Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Squirrel Appreciation Day 2014!

I don't know what it is about squirrels, but they seem to pop up every now and again in the romance comics. Easy to draw? Symbolic in some way? Who knows the reason why, but they sure are a delight. Anyway, I used to celebrate these fuzzy little creatures in the spring, but I was recently made aware that January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day! To celebrate, here are a couple more squirrels I dug up from the pages of the romance comics!

"Secret Marriage"
Just Married #39
(December 1964)

"Appointment with Heartbreak"
Young Romance #170
(February/March 1971)

For my past posts on squirrels in romance comics, click here! I hope your week is off to a great start. Be sure to join me later in the week for a special guest post!


  1. I was just at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore this past weekend and saw a beautiful painted terra cotta artwork of the Garden of Eden from (I think) the 1500s. And sure enough, there in the tree behind Adam and Eve, was a squirrel! I guess artists just like them!

  2. I'm not crazy about them, as they are essentially rodents, but my dog loves to stalk them (not to worry, she's never caught even one). Wallace Stevens has a poem where he mentions "the wisdom of squirrels." Maybe that's why they appear in romance comics -- to remind us the romance that is a form of passionate wisdom.


    1. Romance as passionate wisdom. I like it, Wes!