Happy New Year, Everybody!
SCENE: A young woman is packing a suitcase as her mother watches.
DAUGHTER: I’ll make a new start…In a town where my name Isn’t on every bathroom wall!
MOM: Well, that leaves out the entire West Coast!
DAUGHTER: You’re forgetting about Canada! Gosh! M-maybe I could become a Mountie!
MOM: Well, you’re certainly qualified! Nobody’s been mounted more than you!
It’s a tough job, but somebody has to…oh, you know!
WOMAN: I Need to research eight sex scenes by morning…or I’ll blow my deadline! Wanna help?
MAN: Romance writers…gotta love ‘em!
SIGN IN STORE WINDOW: Embrace your passion! Read in bed!
ART: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani
Silliest (and Coolest) Christmas Moment
So I start to unwrap a gift, but then I see that my daughter and her hubby are opening our “big” present to them. It’s a Kindle.
I’m excited because–well, I’m a guy. I love gadgets. And I’ve never actually seen a Kindle. And deep down I have electronic lust.
(Now, I’m too cheap to buy myself hi-tech gadgets. Most of the time. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want ’em.)
“I hope you like it,” I say with hardly a trace of jealousy. “I’m sorta curious about that [Kindle.] I’ve thought about…uh, maybe getting one.”
Everyone just stops and looks at me.
Now I’m confused. Then I look down and see that the gift I’m unwrapping is a Kindle.
Gosh! It’s almost like Santa knew what I wanted!
SCENE: Woman smiling at a man.
WOMAN: Me? innocent? Sure…if that’s what turns you on!
Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani
Merry Christmas–if you celebrate Christmas. And if you don’t–go celebrate something else!
SCENE: Woman lying in bed with her eyes closed in contentment.
WOMAN: Golly, Santa! After that…who wouldn’t be jolly?
TEXT BOX: Merry Christmas!
Before anyone can ask, I’ll confess the obvious. Unlike almost all Last Kiss comics, this piece isn’t a revamp of old romance comic art.
Colorist extraordinaire Allen Freeman penciled and inked this one himself.
And all I can say is–wow!
SCENE: Beautiful, smiling woman wearing a Santa hat and sexy corset and underwear.
WOMAN: Really? You think the hat’s sexy?
WOMAN (again): Wait’ll you see me...in the coat and pants!
Art and color by Allen Freeman