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 has inherited her legacy and I work closely with Stefano and I continue to do the daily cartoons, now in my 40th year as the Love is... artist.
Kim Casali's Love is... written and drawn by Bill Asprey -The familiar little black and white panels are syndicated in newspapers and magazines around the world by Tribune Media Services. To see this year's panels updated daily, on this website, please click here click.
You are always welcome to post a message on the Love is...noticeboard.
In 1978 I was asked by the UK's leading national newspaper, The Mail on Sunday, to devise the Love is...single daily panel as a comicstrip in colour to fit into their weekend format. I created this new style of "Love is..." exclusively for them, with the couple clothed. Kim was delighted with it and it ran until the Mail on Sunday cartoon supplement eventually closed.
So as well as the familiar black/white daily panels I put up during the week, you can also see the colour comic every Sunday, so do check back regularly! You can also e-mail me about Love is...but please be patient, I sometimes take a while to answer.