- Arts and Design
Vintage and Modern Art: Love Is...
The original, vintage Love is... drawings were created by a woman to the man she loved. The later married.
The modern Love is... digital illustrations are created by a man, for the woman he loves. They were married in May 2011. He continues to draw and is enjoying the feedback and support of fans.
The new Love is... has all the love, happiness and spark of mischief which the old Love is... is missing. This is likely because the original artist hasn't been drawing the cartoons for many years. It was taken over when her husband (the man she loved) died and she stopped drawing the cartoons.
The History to the Vintage Love Is... Couple and Illustrations
The Love Is… drawings were created by New Zealand artist, Kim Grove, as a series of love notes in the late 1960′s for Roberto Casali. They later married but Roberto became ill with terminal cancer and Kim stopped working on the cartoons in 1975. Roberto died in 1976.
Since 1975 the cartoons have been drawn by Bill Asprey.