I picked this romance comic this romance comic completely at random from the vast archives of public domain comics at ComicBookPlus, but I chose wisely because two of the three stories were drawn by women, the first (tentatively) credited to Ann Brewster, (a Golden Ager I never heard of until this moment), the middle story by the well named Dick Rockwell, and the last story by Ruth Atkinson, the creator of Millie the Model and co-creator of Patsy Walker.
As I said I never heard of Brewster, but she had a steady career in comics with work for Simon & Kirby, EC and other companies.
Boy Loves Girl, formerly titled Boy Meets Girl, because that’s the natural way of things, was published by Lev Gleason, a comics publisher of the 40s and 50s that tried to do more adult comics before the Comics Code ruined everything. The stories are full of mechanically lettered musings that bog down the narrativies, but the art is full of fashionable, graceful ladies in clothes I’d kill to wear today.
Ann Brewster, credited
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