I stumbled onto Thomas Perkins blog tonight. I found out that I have been a fan of his for a long time without even knowing it. Thomas Perkins has been a large part of many great cartoon favorites of mine. I loved the Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot series, The Batman 2004-2006 series, Ben 10 and others. Currently, Thomas is involved in The Avengers – Earth’s Mightiest Heroes cartoon series on Disney XD. If your not watching it already go set your DVR, you’ll be glad you did.
What really got me going was his side blog, Thomas Perkins’ Lunch Bag Blog. Thomas posts the lunch bags he draws for his kids. In his own words, “Herin shall you find my daily excursion to amuse my three children by decorating their lunch bags. As an animation designer I draw everyday, working to bring the Saturday Morning Goodness to the masses… but each day begins my doodling for my three munchkins in the endeavor to give them a grin throughout their day at school.”
I imagine his kids get offers like, “I’ll trade you my oreo’s for your lunch bag.” Who wants a Spiderman or Ironman lunchbox when you get an ever changing lunch bag like the ones pictured below? I wish my lunch/snack bags I take to work were half as cool. That’s a cool idea though. Maybe I should start taking brown paper bags to conventions to have various artists make me lunch bags. Those would look cool framed.
Tip of my Nerdbastard hat to you Thomas Perkins, you sir, are an artist and a gentleman. Your kids are indeed lucky to have a dad like yourself.
You can check out more of Perkins lunch bags after the jump, which one is your favorite?
Category: Nerd Culture