When Heartbreak Hits... Read a Romance Comic!

 How to Go Steady by Jacque Nodell Romance Comic Books

Yesterday I caught up with Jenny (the 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!

 Romance Comic Book Advice

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, ladies? Buy a pair of hot pants, stat!

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

  Groovy guys are floating around. Especially at the beach!   Panel from "Love From a Stranger!"  Young Love  #93 (March 1972)

Groovy guys are floating around. Especially at the beach! Panel from "Love From a Stranger!" Young Love #93 (March 1972)

 Romance Comic Book Advice How to Go Steady
 Romance Comic Book Advice How to Go Steady
  All so true.   Sound advice from "When You're Between Boyfriends"  Young Romance  #187 (October 1972)

All so true. Sound advice from "When You're Between Boyfriends" Young Romance #187 (October 1972)

  Now that's turning lemons into lemonade! Panel from   "Jilted!"  My Love  #2 (November 1969) 

Now that's turning lemons into lemonade! Panel from "Jilted!" My Love #2 (November 1969) 

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.

 How to Go Steady Romance Comic Book Advice Jacque Nodell

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!

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