Surprising origins of a face drawing

In this fascinating three-part story, Steve of "The Sneeze" looks into the history of a face that his father has been drawing for the last 60 years. Steve told Drawn!:
200801031416My father has been drawing this same ‘face’ on my birthday cards and cakes for as long as I remember. I recently started pressing him for info about this face that he’s been drawing for 60 years and it all unfolded with a completely unexpected and satisfying ending.
The interview with his father is funny and heart-warming. Link


  1. I read this article awhile back while doing the usual random link-surfing. Such a great story. With a conclusion made possible by the internet.

  2. What a great story. He’s absolutely right when he tells his dad that this is exactly what the internet was invented for.

  3. ha, I totally remember that Frank Webb book from when I was a kid. I think mine had a different cover though.

  4. I love this so much. THIS sort of post is the essence of boingboing to me, not goatse analogues or even papercraft.

  5. I’m not sure exactly why, but that was so enjoyable that I was laughing uncontrollably by the second page. Wonderful!

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