Happy Birthday, Win Mortimer!

Today let's celebrate Win Mortimer, as he was born on this day in 1919! Though he is no longer with us, Mortimer's work stands as a lasting testament to the beauty of the romance comics. The selections below are all Mortimer penciled one-pagers from 1974 issues of Young Love and Young Romance, and run the gamut from confessional-style poem to cautionary tale. Any other Win Mortimer fans out there?

  "Love Has No Voice"  Young Love  #109 (April/May 1974)

"Love Has No Voice" Young Love #109 (April/May 1974)

  "How to Lose Your Boyfriend"  Young Love  #111 (August/September 1974)

"How to Lose Your Boyfriend" Young Love #111 (August/September 1974)

  "The Kiss Test"  Young Love  #113 (December 1974/January 1975)

"The Kiss Test" Young Love #113 (December 1974/January 1975)

  "Your Eyes of Love" and "Just Waiting"  Young Romance  #198 (March/April 1974)

"Your Eyes of Love" and "Just Waiting" Young Romance #198 (March/April 1974)

  "My Creed"  Young Romance  #199 (May/June 1974)

"My Creed" Young Romance #199 (May/June 1974)

  "Silent Song of Love"  Young Romance  #199 (May/June 1974)

"Silent Song of Love" Young Romance #199 (May/June 1974)