This is the story of Ted and Melissa.

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Failed relationships equal inspiration. Any soulful musician will tell you that. Boy Hearts Girl is about how I see love. Ted represents guys in general who need to bring the romance back. In today's world of e-cards, e-gifts, and e-everything, we are forgetting what it means to court someone and the excitement it brings.

I first started drawing these characters on my coffee cups from Starbucks. I wanted to do more than just doodle on stained paper cups so I created an Instagram. I quickly realized that I had tapped into a niche category, not just because I was getting a lot of likes and followers, but because the people who liked my work were interacting with me and with each other. I wanted to create some sort of social change, and it's starting to happen.