Relatable comic strips that prove true love isn't always about the big romantic gestures.
Sometimes it's about sympathising with someone whose tea has gone cold, watching TV and sharing a quilt, or allowing your partner to order take-away pizza again. When two people move in together, it soon becomes apparent that the little things mean an awful lot. The throwaway moments in life become meaningful when you spend them in the company of someone you love.
Soppy is Philippa Rice's collection of comics based on real-life moments with her boyfriend. From grocery shopping to silly arguments and snuggling in front of the television, Soppy captures the universal experience of sharing a life together.
'Intimate, sweet, and oh so relatable' Metro
Philippa Rice is an artist who works in a number of different mediums including comics, illustration, animation, model-making and crochet. Her other works include the collage-based webcomic My Cardboard Life and her stop-motion animated characters.
Philippa grew up in London and now she lives in Nottingham with illustrator Luke Pearson.
See more at: mycardboardlife.com and philippajrice.com
This so-adorable-it-hurts books features many intimate real-life moments…that are instantly recognisable to anyone who's ever had a heart or a discussion with their partner about whether they'd want to be shot if they became a zombie. It's as if those Love Is cartoons from my childhood, with the naked couple, have suddenly grown up, got cool and finally put some clothes on.
A sweet Valentine's Day gift
Cup of Jo
You will be won over by the charm, the illustrations, the painfully lovely relationship that plays out in front of you where boyfriends kiss girlfriends' heads, order them pizzas, make them cups of tea, fall asleep on top of them on the sofa and yet still refuse to bake them biscuits.
It's Nice That
Soppy is possibly the single most adorable thing I have ever seen
Left Lion - Robin Lewis
Anyone who has enjoyed the little intimacies of a lasting relationship will be able to relate to this collection of illustrations
Evening Standard - Liz Connor
Intimate, sweet, and oh so relatable
Metro - Ellen Scott
One of the most interesting comic-book artists currently working in Britain and almost impossible to categorise
The next hot ticket could be British artist Philippa Rice, whose marvellously inventive blogs My Cardboard Life and Soppy have won her fans across the world
Guardian - Anna Baddeley