Who Am I Now?

I wasn’t consciously thinking of Kurt Vonnegut’s story “Who Am I This Time?” when I wrote this comic. But afterwards,  I realized I was doubtlessly inspired by the 1982-televised play starring Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken.

I remember being touched (Yes, I’m a softie!) by this story about a hardware clerk (Walken) who’s a powerhouse lover when he’s onstage with his leading lady (Sarandon), but is so shy that he can barely talk to her offstage. It says a lot about the power of theater (and the Arts) to help us be whom we want to be. And it’s romantic as a $5-Valentine—but funnier and less corny.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Party Girl" in FIRST KISS #4, 1958.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Party Girl” in FIRST KISS #4, 1958.

  

Transcript:
SCENE: Woman changing her clothes.

WOMAN: Who’ll I be this time? Good girl? Or Wild Woman? You decide!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Figure Color: Allen Freeman

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↓ Transcript
SCENE: Woman changing her clothes.

WOMAN: Who’ll I be this time? Good girl? Or Wild Woman? You decide!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Figure Color: Allen Freeman

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