Love & Marriage

In my newest book Love: a Discovery in Comics I also take a look at the history of the institution of Marriage – mostly in Western countries. I drew this spread:

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…and now I have made it into an animation, using Videoscribe:

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Click here to watch it on Youtube.

Here are a few scenes:

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I’m also reflecting on my own marriage to Yiri – we got officially married in 2009:

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…but we make it a habit to privately “renew our vows” a few times a year, whenever we find ourselves in a special place and the occasion presents itself:

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…which goes to underscore my believe that marriage is something you have to make your own, as a couple. Don’t follow the perceived dictates of society, they tend to change all the time anyway!

Read more about love, marriage, sex, relationships and all of that in:

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Author: Margreet de Heer

Dutch graphic novelist, known for her educational series 'A Discovery in Comics', featuring 'Philosophy', 'Science', 'Religion' and 'Love', as well as a comic about world domination. Margreet lives and works in Amsterdam with her artistic husband Yiri and two cats. In 2017, Margreet was voted Comic Artist Laureate of The Netherlands, an ambassadorship of Dutch comics which she holds for the period of three years.

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