Invisible Love

I love Invisible Man gags. Next Halloween, though, I’m hoping that Mike Pascale and I come up with an Invisible Woman gag. Finding the right art—a woman wearing a hat (preferably a very ostentatious hat)—would be a good start.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Artist unknown. From the story “The Trouble with Love” in Thrilling Romances #20, 1952. Click link to read the entire vintage comic for free.

Transcript:

CAPTION: At first Lilly Luvlush thought The Invisible Man was cool–really outta sight! But then she had to face it. Something was missing! And soon…she couldn’t stand the sight of him!

WOMAN: It’s over! You’re never there for me! Frankly, I don’t know what I ever saw in you!

1952 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Dialogue & Special Effects: Mike (The Eraser) Pascale
Lettering & Extra Sarcasm: John (The Lover) Lustig

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CAPTION: At first Lilly Luvlush thought The Invisible Man was cool--really outta sight! But then she had to face it. Something was missing! And soon...she couldn’t stand the sight of him!

WOMAN: It’s over! You’re never there for me! Frankly, I don’t know what I ever saw in you!

1952 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Dialogue & Special Effects: Mike (The Eraser) Pascale
Lettering & Extra Sarcasm: John (The Lover) Lustig

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You Can Never Be Too Thin

Today’s Last Kiss photo comic is adapted from a photo by Sabina Music Rich on Unsplash.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Photo of a screaming skeleton in an open grave.

SKELETON: Noooo! It can’t be Halloween already! I don’t have anything to wear! Nothing fits since I went on this starvation diet! But…Tell me the truth! Do I need to lose more weight?

Adapted from a photo by Sabina Music Rich on Unsplash.
Dialogue & Lettering: John Lustig

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SCENE: Photo of a screaming skeleton in an open grave.

SKELETON: Noooo! It can’t be Halloween already! I don’t have anything to wear! Nothing fits since I went on this starvation diet! But...Tell me the truth! Do I need to lose more weight?

Adapted from a photo by Sabina Music Rich on Unsplash.
Dialogue & Lettering: John Lustig

Outta Brains? Outta Luck!

Don’t be brainless. Get vaccinated!

Zombie art transformation by  Mike (the Drawing Dread) Pascale.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “To Stella with Love” from FIRST KISS #3, 1958. Click on link to read the original vintage comic book for free.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A woman looking back in surprise at a zombie.

WOMAN: Oh no! Fred, Why didn’t you get vaccinated?

ZOMBIE: i didn’t have any BRAAAINS!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Zombification: Mike Pascale
Verbosity: the very vaccinated John Lustig

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SCENE: A woman looking back in surprise at a zombie.

WOMAN: Oh no! Fred, Why didn’t you get vaccinated?

ZOMBIE: i didn’t have any BRAAAINS!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Zombification: Mike Pascale
Verbosity: the very vaccinated John Lustig

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He’s Green with Jealousy

I think my title for Tony Isabella‘s gag about lizard romance is okay. But I came up with so many others that I sorta lost perspective. My second favorite was:

Jealousy (and Coke)—it’s the Real Thing!

—John

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta from the story “The Day Manhattan Died!” in Gorgo #8, Aug. 1962. Click link to read the entire vintage comic for free.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: In one paw, Gorgo is angrily holding a snarling polar bear. Below them on the snow or ice is a very upset young woman who is looking up and calling out to Gorgo.

CAPTION: Bonnie was terrified! She never realized how jealous her big beau could become!

WOMAN: No, sweetie, no! We were just having a Coke! He’s just a friend!

1962 Art: Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta
Restoration: John Lustig Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: In one paw, Gorgo is angrily holding a snarling polar bear. Below them on the snow or ice is a very upset young woman who is looking up and calling out to Gorgo.

CAPTION: Bonnie was terrified! She never realized how jealous her big beau could become!

WOMAN: No, sweetie, no! We were just having a Coke! He’s just a friend!

1962 Art: Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta
Restoration: John Lustig Writer: Tony Isabella

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Horny Halloween

I’m always glad when I can come up with a gag featuring the fabulous Felina Vie. Photo by the allusive Allen Freeman!

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Felina Vie is on her stomach on a bed. She has antlers on her head. She also has very frizzy red hair that has been teased up high into her antlers.

FELINA: Come on, Lustig! This Halloween let’s be classy! No jokes about me being “horny.” No lame puns. I refuse to fawn over you. Doe us proud and…and..Oh, deer! You’re turning this into a stupid stag party joke, aren’t you?

Text ©2021 Last Kiss Inc. Photo: ©2021 Allen Freeman

Model: Felina Vie
Photo: Allen Freeman
Writer: John Lustig

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SCENE: Felina Vie is on her stomach on a bed. She has antlers on her head. She also has very frizzy red hair that has been teased up high into her antlers.

FELINA: Come on, Lustig! This Halloween let’s be classy! No jokes about me being “horny.” No lame puns. I refuse to fawn over you. Doe us proud and…and..Oh, deer! You’re turning this into a stupid stag party joke, aren’t you?

Text ©2021 Last Kiss Inc. Photo: ©2021 Allen Freeman

Model: Felina Vie
Photo: Allen Freeman
Writer: John Lustig

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