The Heart of Juliet Jones was created in 1953 as competition to I, the leading soap-opera strip of the time. It is the collaboration of artist Stan Drake and writer Eliot Caplin, who won the Best Story Strip award by the National Cartoonists Society in 1969, 1970 and 1972.
The strip’s major characters experience romance, heartbreak and drama in the small town of Devon. Protagonist Juliet Jones is a smart, attractive, conservative woman in her 30s whose unmarried status attracts both wanted and unwanted romantic situations. She lives with her younger sister, Eve, an impulsive vivacious woman in her 20s. Sharing their modest yet comfortable home is their beloved father, Pop.