The Heart of Juliet Jones was a American comic strip series created by Stan Drake in 1953.
The strip was a soap opera, following the prototype set by Mary Worth but elevated by Drake’s exceptional artwork. The figure drawing was characterized by Drake’s pioneering use of naturalistic movement and expression, a style he achieved partly through the use of Polaroid photographic reference.
Much of the dramatic tension was realized through the interaction of two dissimilar sisters. Brunette Juliet Jones, the older, was modest, sensible and successful. Buxom blonde Eve Jones was flirty, flighty, and in and out of trouble. Their elderly father, a decent but dull man easily swayed by both of his daughters, also played a leading role.
Drake received the National Cartoonists Society’s Story Comic Strip Award in 1968, 1970 and 1972. Drake left the strip in 1989, and it was continued by Frank Bolle from 1982 through New Year’s Day 2001.
256 pages/strips Heart of Juliet Jones 1953
301 pages/strips Heart of Juliet Jones 1954
343 pages/strips Heart of Juliet Jones 1956
365 pages/strips Heart of Juliet Jones 1957
30 strips 1955
13 strips 1959
15 strips 1960
19 strips 1961
6 strips 1962
6 strips 1963
11 strips 1964
21 strips 1965
27 strips 1966
36 strips 1967
11 strips 1968