The Nib, and initial funding for this book was raised in a Kickstarter campaign.
Mike Dawson has written and drawn a few graphic novels, including Freddie & Me, Angie Bongiolatti, and Troop 142.
I am a big fan of his work, and I especially like how he captures his
characters' emotional responses through story and art. I am not alone in my admiration for
his comics, as he was nominated as a Promising New Talent for the 2002 Ignatz Awards. He speaks more about his career and work on Rules in this interview.
The reviews I have read about this book have been mostly positive. Dan Kois called it "not just a thoughtful book but one that’s a pleasure to read." Rich Barrett stated that these comics offer "smart visuals and a self-deprecating humor that will make you commiserate and cringe equally." Annie Mok was more critical and wrote that "Mike Dawson delivers an uneven
collection of personal essay-style memoir comics, occasionally
thoughtful, but often thoughtless in its concern for others."
Rules For Dating My Daughter was published by Uncivilized Books, and they have more info about it here.