Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

Bingo Love

Bingo Love is a story of a same-sex romance that spans over 60 years. A chance meeting at church bingo in 1963 brings Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray together. Through their formative years, these two women develop feelings for each other and finally profess their love for one another.Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid 60’s, Hazel and Mari are reunite...

Details Bingo Love

TitleBingo Love
Release DateDec 1st, 2017
PublisherInclusive Press
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Romance, Lgbt, Glbt, Queer, Fiction

Reviews Bingo Love

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    This was so good and cute but also so heart-wrenching. I definitely didn't expect to cry this much while reading it.
  • Carol Tilley
    Is it perfect? Nope. It's got a big heart though and that's all that matters.
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    4.0 Stars This is a bittersweet love story featuring a lifelong relationship between two women of colour. The diverse elements were woven seamlessly into the strong, well developed narrative. This was a very emotional story that addressed themes of friendship, family and romantic love through an inclusive lens. The full colour artwork was absolutely gorgeous with representation of full-figured, real women. I definitely recommend this wonderfully ...
  • Devann
    I received a free copy of this book from EdelweissThis was equal parts adorable and heartbreaking [and then adorable again ...and then heartbreaking again was a roller coaster of emotions for sure] and I was absolutely bawling by the end [mostly happy tears but maybe a few sad ones as well] and I literally cannot even think of a time another book made me cry AT ALL so that's quite an achievement really. As other people have said, it's not n...
  • Claire
    All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ❤ All the stars. My queer little heart wept a river. ❤️
  • Adiba Jaigirdar
    This was so freaking adorable! Plus, the art was absolutely beautiful and so colourful. I loved the two main characters - especially Hazel. The writing was kind of awkward at times. Thee dialogue wasn't always super realistic and I wish some of the characters were developed a little better. But honestly the book was so cute I will overlook all of that.
  • ambyr
    The art is the best thing about this book--fluid, colorful, bold, expressive. The writing, I thought, could have used some more work; the dialogue is painfully stilted in places, and the strong opening frame story never closes, leaving the reader awkwardly hanging. But I'm glad the story exists in the world.
  • Chessa
    OMG SO GOOD ❤ 😭 ❤ OMG SO GOOD ❤️ 😭 ❤️
  • Thomas Maluck
    Reviews forthcoming on No Flying No Tights and The Secret Stacks (update: it's in Episode 40), but rest assured this was GOOD.
  • Nancy
    This review can also be found on my blog: Love is a sweet and heartwarming story about a love story between two women than spans over 60 years.The story begins in 1963 at a bingo hall, as two thirteen years olds are introduced to one another by their grandmothers. Told from the perspective of Hazel Johnson, a pretty and plump teen, she is immediately attracted to the cool California transplant Mari Mc...
  • Laura
    This book is special. I picked this up on the 14th, and absolutely devoured it. Then I gave it to my wife, and she said she would read it. Today, a few hours after giving it to her, she said her leg fell asleep, so intent, was she to keep reading and find out what happened next. She loved it. She thought the scenes with the psychologist whose said that “love is love” was one of the best scenes. So, that is her review.My review goes something ...
  • Rachael (RachaelReadsAndRaves)
    I love love love Elle's style. This was absolutely adorable and definitely requires some kleenex. This is like The Notebook meets Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda.
  • Brian Keene
    The art is delightful and charming, and the colors add a real vibrancy. The plot and characters are interesting, and a refreshing change from the fantastical genre elements that dominate comics these days. Unfortunately, the writing doesn't quite achieve the intent, with stilted dialogue (in some places) that lessens the impact.
  • FrankieReads
    Look for my full review on!
  • Cat (cat-thecatlady)
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.ADORABLE BOOK!really loved this. beautiful story and amazing art. too cute to handle
  • Gina
    While ultimately affirming, a lot of this book was really sad. The author has spent a lot of time reading and promoting comics, but is somewhat new to writing, and there are some signs. Some character development and dialogue could be stronger. Here's something that is really important though - often underdeveloped characters in other works are a sign that the supporting characters are mainly props for two main ones, and there is a lot of caring ...
  • M
    Look, this isn't the perfect book but it is a beautiful story. The graphic novel industry is starving for stories like this and it is sO refreshing to find one! The artwork is lovely and very comfortable to sit with for a long read. The main characters, Elle and Mari, are beautiful, strong, and bold women -- easy to admire. And it was a special privilege to follow Elle through her entire life and not just one moment. 10/10 would recommend.
  • Patricia Macías García
    No sé, pensaba que me iba a gustar más de lo que al final lo ha hecho. Es una historia muy cuqui, pero muchas veces los diálogos no me parecían nada naturales. La historia tampoco está bien cerrada, es como si se olvidaran de que la prota le estaba contando la historia a su nieta. Lo recomiendo para cuando apetece leer algo cortito y cuqui, pero no es nada del otro mundo.
  • Molly
    An adorable love story that spans roughly 60 years - and addresses the difficulty that comes with having to hide who you are and who you love for any part of that time. The art is delightful and the story is one of the sweetest I've read in aaaages. Do yourself a favor and pick it up. :)
  • Derek Royal
    A story with a solid and affirming story. And well illustrated. It skews a bit unrealistic in places, but it’s intended for a younger readership.
  • Lindsey Astin
    This is so wonderful and good and also 😭
  • Amanda
    *ugly crying*
  • Kenny
    A truly beautiful love story of ageless love.
  • Kathy D.
    Such a lovely, touching story that will stay with me a long time. Some of the dialogue was a bit stiff and didactic, but the majority of it was sweet and strong and engaging.
  • Barry Raifsnider
    This was really wonderful. The art was beautiful and the story was great and very emotional, I almost cried a few times reading it (because of both sadness and happiness.)
  • Grace
  • Briana Lawrence
    I saw the Kickstarter for this book because one of the artists did the cover to my own book I Am Magical: magnifiqueNOIR Book 1 I knew I had to back it. The art is amazing, and I love the fact that one of the leads (Hazel) is dark skin, plus size, and treated as someone to be sought after. I love that the story tells the story from the 60s, to today, and finally, to the future. We get to see Hazel and Mari's love for each other and how it went fr...
  • Laura
    In this adorable comic, two black girls fall in love as teens. Their families are disgusted and immediately separate them. They go on to live their lives as if their love never happened. They marry. They have children. They have grandchildren. One during church bingo–the same church bingo where they first met– they see each other again. Their love comes rushing back and they have to decide if they will sacrifice the lives they have built to b...
  • Robert S Rodgers
    I loved it. The story is great and heartwarming. The art is fantastic!Romance normally isn't my thing, but I've followed Tee for years and wanted to support her. I'm glad I did.