My kids never know what they'll get for school lunch each day. While they expect there will be a sandwich involved, what they don't know is which eye-rolling pun or dad joke will adorn their brown paper lunch bag.

My name is Dave, although I'm much better known as the "Sandwich Bag Dad". For the past decade, I have been drawing dad joke cartoons on my children's lunch bags. Just to make them smile and yeah, more often than not, groan and exclaim "Daaaaaaad!"

Over the years, my daily drawing ritual has evolved into a collection of thousands of sandwich bag cartoons, a global social media following, a coffee table book and even a recent exhibition at Australia's National Cartoon Gallery.

Over the last year, my tradition of drawing 3 unique cartoons per day for my each of 3 daughters has continued. Below is a collection of some of my favorite recent efforts.

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#1

Egg-Cellent Likeness?

Egg-Cellent Likeness?

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beesechurger elite
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2 weeks ago

upvote for title

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If you're wondering, each bag takes around 10 to 30 minutes to draw and yes, they are absolutely, positively genuine lunch bags that my kids use to ferry their sandwiches to school. While a few drawings might make it onto the classroom wall, the majority are actually discarded into the recycling bin. What you are seeing are just the "before" photos that I collect and post on my social media pages.

#2

I Really Digged This One

I Really Digged This One

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Adam Sandler
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2 weeks ago

This is a good one

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#3

Sometimes It's Hard To LEGO Of Loved Ones

Sometimes It's Hard To LEGO Of Loved Ones

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Adam Sandler
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2 weeks ago

Lol

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I’ve always loved to draw and paint. As a kid, I would spend many hours after school doodling away in my bedroom and I also have really lovely memories of hanging out in my paternal grandmother’s art studio and watching her create masterpieces while I would hopelessly try to emulate her but really only succeed in creating lots of mess!

I never pursued art during high school or university (I was intent on becoming a lawyer, or so I thought!) and only began drawing again many years later when the whole lunch bag art journey started. My art teacher in primary school always said that art is something that will find you later in life….and she was right!

#4

This One Took My Daughter's Breath Away

This One Took My Daughter's Breath Away

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Adam Sandler
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2 weeks ago

LooooollllLlllllLLLLLlLLLLLLLLL

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#5

This One Was Inspired By The Soup-Er Bowl

This One Was Inspired By The Soup-Er Bowl

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Bisexual_idiot
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2 weeks ago

upvote for the title!

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The original idea for the lunch bags was actually my wife's, not mine! It all started in 2012. My eldest daughter, Sharni, had started school after the birth of her baby sister. To make Sharni feel special and loved, my wife started carving little love hearts and other shapes into Sharni’s school sandwiches. After a few days, I took the sandwich-carving duties, and from there, things escalated quickly.

The daily sandwich cut-outs became more and more intricate, and I was soon fielding ‘carving’ requests from Sharni’s friends and teachers. One day, as I was about to slice up a new sandwich masterpiece, I spied a marker pen on the kitchen benchtop and was struck by an idea. Instead of cutting shapes into the actual bread, why not draw the designs onto the actual sandwich bag itself? And the rest, as they say, is Sandwich Bag history!

#6

This One Deserved More Credit

This One Deserved More Credit

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beesechurger elite
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2 weeks ago

*snort laughs*

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#7

A Play On A Song "You Know"

A Play On A Song "You Know"

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best turtle
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2 weeks ago

the game of broken friendships

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I don’t actually remember Sharni’s reaction to the first lunch bag cartoon, but it was probably an eye roll and a groan! That is certainly the usual reaction I get for most of my bags these days from each of my 3 kids, although I know deep down they do appreciate them (really, really, really, really deep down). While I originally started doing this just to bring a smile to my kids, I just love seeing that my drawings are now able to make so many people around the world chuckle too.

#8

"Whale Dad, That Was Wheely Funny"

"Whale Dad, That Was Wheely Funny"

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Adrienne Mcginley
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2 weeks ago

Doggone it, Gary! Pull over & ask for directions already!

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#9

Switching Things Up

Switching Things Up

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beesechurger elite
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2 weeks ago

multiverse witcher

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Coming up with 3 bags each day is definitely a huge challenge! I try to tailor each bag to my kids’ interests and what they might be learning at school that week. I draw inspiration from what is happening around the world and what tickles my fancy on the day. My aim is just to find a way to bring out the dad joke that’s hidden in practically any situation. With everything going on in the world right now, I think it’s more important than ever to smile.

#10

A Week Of Spiderman Inspired Toons? What A Marvel-Lous Idea

A Week Of Spiderman Inspired Toons? What A Marvel-Lous Idea

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beesechurger elite
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2 weeks ago

yes this was a meme on BP earlier in the year, “With great power comes great electricity bill”

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#11

Dishing Out The Laughs

Dishing Out The Laughs

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beesechurger elite
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2 weeks ago

In our house he can dance a lot because usually none of us are washing

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I can proudly say that I have never “skipped a day” over the last 10 years. The only time my kids haven’t taken drawings is when they are off sick from school (which is pretty rare) or on the odd occasion when one of them might want to buy lunch from the school canteen. Even then, I’ll still have to prepare at least one bag that day, so it's pretty relentless….but also lots of fun. I usually use the weekends and school holidays to build up a buffer of bags so that I don’t have to be under any pressure to come up with 3 new bags each night.

