Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I'm spoken for, but as the consummate wingman, I wanted to help you out with the perfect gift for your situation:
You're starting to get into them, they're into you. But, you're not interested in dropping heavy coin just yet, because you want to make sure that they're going to survive past Valentine's Day. Plus, your love isn't into words, but expressions.
Think Lio. The little guy is creative as they come, but a boy of few words. In fact, no words. Mark Tatulli's creativity shines through for introducing someone to one of the most popular comics of the past decade. Plus, a book collection is less than $15. Check it out here.
The Special Little Guy or Girl in Your Life:
You're teaching the elementary school-age child how to be a lady or a gentleman by sharing the love of reading. They know their ABC's of comics (Peanuts, Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes), but like to be on top on what's new.
Big Nate is your guy. The big man on campus at his elementary school and forever troublesome, Big Nate's books appeal to the adventurous and the good-spirited nature of a child's imagination. Get your little guy/girl Big Nate by clicking here.
This isn't your first Valentine's Day together and you both know where this is heading. You're ready for a gift that's going to have staying power ... something timeless but forever memorable. (Sorry ladies -- GoComics doesn't sell engagement rings.)
The complete Calvin and Hobbes collection, available in hardback and softcover options. It's considered the greatest comic in modern history. It's one that you want on your shelf, to break out on rainy days or cold nights by the fire when you want to be in the same room as your significant other, enjoying separate hobbies.
Your love doesn't believe in material possessions expressing love or importance. He/she believes that you vote with your time and your dollar.
Support the creative fundraising campaigns of some of our talented creators who are trying to change the world with their art and self-expression:
- Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks): Uncle Ruckus - The Movie
- Stephanie McMillan (Minimum Security): Capitalism Must Die! How To Kill Capitalism Before It Kills Us
- Rick Stromoski (Soup to Nutz): A Second Helping
One notable addition to this list: the Team Cul De Sac book, honoring Richard Thompson's work on the wonderful Cul De Sac comic strip. Thompson is currently battling Parkinson's Disease and several of his friends and peers in cartooning created this compilation of his and their characters. Proceeds goes toward the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
True Love - A Modern Classic:
Yours is the eternal love that most dream about. Through generations, good and bad, regardless of location or situation, you've stood the test of time.
I have a few:
- Peanuts: Celebrating Peanuts - 60 Years. Simply the best. Nothing says hope and love than Charlie Brown's crush on the Little Red-Headed Girl or Lucy swooning over Schroder.
- Anything from the Cathy collection. Simply put, Cathy loves love.
- The Far Side: The Complete Far Side: 1980 - 1994. An 18-pound book. A gift with weight and enough laughs to last for years.
No Woman (Man), No Cry:
You're single and proud of it. You don't need anyone else to feel complete. You're buying something for YOURSELF.
- Two words: The Oatmeal. Two books that will make you wince and cry laughing at the same time. Both under $10, too.
- A book from the Frazz collection. The lead character, Frazz, is simply a man who does his own thing and has the world figured out. Check him out here.
For many more options, visit our complete GoComics Amazon.com store.
What are you doing for Valentine's Day? Let us know how any of these gifts go over with your special loved ones!