"The next hot ticket could be British artist Philippa Rice, whose marvelously inventive blogs My Cardboard Life and Soppy have won her fans across the world."
--Anna Baddeley, The Observer
The wildly popular web comic SOPPY--with more than half a million notes on Tumblr--is the illustrated love story of author Philippa Rice and her real-life boyfriend. True love isn't always about the big romantic gestures. Sometimes it's about sympathizing with someone whose tea has gone cold or reading together and sharing a quilt. 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 and illustrations 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, and celebrates the beauty of finding romance all around us.
Soppy by Philippa Rice
December 2nd 2014 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Source: Free digital review copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Soppy is a comic book without continuous narrative. Illustrations in this book are solemnly about funny, cute, or not so cute moments in a relationship. Soppy is a quiet, lovely and thought-provoking book, what is saying to its readers that romance can hide in a small daily moments.
Soppy is based on real life events with real people. How can you not love people, who seem to love books, and each other, fondly? I liked them.
Yes, Soppy is soppy. It can make readers' heart melt into a puddle, but above all, as I stated before, it's a quiet feeling book.
Soppy doesn't need much words, one picture can say thousand of them. Art may not be a masterpiece, but illustrations are lovely and unique and fit with the feel in this book.
Soppy can be flipped through quickly, but it's good to reread over and over again. I liked Soppy and would recommend for readers who love books with a soppy feel.