#12

You Only Laugh Once?

You Only Laugh Once?

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beesechurger elite
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2 weeks ago

Live, leaf, love.

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If you are interested, you can check out more of my art on my website or follow my adventures on Instagram or Facebook. And if you think you have enough dad joke immunity, check out my prior posts on Bored Panda by clicking here, here and here!

#13

You Get A Lunchbag. You Get A Lunch Bag....everybody Gets A Lunchbag

You Get A Lunchbag. You Get A Lunch Bag....everybody Gets A Lunchbag

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beesechurger elite
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2 weeks ago

You get a nightmare! And You get a nightmare!

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#14

This One Was Really Bed

This One Was Really Bed

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Okie (she/her)
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2 weeks ago

hahaha

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#15

I Louvre'd This One

I Louvre'd This One

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Kind Pegasus 95
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2 weeks ago

She was looking kinda dumb with her finger and her thumb…

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#16

"This One Is Rubbish Dad!" She Complained. Yeah. I Know. I Have Bin Funnier

"This One Is Rubbish Dad!" She Complained. Yeah. I Know. I Have Bin Funnier

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JD Cass
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2 weeks ago

🎶"I feel stinky, oh so stinky. I feel stinky and grimy and raaaaank!"🎶

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#17

Tool-Tally Groanworthy!

Tool-Tally Groanworthy!

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Smalltoid
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2 weeks ago

Wrench warfare

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#18

Shakespeare Was Never So Cheesy

Shakespeare Was Never So Cheesy

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Turt_Le
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2 weeks ago (edited)

Whether it is gruyere in the mind or outrageous fondue

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#19

I Gave This Bag Eleven Out Of Ten

I Gave This Bag Eleven Out Of Ten

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beesechurger elite
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2 weeks ago

he looks a lil constipated

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#20

My Bags This Year Are Better Than Abba Before

My Bags This Year Are Better Than Abba Before

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Legolas Greenleaf
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2 weeks ago

here we go again!

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#21

Not Even Bruce Willis Escaped Being Sandwich Bagged This Year

Not Even Bruce Willis Escaped Being Sandwich Bagged This Year

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Loading Screen Tips🇺🇦
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2 weeks ago

can he bake it out alive?

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#22

Mary Had A Little Lan. It Flashed And Beeped All Slow. And Every Website That Mary Surfed, The Lan Was Sure To Know

Mary Had A Little Lan. It Flashed And Beeped All Slow. And Every Website That Mary Surfed, The Lan Was Sure To Know

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Random Guy
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2 weeks ago

Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a HDMI.

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#23

Raisin Hell With This Cartoon!

Raisin Hell With This Cartoon!

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Amber.exe
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2 weeks ago

Looks like Karens grow from branches these days

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#24

I Always Wondered Why People "Carry-On" About Harry Potter So Much

I Always Wondered Why People "Carry-On" About Harry Potter So Much

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Adam Sandler
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2 weeks ago

Harry potter if he was the size of a smurf

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#25

Might Tweet This Advice Later

Might Tweet This Advice Later

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Legolas Greenleaf
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2 weeks ago (edited)

Remember kids, don't be an a$shole, just make sure you have one

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#26

Some Bags Are Just Plain Odd!

Some Bags Are Just Plain Odd!

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Betta Fish
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1 week ago

Why did my thing get so many downvotes?

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#27

I Use My 'Toons To Espresso Myself

I Use My 'Toons To Espresso Myself

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Smalltoid
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2 weeks ago

Popped a caff in his glass

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#28

Coiny. Very Coiny. I Know

Coiny. Very Coiny. I Know

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Adam Sandler
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2 weeks ago

Lol

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#29

"Eeek, I, Eek, I Owe!"

"Eeek, I, Eek, I Owe!"

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JD Cass
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2 weeks ago

🎶With a "Boo-Hoo" here and a "Boo-Hoo" there🎶

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#30

A Pitcher Is Worth A 1000 Words

A Pitcher Is Worth A 1000 Words

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Betta Fish
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2 weeks ago

*Snort *Laugh O no

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#31

Not Bad For A "Ruff" Draft

Not Bad For A "Ruff" Draft

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Joni-lee Smith
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2 weeks ago

I'm just amazed by how great an artist he is

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#32

Weight For It

Weight For It

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beesechurger elite
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2 weeks ago (edited)

for pedia-sure.

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#33

"Dough Not" Resort To Peer Group Pressure

"Dough Not" Resort To Peer Group Pressure

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Betta Fish
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2 weeks ago

Poor thing...

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#34

There Are Plenty Morgan Where This Came From

There Are Plenty Morgan Where This Came From

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Adam Sandler
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2 weeks ago

How old is this man

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#35

A Stretch

A Stretch

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Random Guy
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2 weeks ago

mooooo, nice calfs

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