Be Glad, Not Sad

To close out Gay Pride month, here’s a new bit of whimsy from Tony Isabella & Diego Jourdan Pereira.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Mike Sekowsky from the story “I Need Your Love” in New Romances #16, June 1953.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman in the foreground looks less than pleased as a woman behind her talks. Further in the background is a man.

WOMAN IN BACKGROUND: Don’t be sad, Jackie. You’re not losing a brother. You’re gaining a sister-in-law…who also likes girls!

CAPTION: Love is love!

1953 Art: Mike Sekowsky Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Woman in the foreground looks less than pleased as a woman behind her talks. Further in the background is a man.

WOMAN IN BACKGROUND: Don't be sad, Jackie. You're not losing a brother. You're gaining a sister-in-law...who also likes girls!

CAPTION: Love is love!

1953 Art: Mike Sekowsky Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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Stormy Weather

Hot News

With Monday (June 28) projected to be the hottest day (here in Seattle) in recorded history, I decided to cool off a bit (digitally) and run today’s comic. Given the current heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, even cartoonish rain is welcome.

How hot is it going to be in Seattle? The forecast is for 109 degrees F. That’s six degrees hotter than our record—and it’s still only June!!!

Shelagh and I will be fine. Unlike most Seattleites, we do have AC. But, we’re in the minority here. And it’s going to range from extremely uncomfortable to deadly for some folks in this region.

(Boy, it seemed like an extravagance when we plunked down the money for AC years ago, but it’s been well worth it over the years—especially as temperatures keep rising.)

My thanks to Tony Isabella & Diego Jourdan Pereira for the cooler weather in today’s comic. Now if they—or anyone—can just figure out how to make it cooler in the real world. Seattle may be famous for its weather, but right now we could use more cool, wet relief!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Pencils by John Celardo from the story “Stand-In for Love” in Intimate Love #24, Sept. 1953.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman outside a building, running (or at least hurrying) in the rain. She is wearing either a kerchief or a rain bonnet on her head.

CAPTION: Soaked nearly to the bone, Nancy cursed her naivete. Her cruel sorority sisters had pranked her again. It most definitely was not raining men!

1953 Pencils: John Celardo New Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Woman outside a building, running (or at least hurrying) in the rain. She is wearing either a kerchief or a rain bonnet on her head.

CAPTION: Soaked nearly to the bone, Nancy cursed her naivete. Her cruel sorority sisters had pranked her again. It most definitely was not raining men!

1953 Pencils: John Celardo New Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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Why Cats Don’t Rule the World–Yet

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feline frustration!
The real reason your cat knocks your stuff onto the floor!
Photo: Scopio’s Creative Lab Eveything Else: John Lustig

By and Bi

Original Vintage Art & Text

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

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman #1 is smiling as she gets kissed on the cheek by Woman #2.

WOMAN #1 (singing): I get bi…with a little help from my friends!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
New Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Woman #1 is smiling as she gets kissed on the cheek by Woman #2.

WOMAN #1 (singing): I get bi...with a little help from my friends!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
New Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Going for a Dip?

It’s the first day of summer. I hope you enjoy it!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Summer Always Passes” in First Kiss #13, 1960.

 

 

 

Transcript:

Scene: Man smiling and talking to a younger woman who is sitting in front of a swimming pool. She smiles back.

MAN: ready for a little dip?

WOMAN: Sure! Besides, as dips go, you’re not so little! At least…I hope not!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Scene: Man smiling and talking to a younger woman who is sitting in front of a swimming pool. She smiles back.

MAN: ready for a little dip?

WOMAN: Sure! Besides, as dips go, you're not so little! At least...I hope not!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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