Love is often times romanticised in an unreal way, but true love is actually in small things. This is the motto of the Bristol-based comic artist Phillipa Rice, whose wildly popular web comic turned into a book called Soppy. Phillippa mostly makes comics bu also spends a lot of time making animations and illustrations too. This multi-talented artist creates simple but powerful comics about the everyday joys of living with someone you truly love. The Soppy book is the illustrated love-story of Phillippa and her real-life boyfriend, True love isn’t about romantic gestures, but mostly it’s about sharing a life with someone, or sympathizing with someone whose coffee has gone cold.
Rice forgets about hearts and roses, and illustrates the routine stuff instead, which also show the everyday ways we show love to each other. From our morning routines like hugs and snuggles to kissing good night, your heart will melt at these illustrations.