Father Dearest,

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Title: Father Dearest,
Publisher: andythelemon
Editor(s): andythelemon
Type: Fanart
Date(s): 2021
Medium: PDF, Print
Size: A5, 32 pages
Language: English
External Links: Twitter StoreEnvy
Zine Cover
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Father Dearest, is a zine featuring fathers or father figures from multiple anime series such as Boku no Hero Academia, Naruto, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist and more.


Nobody was going to make an anime DILF zine in 2021 so my friends enabled me into stepping up. Whether you’re on a nostalgia kick reminiscing about your childhood faves or looking for some well-endowed beef, we hope you’ll indulge in the otou-sans with us![1]

The zine consisted of 18 artists invited by the moderators themselves to participate. Preorders for a physical edition opened on October 6 to October 27, 2021[2]. These preorders included a pack of 9 stickers containing dad jokes designed by contributors. Digital copies continued to be sold at limited quantities afterwards.

On October 28, 2021, andythelemon posted on Twitter that from the project's proceeds, £1150 + £287.50 Gift Aid (approximately $2000 USD) was donated to Safe Ground and Storybook Dads, both of which are creative initiatives for dads in prison to help improve their relationships with their children[3].

A sequel to this zine, Mother Dearest, was made in 2022.


The following names were taken from the zine's listing:

Page Artists

Merch Artists




  1. ^ https://sibzine.storenvy.com/products/33726910-pdf-father-dearest-an-anime-dads-zine
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/andythelemon/status/1445883682359857154
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/andythelemon/status/1453775443446874113, Thanks for supporting 'Father Dearest,' an Anime Dads Zine! £1150 + £287.50 Gift Aid (~$2K USD) has been donated to @/Safe_Ground & @/storybookdads which run creative initiatives for dads in prison to help improve their relationships with their children. ✨👨