Reviewed by Jen B.
This is a Series Review of The Misadventures of Doc and Dirk Series (Books 1 -3 )
AUTHOR: Dan Skinner
PUBLISHER: Dan Skinner
LENGTH: 42, 38 and 46 pages, respectively
He’s a middle-aged, newly single, gay photographer starting life over. Along comes a freshly out nineteen-year-old, irreverent free spirit who wants to be his apprentice. Mismatched by more than a generation, what could possibly go wrong? Everything! And it’s AWESOME!
Dirk’s First Time. Every gay boy has his first experience. Usually it’s a memorable, exciting personal time of discovery and intimacy between two young people. But two comic book characters? Is it horseplay or Cosplay?
The Boy At The Gym. First impressions can be deceiving. Sometimes that boy in the baggy clothes, talking to himself in the gym isn’t as shy as he appears. Sometimes there’s a deviant imp lurking beneath that freckled mask of innocence. Beware the Trojan Nerd!
This is one of those stories that is just a breath of fresh air. Everything about it is just so feel good, makes you smile and is just an overall joy. If you have followed Dan Skinner at all on social media, you probably know a bit about him and more recently, his connection with the lovable Dirk. There were many instances where I recalled seeing the many Dirkisms Dan has shared with us and it was wonderful to see them again.
If you don’t follow Dan, you should get right on that. He is an amazing photographer and just a genuinely nice person. He’s had some hard times but has managed to find some wonderful friends, especially his young protege, Dirk, who has become his apprentice and has brought a new light to Dan’s life.
Dirk is a wonderful character. He is extremely likable and his attitude and commentary is often hilarious and cute and just plain adorable. This is the story of how they came to know each other. It takes place over a few years, though these are just the first three installments of what I sure hope will lead to many more. Dan is a fabulous writer, and it shines once again through these short snippets. If you are looking for a light-hearted sweet afternoon read, I highly recommend you give these a try. I still have a smile on my face just thinking about them and can’t wait for more!