Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Soppy by Philippa Rice

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In honor of Valentine's Day, I am sharing not a collection of flowery sonnets, not purple prose about moonlight reflecting in anyone's eyes, and not a whirlwind romance novel... this is a graphic novel about the everyday normal life of a couple in love.

Soppy is a graphic novel that is less of a single narrative and more of a collection of scenes. It has little dialogue, mostly single lines or brief back-and-forth conversations, and a minimalist art style. While reading it, it felt to me like Philippa Rice had written it as a piecemeal love letter to her boyfriend and someone saw it and wanted to publish it to share how cute it is with everyone else.

If you would like to read some autobiographical graphic novels with wider scope and more depth, try Persepolis or Stitches.

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