Author & Illustrator: Philippa Rice
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: December 2, 2014
ARC via NetGalley
"Soppy" is something that's overly sentimental and it's a word used more in the UK than the States.
So it makes sense that the writer/illustrator of Soppy, Philippa Rice, is from the UK.
Soppy started out as a webcomic and the book is a collection of those comics, plus new stuff. It really isn't a graphic novel as it mostly lacks a narrative, but the nearly wordless collection of comics does show the story of two people who love each other and who learn to live together.
There are the sweet, tender moments shared of just being together, cooking, sleeping, watching tv. There are moments apart, moments of regret, moments of anger. But mostly the soppy stuff.
So if you're not familiar with the webcomic, don't go looking for a story here. But if you're looking for quiet moments of couplehood, then this is it. I don't want to call it a Love Is ... for the 21st century, but it did remind me a bit of that.
Soppy would make a delightful gift for the romantic in your life.
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