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12/17/2015 05:00 pm ET Updated Dec 17, 2015

These Adorable Illustrations Remind Us That Love Is In The Little Things

Romance is all around.

Artist Philippa Rice has drawn comics and illustrations based on her life with boyfriend Luke Pearson since 2011. 

Rather than illustrating grand romantic gestures, the Bristol, UK-based artist focuses in on the small but sweet moments couples share -- like falling asleep on the couch or figuring out what to have for dinner. 

Philippa Rice

Rice named the series "Soppy" -- a word she defined as "somewhere between schmaltzy, sentimental, sappy and silly."

"I was told that it's not a word people use in the U.S. and that surprised me!" she told The Huffington Post.

Philippa Rice

"I try and write down or draw any small, silly or funny thing that happens that I might want to read back and remember," she told HuffPost. "All the things that I've illustrated in 'Soppy' have happened in my real life." 

Philippa Rice

Initially, Rice posted the red-and-black illustrations to Tumblr and sold some of them as mini-comics. The mini-comics were selling so fast that she could no longer keep up, so she decided to publish them as a book in 2014.

Philippa Rice

"Soppy" has been making the rounds online in the past month, and the book has since sold out. But the artist told HuffPost that it will be back in stock in January 2016, so hang tight! 

See more of Rice's relatable illustrations below: 

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Philippa Rice
Philippa Rice
Philippa Rice
Philippa Rice
Philippa Rice
Philippa Rice

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