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Vintage and Modern Art: Love Is...

Updated on August 14, 2014
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Laura likes retro, vintage, old things. Choosing to preserve or repurpose is her dilemma - can't change your mind once started.

Vintage Love Is...
Vintage Love Is...
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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.

If you loved the old Love is... cartoons in the 1970s take a look at HJ Story, the Love is... cartoons for the new century. He has a Deviant Art page which gives more of his story, their story.

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.

My own photo of a Love Is... glass I found at the local thrift store.
My own photo of a Love Is... glass I found at the local thrift store.

Love is... The HJ Story

Drawn by a husband in love with his new wife.
Drawn by a husband in love with his new wife. | Source
This is a link to the Zazzle store for HJ Story.
This is a link to the Zazzle store for HJ Story. | Source

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