Enter the Last Kiss Couple Up Contest.
The caption contest for lovers!
Funny lovers! Romantic lovers!
And, of course, comic lovers!
It’s only one panel of art, but that’s part of the challenge. Can you use Salicrup’s caption (featuring a robot spouse) as a starting point and write hilarious dialogue short enough to fit into just a single panel?
This is the first in a series of quarterly Couple-Up celebrity writing contests planned by Last Kiss creator John Lustig.
“For years, I’ve been taking old comic art and adding wacky dialogue to create Last Kiss webcomics,” explained Lustig. “I decided to give fans a chance to do the same. And, to make it even more fun, we’ll have different comics pros and celebrities writing opening captions for each contest.”
Comics pros who will be contributing to future contests include Roy Thomas (Conan the Barbarian), Tom DeFalco (Spider-Man), William Van Horn (Donald Duck), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and Andrew Pepoy (Katie Keen.)
Co-hosted by Universal Uclick’s GoComics, the contest launches Feb. 6 on the Last Kiss Facebook page http://on.fb.me/WpWAEd through Feb. 24, 10 p.m. PST.
Prizes include getting your dialogue made into a Last Kiss comic; lots of fawning attention when the comic is posted Feb. 27; a signed, high-quality print of your comic; and Last Kiss merchandise.
Guest writer Jim Salicrup’s career includes 20 years at Marvel Comics writing and editing classic superheroes (The Uncanny X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Avengers, etc) as well as stints as editor-in-chief at Topps Comics and Senior Writer/Editor at Stan Lee Media.
He is now editor-in-chief at graphic novel publisher, Papercutz, where he’s overseen the publication of Classics Illustrated, Hardy Boys, Tales from the Crypt, The Three Stooges—and many more.
Using old romance art with funny new dialog, John Lustig’s Last Kiss comic started as a regular feature Comics Buyer’s Guide and went on to become a comic book mini-series, a popular webcomic and the basis for a growing and vast line of internationally licensed merchandise.
Since the late 1980’s, he’s also been creating classic Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics for American and European Disney licensees. His current Disney project is to take partially completed stories by Disney Legend Carl Barks and turn them into full scripts for Egmont Creative.
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