Eye Candy

Wonder Years

Pictures of summer freedom that served as our backgrounds all month.


  • Kathryn July 31st, 2012 11:09 PM

    This month went by insanely fast.

  • Moxx July 31st, 2012 11:09 PM

    Oh my god I love Adrian
    and they are reading the same book and looking at each other from different subway cars crossing each other and they will never know each other but during that moment they saw and oh my god that is strangely so romantic
    Oh my god all of these pictures are so overwhelming
    ~so many feels~

    • Moxx July 31st, 2012 11:10 PM

      Adrian Tomine oops

    • victoria August 1st, 2012 6:42 AM


  • Tyknos93 July 31st, 2012 11:15 PM

    YES MY BIRTHDAY IS IN AUGUST! So excited for what you guys will have up. This month actually had some of my favorite backgrounds.

    Quirks of Blazoning Pens

  • Adrienne July 31st, 2012 11:16 PM

    These backgrounds were so gorgeous this month! I love #11, 13, and all of those golden arches haha.


  • Zilly July 31st, 2012 11:20 PM

    Lil Bow Wow is the best one, FOR SURE! I had such a crush, its ridiculous.

  • ladylaurenia July 31st, 2012 11:51 PM

    If Wionna Ryder came to my bedroom window late at night with two plane tickets demanding I run away with her to Tahiti, I would do it, I swear I would do it.

  • Alex S. July 31st, 2012 11:51 PM

    aw I didn’t even know one of my photos was a background photo for this month, thanks guys.

    Now I’m having the hardest time on whether or not to have that photo of Lil Bow Wow as my new desktop screensaver hmm

    • Yayo August 1st, 2012 3:00 PM

      I must have missed the post with your photos, but I’ve just looked back through them and they’re so gorgeous. Probably one of my favourite albums on Rookie, honestly.

      You’re so talented.

  • AprilC August 1st, 2012 2:05 AM

    beautiful images <3

  • ivoire August 1st, 2012 3:04 AM

    omg its been a month already! wah!

  • Lucille August 1st, 2012 4:51 AM

    Young Leo and Mc’D and all of it, love it!And love that shirt on first photo!


  • saramarit August 1st, 2012 3:28 PM

    yay Todd Hido. I’m sure I saw Rollergirl on here the other day?

  • M.Rose August 1st, 2012 3:52 PM

    Rookie, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
    I can’t there are too many ways. Please marry me and/or come and party at my house.


  • Juli August 1st, 2012 8:20 PM

    Super irrelevant, but there’s, like, a limbo world between images 20 and 21. Just noticed.

    I loved the last one, Adrian Tomine’s, and really could not stop looking at it. I thoroughly enjoy that graphic novel style outside of actual graphic novels.

  • moonflower August 1st, 2012 11:00 PM

    picture 9: can I spot Kim Deal? <3


  • srisha August 3rd, 2012 9:34 AM

    ugh rookie makes me so so happy.
    i burn, i pine, i perish!

  • onewithahippiesmile August 3rd, 2012 11:13 AM

    sweet and inspiring!

  • caro nation August 4th, 2012 11:35 AM

    Because I know you Rookie writers recall all the backgrounds like true preservationists, I think you can help me track down a photo that you MIGHT have used. It’s in black and white, and it has a girl with her eyes closed and her mouth slightly open. I think it might be a still from a movie, because I saw a copy of that film magazine Godard wrote for and it was on the cover…..