I Can See Clearly Now…

Happy New Year!

Shelagh made this joke when she saw her ophthalmologist recently. I’m not above “borrowing” a joke from my wife. But if I’m the only cartoonist to make a 20/20 vision joke I will be pleasantly shocked. But what the heck. I still had fun doing this.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio in the story “Teach Me, My Love” in FIRST KISS #29, 1962.

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Scene: Man has removed a woman's eyeglasses and is staring into her eyes.

MAN: Ditch those 2019 blinders! It’s 2020! And we’ve all got 20/20 vision!

WOMAN (thinking): At last I can see...he’s an idiot!

1962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Idea by the beautifully bespeckled Shelagh Lustig

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How to Celebrate 2020

Happy New Year—however you’re dressed. Or not dressed.

Art by Dick Giordano for Brides in Love #40, Feb. 1964.

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SCENE: An apparently naked, red-headed woman at a party with a man.

WOMAN: Happy Nude Year!

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Someday Somehow Someway

Art by Lee Elias for Hi-School Romance #23 – Oct. 1953.

 

 

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SCENE: A woman is crying in the background as another woman and a man sit and kiss on the grass in the foreground.

CRYING WOMAN (thinking): I’ll never give up on my dream! Someday I’ll be in the fore-ground…of a Last Kiss cartoon!

1953 Art: Lee Elias Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: A woman is crying in the background as another woman and a man sit and kiss on the grass in the foreground.

CRYING WOMAN (thinking): I’ll never give up on my dream! Someday I’ll be in the fore-ground...of a Last Kiss cartoon!

1953 Art: Lee Elias Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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The Season’s Bare Essentials

Underwear or not, I hope your holidays are happy, safe and warm!
(My thanks to Allen Freeman and Felina Vie for the fun photo.)

 

 

 

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SCENE: Felina Vie in a sexy Santa costume sits on a sleigh.

FELINA: I’m so excited! I got underwear for Christmas!

Model: Felina Vie Photo: Allen Freeman

Text ©2019 Last Kiss Inc. Photo: ©2019 Allen Freeman

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SCENE: Felina Vie in a sexy Santa costume sits on a sleigh.

FELINA: I'm so excited! I got underwear for Christmas!

Model: Felina Vie Photo: Allen Freeman

Text ©2019 Last Kiss Inc. Photo: ©2019 Allen Freeman

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Kissing Santa

Art by Reed Crandall from “The Ray” in Smash #24, 1941.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Bucky is standing near the Christmas tree singing.

BUCKY (Singing): I saw Daddy kissing Santa Claus!

©2019 Last Kiss Inc
Bucky created by Jack Enyart & John Lustig

It’s Always Bucky™

1941 Foreground Art: Reed Crandall Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Bucky is standing near the Christmas tree singing.

BUCKY (Singing): I saw Daddy kissing Santa Claus!

©2019 Last Kiss Inc
Bucky created by Jack Enyart & John Lustig

It’s Always Bucky™

1941 Foreground Art: Reed Crandall Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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