making a more humorous and irreverent search and find for adults. They weren’t, so, I thought let’s make one!
I really wanted to make the puzzles as authentic as possible. So I reached out to veteran search and find illustrators like Chuck, Rich, Laura, and Brian. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they were all excited to push the genre to an edgier place.
The book includes 40 original puzzles and over 1000 of the most random hidden objects including lederhosen, flamethrower, avocado toast, lower intestine, hypodermic needle, and Pierce Brosnan’s face.
We are making this book now because we believe now more than ever, we need healthy distractions from all of the depressing news and more activities designed to simply make us happier (and smarter btw)!
You can find out more about our adult search and find puzzle book here:
We’d be happy to answer any questions about this project, the process behind the unique art form of search and find puzzling, Highlights Magazine, Mad Magazine, Awkward Family Photos, or Pierce Brosnan’s face.