Rose Is Rose takes ordinary life and presents it in extraordinary ways. What makes it unique is that it champions family life without being cloying or dull, and touches the heart without being somber. Rose Is Rose is a showcase for wild creativity, wholesome fun, and pure, visual thrill. Some of the recurring themes in Rose Is Rose include the following... Rose Gumbo is a contemporary woman whose alter ego, an irresponsible biker, emerges in her imagination, unbeknown to anyone except Rose and the viewer (the viewer sees her physically "morph"). Among the many triggers for this change are rock music on the radio and her son's elementary school bell in the morning, signaling a few hours of freedom. When Rose's young son Pasquale falls asleep, he enters his dreamship (fueled with wishes) and travels at will through time, space, and imagination. Rose's husband Jimbo, rather than becoming complacent in his marriage, is tirelessly romantic, affectionate, and tender toward his eternal true love, Rose. Rose Is Rose is often considered one of the best comic strips in syndication today. It has received many accolades, including the Wilbur Award from the Religious Public Relations Council and was twice nominated for the Reuben Award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip by the National Cartoonists Society. Fans adore Rose Is Rose's sweet and sassy characters and messages that ring true, yet bring a sense of calm and courage to everyday family life.
- ISBN-13: 9780836236644
- ISBN-10: 0836236645
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
- Publish Date: September 1997
- Dimensions: 9 x 8.54 x 0.37 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds
- Page Count: 130