Wednesday, November 9, 2011

LOVE IS...


Last week I posted a photo of a medallion I have had for a long long time (I guess since my childhood, must have been a gift from Germany)... and that is amazing now to me, as it depicts me and my beloved... who happens to be a musician! :)


Those of you who are very young may not be familiar with this comic strip series that was very popular in the Seventies and was published worldwide in many languages. I even remember having had a stickers collection with these two sweet characters! Even if they are... well, naked... these two lovers are so cute and innocent that kids used to collect stuff featuring them, the way they now collect accessories and stickers with Hello Kitty or the Winx.


Love is... is the name of a comic strip created by New Zealand cartoonist Kim Casali (née Grove) in the late 1960s. The cartoons originated from a series of love notes that Casali drew for her future husband, Roberto Casali. The strip was first published in 1970, under the pen name "Kim". Roberto Casali was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1975 and Kim stopped working on the cartoon to spend more time with him. Casali commissioned London-based British cartoonist Bill Asprey to take over the writing and drawing of the daily cartoons for her, under her pen name. Asprey has produced the cartoon continuously since 1975. Upon her death in 1997, Casali's son Stefano took over Minikim, the company which handles the intellectual rights.


Love Is... is a single-frame strip. The upper left-hand corner starts with a simple phrase which always begins with "Love Is...", the drawing appears in the middle and the remainder of the phrase at the bottom. Each strip is independent of the others; there are no "series" of strips running for a period of time covering the same topic.
The main characters are a male and a female. The male has dark black, short hair while the female has light, waist-length hair. The characters have been featured in various stages of romance: just meeting, boyfriend/girlfriend and husband/wife. They appear to be quite young, looking like toddlers, however, they are apparently supposed to represent adults.
The characters may appear single or together; when one is thinking about the other, the partner's face will appear (in various forms, such as a dream balloon, a photo, even a screen saver have been used). Items appearing in the strip are often shown in the shape of or featuring, hearts - symbolic of the strip's theme.
source: Wikipedia







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