A History of Agony Aunts on BBC Four

I was asked to design some retro-style comics strips and title cards for Sex, Lies, and Love Bites: The Agony Aunt Story, an hour-long documentary about the history of agony aunts presented by Philippa Perry. It aired on the 10th of March on BBC4! You can catch repeats of it if you’re a night owl.

I illustrated real agony aunt letters, going as far back as the 1700s (all of them being surprisingly current sets of problems) . Here are a few of them:

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