Sunday, June 26, 2016

When Heartbreak Hits... Read a Romance Comic!

Yesterday I caught up with Jenny (the very talented artist for How to Go Steady) to touch base about our Kickstarter campaign. She let me know it had been a rough couple of days because the guy she'd been seeing for a while dumped her for another girl. Ugh! I hate that for her!

It totally sucks to be dumped, especially for someone else but I reassured her that it isn't the end -- it's the beginning! She's a total catch, so I know she'll be fine.

Jenny joked that she needs to follow the advice in the book to bounce back and well, I couldn't agree more! In light of this, let's take a look at a few pieces of advice from romance comics that you'll find in How to Go Steady, shall we?

Got that, Jenny?
Buy a pair of hot pants, stat!

Groovy guys are floating around.
Especially at the beach!

All so true.

Now that's turning lemons into lemonade!

It never ceases to amaze me that there was a whole genre of comic books that were not only entertaining but instructional as well. Certainly, not all of the advice was stellar, but so much of it continues to be timeless and useful.

You'll find all this advice and much more in How to Go Steady: Timeless Dating Advice, Wisdom, and Lessons from Vintage Romance Comics. If you'd like to see this book become a reality (and get yourself a copy in the process) visit our Kickstarter campaign! It'll cheer Jenny up at the very least!

Credits: 1.) The broken heart at the top of this post is actually one of the illustrations that Jenny created for the book. If we get funded, you can expect the rest of the art to be just as beautiful! 2.) Banner from "What to Do if You've Lost Your Man" Girls' Romances #160 (October 1971) 3.) For anyone with a broken heart "What to Do if You've Lost Your Man" 4.) "Love From a Stranger!" Young Love #93 (March 1972) 5., 6., 7.) Sound advice from "When You're Between Boyfriends" Young Romance #187 (October 1972) 8.) "Jilted!" My Love #2 (November 1969) 

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