Home on the Strange

Many thanks to Ron Evry and Bruce Simon for permission to use art from one of their fine collections of J.R. Williams’ comics:  Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way – The Poetry of J. R. Williams

Original Art

 

 

Transcript:

Scene: Two cowboys riding their horses slowly by a pond. In the background two rabbits run in a field.

COWBOY #1 (sings): Home, home on the range! where the west is wild! and the sex is strange! Oh, if I had brains,I’d come home from the range…and sing soprano after a sex change!

COWBOY #2 (thinks): *

RABBIT #1 (thinks): **

CAPTION: *Thank God I’m too deaf to hear any of this!

CAPTION: **Run away! Run away!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’sbook:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: The Poetry of J.R. Williams

The Poetry of J.R. Williams-0038

↓ Transcript
Scene: Two cowboys riding their horses slowly by a pond. In the background two rabbits run in a field.

COWBOY #1 (sings): Home, home on the range! where the west is wild! and the sex is strange! Oh, if I had brains,I’d come home from the range...and sing soprano after a sex change!

COWBOY #2 (thinks): *

RABBIT #1 (thinks): **

CAPTION: *Thank God I’m too deaf to hear any of this!

CAPTION: **Run away! Run away!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’sbook:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: The Poetry of J.R. Williams

The Poetry of J.R. Williams-0038


Black Friday

Pencils by Dick Giordano (with inks by either Giordano or Vince Colletta) from the story “Letter from Long Ago” in FIRST KISS #6, 1958.

 

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN (talking to a man): My job? I’m a shopping consultant! I tell men what I like…and they buy it for me!

1958 Art: Dick Giordano & maybe Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman

Happy Black Friday
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WOMAN (talking to a man): My job? I’m a shopping consultant! I tell men what I like…and they buy it for me!

1958 Art: Dick Giordano & maybe Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman

Happy Black Friday
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Let’s Talk Turkey

The holidays are always tough. But this year’s Thanksgiving is a real turkey.
Many of us will be separated from family and friends. And that leaves a void no amount of stuffing can fill.
But I hope you’ll still be able to enjoy the day. More than that, I hope you experience hope and feel the love that the people in your life—whether they’re near or far—feel for you.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thankful That I’m Not a (Real) Turkey,
John Lustig

 

 

 

Transcript:

Turkey: So… you’re stressed about Thanksgiving this year? Golly! Me too! Maybe we can form a support group…after dinner!

Photo: Jon Sailer Text: John Lustig

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Turkey: So... you’re stressed about Thanksgiving this year? Golly! Me too! Maybe we can form a support group...after dinner!

Photo: Jon Sailer Text: John Lustig



Breast Thanksgiving Ever!

I’ll be posting a new Thanksgiving comic tomorrow. But today’s comic is a golden oldie from the ancient past—of 2014. Mike Pascale and I have teamed up on a lot of holiday gags over the years. This is one of my favorites.

 

Original Art & Dialogue

Artist Unknown. From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25, 1962

 

 

SCENE: Pilgrim man talking to a Pilgrim woman who has her hand over her face in disbelief at what he’s saying.

PILGRIM MAN: But…you said to “grab a breast!”

PILGRIM WOMAN: I meant the turkey’s…not my sister’s!

1962 Artist Unknown Pilgrim Cosplay: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Pilgrim man talking to a Pilgrim woman who has her hand over her face in disbelief at what he's saying.

PILGRIM MAN: But...you said to "grab a breast!"

PILGRIM WOMAN: I meant the Turkey's...not my sister's!

1962 Artist Unknown Pilgrim Cosplay: Mike Pascale

25.1.4.1

Hounded

Many thanks to Bruce Simon for permission to use art from his fine collection of early 20th Century dog cartoons: The Lady Who Used to Feed Him Moved Away: and other incredibly sad dog cartoons.*

Yes, they really are—incredibly sad dog comics. But they’re good & sad. (Or sad and good.) And they’re by some of the masters of that era’s cartoonists: J.R. Williams, Clare Briggs, H.T. Webster, and Edwina Dumm.

I’m hoping that someday Bruce will come out with a companion book: The Cat Ignored Them; and more tales of feline indifference.

*By the way, the book is listed on Amazon incorrectly by the title: The Lady Who Used to Feed Her Moved Away: and more unberarably sad dog cartoons

Original Art:

Art by H.T. Webster

 

↓ Transcript
Many thanks to Bruce Simon for permission to use art from his fine collection of early 20th Century dog cartoons:

The Lady Who Used to Feed Her Moved Away: and more unberarably sad dog cartoons

(Listed incorrectly by the title:

The Lady Who Used to Feed Her Moved Away: and more unberarably sad dog cartoons