From dad to daughter: Ryan Myers, a copywriter from Phoenix, Arizona, has become an online sensation after sharing the creative sci-fi and fantasy-inspired slogans and doodles he put on his daughter Lilith’s lunch bags.
There’s is nothing wrong with spicing up a mundane daily activity with a bit of humor – even if it’s as simple as taking a black marker to your child’s bagged lunch.
When copywriter Ryan Myers from Phoenix, Arizona, was told he needed to make sure his nine-year-old daughter Lilith’s name was written on her lunch for school, he decided to get creative – eventually making dozens of pure comedy phrases and drawings inspired by his favorite TV shows, movies and even literature.
‘This school year, my daughter had to have her name written on her lunch,’ Ryan wrote on his Imgur gallery of his creations, starting with a plain bad with the simple words ‘Lilith’s Spell Components’ on the front.
‘She asked me to do another one the next day, and it just kind of went from there. Some of our friends get mad if I don’t do one, now.’
On one bag, Lilith is turned into a new recruit for the X-Men with what appears to be an admissions slip for Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsers and is said to have the powers of mind control and a weakness for candy.
Other creations are more doodle-heavy, such as one bearing the image of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator above the words: ‘Come with me if you want to eat’ or a drawing of Falkor the Luckdragon from the Never Ending Story, which has been morphed into The Neverending Sandwich.
In total, the gallery Ryan posted online includes a whopping 53 images referencing everything from video games to epic films to even just simple fun ideas like ‘Lilith’s zombie repellant’.
According to her dad, Lilith not only gets each and every one of the increasingly geeky references, but also saves all of the bags in a box in her room?
Ryan’s personal favorite? He tells Huffington Post that he is a particularly big fan of his Nightmare on Elm Street’s themed lunch bag, which bears a Freddy Krueger-style four-fingered slice over the front of the bag.
Since posting the series of rib-tickling photos on Imgur, they have been viewed over 350,000 times.