In 1978 I was asked by the UK's The Mail on Sunday to devise a Love is...colour strip to fit into their weekend format. I created this new style of "Love is..." exclusively for them. As well as the familiar black/white daily panels published during the week, the colour strip, in the format you see below, appeared in the Mail on Sunday cartoon supplement every weekend.
Whenever I have time, I put up new images, so do check back occasionally! You can also e-mail me about Love is...but please be patient, I sometimes take a while to answer.
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Originally created by Kim Casali as a way of expressing her feelings for her husband, Roberto, the Love is... characters and sentiments grew into the famous Love is... syndicated panels of the little naked boy and girl, first launched in The Los Angeles Times in 1970.
How I came to draw Love is...
In 1975 I was picked by the creator, Kim Casali and her husband Roberto to take on writing and drawing the daily panels for her. Tragically, Roberto passed away in 1976 and Kim sadly passed away in June 1997 after a long battle with illness. Her eldest son Stefano has inherited her legacy. I continue to do the daily cartoons, now in my 37th year as the Love is... artist.
The familiar little black and white panels you see below, are syndicated in newspapers and magazines around the world by Tribune Media Services and you can now follow Love is...online every day. Just click the link below.
Kim Casali's Love is... by Bill Asprey - Updated every day at Gocomics click here!
Love is... The cartoon colour strip, conceived and drawn by Bill Asprey.