I’m Happy—Okay?

I’m Happy—Okay?

Be happy and have a great New Year, everyone.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Surprise Party” in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

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WOMAN #1: This year I’m going to be happy...no matter what other people say!

WOMAN #2: Great!

WOMAN #1: Y-you think so?

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Surprise Party" in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

Happy Ending

Happy Ending

Goodbye, 2017. In many ways, you were so much worse—but sometimes better—than I could have imagined.

One thing that was always great, though, was all the support from my readers. Thank you for all the encouragement, suggestions and enthusiasm. You folks make all the work worthwhile. See you in 2018!

Art by Jack Keller from the story “Thunder on the Tracks” in TEENAGE HOTRODDER #7, 1964.

 

 

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CAPTIONS: Lies! More Lies! Huge Fires! Hurricanes! Bigotry! Bombings! Mass Shootings! Neo-Nazis! Sexual scandals! Terrorism! Divisive Politics! Collusion!

MAN #1: Wasn't there anything good about 2017!
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Art by Jack Keller from the story "Thunder on the Tracks" in TEENAGE HOTRODDER #7, 1964.

MAN: #2: Yup! It ended!

1964 Art: Jack Keller Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira



Art by Jack Keller from the story "Thunder on the Tracks" in TEENAGE HOTRODDER #7, 1964.

Wait for Sex?

Wait for Sex?

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “A Childish Dream” in FIRST KISS #9, 1959.

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OLDER WOMAN (MOM): in my day, good girls waited to have sex!

YOUNGER WOMAN (DAUGHTER): I waited...30 minutes once! Worst date I ever had!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "A Childish Dream" in FIRST KISS #9, 1959.

Buy Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Buy Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Does He Love Me?” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

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WOMAN WITH GIFTS THAT SHE'S JUST BOUGHT: Please, God! Can I stop shopping now?

1961 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story "Does He Love Me?" in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

Santa Claws Is Coming

Santa Claws Is Coming

Today’s episode is a big departure for Last Kiss. It features all new art and—(Holy Cow!)—an anthropomorphic, talking cat!

The reason? Well, I had this crazy idea for a Christmas cat comic and I really wanted to do it. So I asked the talented Kirsten Wilson to create the art..

I loved her first sample sketch. So I lettered it to show her how the word balloons were going to flow—thinking we were almost done.

Silly me.

Kirsten decided to do some additional poses. So she drew a bunch’a  sketches (see below.) We settled on one and I suggested some minor tweaks. Kirsten quickly turned in her final version and “Santa Claws” was born. Or almost. First I decided to rewrite my gag to better fit the art.

That’s a lotta work for one cat comic. But we hope you enjoy it!

Merry Christmas!

 

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SCENE: On a roof, Santa Claws the cat is walking towards a chimney top---wearing a Santa cap that says "Santa Claws" and carrying a big sack that says "Rat Pack!"

SANTA CLAWS: Have a Cat Christmas! if you’ve been good….to me…I bring you a dead rat!*

*Just kidding! No rodents were harmed to make this comic!

Art: Kirsten Wilson

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