Acting like an adult is difficult. The struggle is real. Some days I still feel like I’m a carefree kid, others I feel like the rebellious teenager I once was and some days I’m almost comfortable with my normal adult self. That’s why I love Rose is Rose. The main character, Rose, is always bursting into other personalities whenever the opportunity presents itself. The creators of Rose is Rose, Pat Brady and Don Wimmer, don’t just show Rose acting like a little kid or a rebel in the comic, she actually transforms into a child or a biker depending on the situation.
For instance, Rose’s inner child emerges whenever she sees an opportunity to play and enjoy life in a way that most adults might find “immature.”
Her husband Jimbo even loves to get in on the childhood fun every once in a while (my husband does as well).
But then there’s also Rose’s rebellious side, a leather-clad biker chick with an attitude, who appears when Rose is feeling feisty and wants to go against the grain.
I love that Rose is never ashamed of these different “personalities” that make up who she is. When the time calls for it, she flaunts her childlike playfulness or her wild rebellion in a way I admire. Rose is an adult, but she can still jump in puddles like a kid or live on the wild side like a teen. It makes me feel like my struggle with acting like an adult isn’t so strange after all – it’s just one of my many personalities!
—Rebekah Schouten, Production Editor