Fireworks in Your Mind

Fireworks in Your Mind

Many thanks to talented Mike Pascale for the fireworks/special effect in today’s comic. Mike will be back Friday with more fireworks and a new Fourth of July gag.

Original art by Vince Colletta from the story "Rich Girl, Poor Guy" in BRIDES IN LOVE #14, 1959.

Original art by Vince Colletta from the story “Rich Girl, Poor Guy” in BRIDES IN LOVE #14, 1959.

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SCENE: A man and a woman kissing while fireworks go off in the background.

MAN (thinking): Some fireworks are best with your eyes closed!

Art: Vince Colletta Restoration: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Fireworks, Fab Color & Fun: Mike Pascale

Instant (Almost) Gay Marriage

Instant (Almost) Gay Marriage

Back in 2007, this comic ran in The Seattle Timesaccidentally.

And my new editor was not pleased.

I’d been hired as a weekly cartoonist for the paper, but when my new editor took over she wasn’t paying much (if any) attention to Last Kiss. Consequently, someone at the paper grabbed this comic (from my original presentation portfolio) and it ran big as life in the Sunday Times.

Suddenly, my editor (and her boss) were paying a lot of attention to Last Kiss. I was called in and told to never do another gay-themed comic again.

Eight years later, gay marriage is for real. (Oooh, I predicted it. I’m a genius!)

And The Seattle Times ran an editorial this weekend in favor of the Supreme Court decision that made it possible

To quote George Takei, “Ohhh, myyyy!” How times have changed!

Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story "The Hearty Welcomers" in FRANK MERRYWELL AT YALE #1, 1955.

Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “The Hearty Welcomers” in FRANK MERRYWELL AT YALE #1, 1955.

 

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SCENE: Two college guys racing towards a bed.

GUY #1: This is gonna be the greatest honeymoon I've ever had!

GUY #2: Hot dog! And to think...15 minutes ago I didn't even know I was gay!

Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

©2009 Last Kiss Inc

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Safe at Home

Safe at Home

Today’s comic is for my own baseball-loving, redhead at home: Shelagh.

Art by Bill Ward from the story "Rapture at Homecoming Time" from DIARY LOVES #8, 1951.

Art by Bill Ward from the story “Rapture at Homecoming Time” from DIARY LOVES #8, 1951.

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SCENE: Blonde woman talking to a man who's dressed as a baseball player.

WOMAN: I’m throwing myself at you! Easy score! Why aren’t you swinging?

BASEBALL PLAYER: I was traded to a redhead at home!
Art: Bill Ward Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
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Almost Not Pregnant

Almost Not Pregnant

Art by Alex Toth & Mike Peppe from the story "Murder Mansion" in ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS #5, 1952.

Art by Alex Toth & Mike Peppe from the story “Murder Mansion” in ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS #5, 1952.

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STARTLED WOMAN: Pregnant? But, Doctor…that’s impossible! I’m almost a virgin!
Art: Alex Toth & Mike Peppe Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
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Orgasms? Natural Or…

Orgasms? Natural Or…

Man made or “natural”—I’m for them!

Art by John Celardo from the story "Day of Reckoning" from ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS #5, 1952.

Art by John Celardo from the story “Day of Reckoning” from ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS #5, 1952.

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MAN (who is vaguely dressed like a scientist): Female orgasms are like global warming! I don’t believe they’re man made!

Art: John Celardo Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
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