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 th ...more
I found some of Rice's webcomics online and squealed because they filled me with warmth and then my boyfriend surprised me with the physical book for Valentines day! This is beautiful because it's about mundane, every day moments that show real love between two people. It's about a couple that has just moved in together and about little sparks that happen in their new life together. It made me want to hug everything. You should read it. ...more
This was a perfection.So simple,so peaceful,so beautiful.
You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!
I read this is one breath.It is a story of two people falling in love and their journey together.It's somehow a story of the author with her husband,some moments she lived with him,and it's about small gestures that make your life complete.
The art is so freaking awesome.It's a combination or red,white and black and god is it beautiful.What I loved mostly,is the...more
Soppy popped up on my feed yesterday when my friend Matthew shelved it as a want-to-read. It reminded me that I received this title as an ARC and since I’m nothing but fail all the time after I read it I never posted a review (this might be why my NetGalley never goes above 80%). This was soooooooooooooooo not the selection for me. It’s geared more toward that super lovey couple that makes everyone else gag – like my friends Erica and ...more
Philippa Rice and Luke Pearson are a couple of cartoonists in love. Rice shares moments from their everyday life in Soppy where they brush their teeth together, fall asleep on the couch together, argue over who should make the tea, answer the doorbell when the pizza delivery guy shows...
This isn’t really a story or collection of stories, it’s instead snippets of inane observations, and s ...more
I lost count of how many times I smiled, sighed happily and thanked God for having this kind of silly love in my life. And that's the best part. This comic is extremely simple, but it surprises you and makes you say, "That's me!" or "That's my significant other!"
“I’ll cook if you wash up.”...more
“If you phone for the pizza, I’ll answer the door whe
And this book totally cheered me up!
It helps to know that, in this heterosexual couple, the dude is Luke Pearson of Hildafolk fame.
Rice chronicles the early stages of moving-in modern romantic love. How the simple things seem important, how two different people can approach the same activity, and sometimes it's a struggle to reconcile those approaches, and sometimes it's just adorable to notice ...more
2. This definitely reminds me of my relationship with my boyfriend.
3. The artwork is cute and entirely in black, white and red. Love it!
4. A love story that makes do with not much words.
5. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
Check out my full review on my blog! ...more
I had no expectations going in. I mean, I had a vague notion of what Philippa Rice's work was like but not enough to form an opinion so maybe that contributed to me enjoying it immensely.
There really isn't a plot to the whole book, it's mostly snippets of everyday life between the author and her partner but there's just something about the whole simplicity and ease with which they deal with each ot ...more
Deciding to check it out for myself, I was so happy throughout. This is one of those ordinary stories of a relationship. Nothing ...more
So for the sake of following this book's pattern, I will keep my review short. I really loved this graphic novel, it made me remember all sorts of moments I've personally had with my boyfriend and how some joke we shared is sometimes more important than going out to see a movie for instance.
I think t ...more
I've finished this in 20 minutes. I loved it!
Soppy is a comic based on real-life moments of the author and her boyfriend.
At the beginning, I thought the characters were too happy and having not problems. When I was in the middle of the story, then things started to happen. It's normal life. It has fights, problems and love. The word that describes this comic is: cute.
Also, I loved that the only colors used in this was black, white and red. It's different and it made it unique.
Some of the pictures were too relatable. The following ones in particular, made me laugh as they apply to me and my bf:
-we are always fight ...more
Soppy follows the daily life of the artists Philippa Rice and Luke Pearson. It is an incredibly intimate account of their relationship together including grocery shopping, their sleeping and eating habits, their pastimes etc.
The illustrations are wonderful and comprise of only 3 colours - red, black and white which further enhances the romantic overtones which pervade throughout.
What Philippa Rice does is s ...more
Her works include the collage based webcomic, My Cardboard Life, and her auto-biographical comics, Soppy.
Philippa grew up in London and now she lives in Nottingham with illustrator Luke Pearson.