Soppy by Philippa Rice

Soppy by Philippa RiceSoppy by Philippa Rice (December 2, Andrews McMeel Publishing)

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.

Originally a web, Soppy documents the reality of falling in love – from the tentative first handhold to moving in – in simple, sweet illustrations. Though not a romance of epic proportions, the couple shares a quiet (and sometimes wordless) journey that will make readers nudge their significant others on the sofa and laugh in recognition at the odd, funny path to crafting a life together.—Jenn Ravey, The Picky Girl