A comics memoir, Silly Daddy finally collects in one volume the scattered and strewn efforts that Chiappetta has been self-publishing for over a decade under the same title. Chiappetta's work is fairly unique in its combination of fantasy and realism (the only work that compares in this respect is that of Julie Doucet, but her work is otherwise very different). It is also unique in its focus on fatherhood as a constant concern as well as a central theme. Occupying artistic territory somewhere between Harvey Pekar's American Splendor and James Kochalka's Sketchbook Diaries, Joe Chiapetta's Silly Daddy will finally have a chance to reach the wider audience it deserves with this 256 page volume. Check it out.