No Exploding Gifts — Maybe!

Oddly enough, in my family comic books were considered doomsday devices (or at least bad literature) so I never received any as Christmas or birthday gifts. I did get a chemistry set once, though. I was so disappointed that I never figured out how to blow up anything.

Hmm. Come to think of it, I guess comic books are more dangerous. I’m still hooked on them.

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PANEL 1
SCENE: A man and a woman are sitting on the grass. The man looks troubled. The woman reaches out in concern and touches his arm.

MAN: Gosh! The kids want a Lil’ Genius Lab Kit, but we’re still recovering from their last nuclear meltdown!

WOMAN: Let’s give them comics instead!

PANEL 2
SCENE: The man is standing, facing away and looking towards the background. The woman remains sitting.

MAN: Perfect! Comics are cheaper than doomsday devices! And they’re almost as educational!

WOMAN: Heavens, yes! I learned a lot from those "adult" comics you hid under the bed!

CAPTION: Comics: Smart reading for junior delinquents of all ages!

I Believe in Santa

Yes, I believe in Santa. Also the Tooth Fairy. And, of course, the more elusive and less well-publicized Hair Fairy (You owe me a ton of money, buster!)

Have Yourself A Mistletoe Christmas

You can never have enough mistletoe…

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SCENE: A smiling woman fantasizes about kissing a man (we see her envisioning the kiss in a thought balloon over her head.)

WOMAN: Really? I’m under the mistletoe? I had no idea!


The Santa Conspiracy

I know I just ran a comic the other day about Fox News. (Or rather Foxy News.) But don’t worry. I’m not going to make a habit of this..

Last Kiss will always be more about wacky relationships and absurd lust than topical events and celebrities. (Hmm. If I did a Tiger Woods gag I could have both. No. No. Must resist.)

But every once in awhile I do have an opinion and occasionally it escapes into my work.

And, yes, I have a very, very low opinion of Fox News. But, I have a pretty low opinion of most TV news. I’m a former newspaper reporter. And the only way most underpaid newspaper reporters can get through the day is by telling themselves that TV reporters are overpaid bums who just report headlines, stand in front of car crashes and smile.

Of course, this is an incredibly broad over-generalization. In fact, it’s like something you’d hear on a 24-hour news broadcast…that fills its time with opinions, sensationalism and fluff.

I know…I’m ranting. Sorry. Next week we’re back to just funny. No axes will be ground. No soap boxes will be mounted. In the meantime, if you want a soap box of your own–leave a comment!

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FEMALE TV REPORTER: Is Santa a socialist? Is Obama behind these holiday handouts? Details tonight on Fox News!