Girls' Love Stories #159 (May 1971)
Girls' Love Stories #163 (November 1971)
Here we go again...
Celia and Angela shakin' on it,
also from Roth's "Someone to Love!"
We can conclude from these examples that either Roth really loved drawing hands, or that he found the handshake a simple and powerful way to convey solidarity between characters of different races. Though we can't be sure if this visual shorthand was a conscious effort by Roth, it certainly defines his style in part (not unlike "The Tiny Fists of Mortimer" or the phenomena of "Kirby Krackle") and helps Roth's work stand out as some of the best in the romance comics.