Voices in My Head

 

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “He’s Not Good Enough” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

 

Transcription:

WOMAN: I hear voices in my head! Am I crazy?

MAN: Probably! But maybe you’re just a writer!

1958 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Codes: DJP.lk350 FK5.4.4.5

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “He’s Not Good Enough” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

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WOMAN: I hear voices in my head! Am I crazy?

MAN: Probably! But maybe you’re just a writer!

1958 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Codes: DJP.lk350 FK5.4.4.5

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story "He’s Not Good Enough" in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

John Lustig’s Last Kiss
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Comic Underwear

Behind the Scenes:

Here’s a peek at my creative process this time. Until a few hours before deadline, the comic had a totally different look and more dialogue:

I liked the basic gag. In fact, I thought it might make a good fridge magnet to sell at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con. But I decided the dialogue needed to be snappier. (When it comes to products, the fewer words the better. More dialogue often equals fewer sales.)

So I quickly rewrote the gag. But then I realized that the art—which frankly wasn’t a great fit for the original dialogue—was even more out of sync the with new dialogue. So, I combed through my art inventory and came up with art to replace it.

I think it’s a better fit. But, honestly, I never know for sure…until I hear from readers. Or I sell a big bunch of fridge magnets.   —John Lustig

Original Art for Today’s Comic:

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in New Romances #14, 1952.

 

Transcription:

MAN: I need new underwear for Comic-Con!

WOMAN: Men’s or women’s?

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Artwork code: DJP.lk302

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe. Scanned from the original, black–and-whit art of “Kiss and Run” in New Romances #14, 1952.

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MAN: I need new underwear for Comic-Con!

WOMAN: Men’s or women’s?

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Artwork code: DJP.lk302

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story "Kiss and Run" in New Romances #14, 1952.

The Right to Be Wrong

 

Art by Sid Greene from the story “Betrayal of Love” in Diary Loves #2, 1949. Click image to enlarge.

 

 

 

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MAN (to woman): You have a right to be wrong! You’re a woman! Women are born to be wrong! I like my women wrong!*

Art by Sid Greene from the story “Betrayal of Love” in Diary Loves #2, 1949.

1949 Art: Sid Greene Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
*Dialogue from the 1932 film, One Hour with You

Art Codes: DJP.lk113B & Diary Love2.30.3-7.

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MAN (to woman): You have a right to be wrong! You're a woman! Women are born to be wrong! I like my women wrong!*

Art by Sid Greene from the story "Betrayal of Love" in Diary Loves #2, 1949.

1949 Art: Sid Greene Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
*Dialogue from the 1932 film, One Hour with You

Art Codes: DJP.lk113B & Diary Love2.30.3-7.

John Lustig’s Last Kiss
©2018 Last Kiss Inc

Men?!!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Magic in the Moon” in First Kiss #16, Sept. 1960.

 

 

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WOMAN IN GLASSES (thinking): I hate men! Hate ‘em! Hate ‘em!!! Except…when I love ‘em!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Codes: DJP.lk381 FK16.4.1.1.

Art from Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Magic in the Moon” in First Kiss #16, Sept. 1960.

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WOMAN IN GLASSES (thinking): I hate men! Hate ‘em! Hate ‘em!!! Except...when I love ‘em!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Codes: DJP.lk381 FK16.4.1.1.

Art from Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Magic in the Moon" in First Kiss #16, Sept. 1960.

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Perfect Me

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Spanish Phantasy” in First Kiss #29, 1962.

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN WEARING GLOVES: There! I look perfect! Now all I need is to fix everything else in my life!

1962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Codes: DJP.lk384 FK29.3.2.5

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Spanish Phantasy” in First Kiss #29, 1962. Click image to enlarge.

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WOMAN WEARING GLOVES: There! I look perfect! Now all I need is to fix everything else in my life!

1962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Codes: DJP.lk384 FK29.3.2.5

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Spanish Phantasy" in First Kiss #29, 1962. Click image to enlarge.

John Lustig’s Last Kiss
©2018 Last Kiss Inc