Bucky Fixes the TV

Art by Lou Fine from SMASH #30, 1942.

Art by Lou Fine from SMASH #30, 1942. It’s Always Bucky™

Transcript:

BUCKY: Sure we could read the instructions! But I’ve got a hammer! Let’s see what happens!

1942 Art: Lou Fine Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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BUCKY: Sure we could read the instructions! But I’ve got a hammer! Let’s see what happens!

1942 Art: Lou Fine Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Bucky’s Up for Chuck

Art by Reed Crandall from SMASH #24, 1941.

Art by Reed Crandall from SMASH #24, 1941.

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SCENE: Bucky is smiling in front of a roller coaster.

BUCKY: Watta great day! Dad and I ate chili dogs…twice! Once just before the roller- coaster! And then later…after we finished barfing!

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

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It’s Always Bucky™

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SCENE: Bucky is smiling in front of a roller coaster.

BUCKY: Watta great day! Dad and I ate chili dogs...twice! Once just before the roller- coaster! And then later...after we finished barfing!

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

Life According to Bucky

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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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Thankful for a Friend

(Left to right) Jack Enyart , John Lustig, Shelagh Lustig, Kay Enyart during a meal in L.A. last year.

I recently learned that my pal and sometimes co-conspirator in silliness Jack Enyart died. He passed away from pancreatic cancer on Oct. 13.

A writer, artist and occasional actor-performer, Jack had a long career in comics (Disney, Warner-DC, Marvel); cartooning (Penthouse, Playgirl among others) and animation (DuckTales, Fraggle Rock and many others.)

I’d known Jack for a dozen or more years and for the last several I’d gotten to know him better because we had been working—on and off—on a pet project that we were hoping to turn into an animated series, It’s Always Bucky. As an offshoot of that project, red-headed Bucky had numerous appearances in Last Kiss comics.

Jack and I came close to getting an animated deal a couple of times, but after awhile the project became secondary to me. What was more important was the pleasure of working with Jack and getting to know him better.

Jack was—for lack of a better term—a character. Charming, quick-witted, always upbeat and very funny. I will miss him and his stories!

If you’re interested in knowing more, there’s a nice remembrance of Jack on Mark Evanier’s site. Plus here a link to a great video interview with Jack.

 

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SCENE: Bucky smiles. In the background we see his dog—and a lot of broccoli.

BUCKY: I’m thankful for the people who love me…Mom, dad and my dog! I know my dog loves me…’cause he always eats my broccoli!

1942 Art: Lou Fine Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
In Loving Memory of Jack Enyart,
Bucky’s Alter Ego & Co-creator
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SCENE: Bucky smiles. In the background we see his dog---and a lot of broccoli.

BUCKY: I’m thankful for the people who love me...Mom, dad and my dog! I know my dog loves me...’cause he always eats my broccoli!

1942 Art: Lou Fine Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
In Loving Memory of Jack Enyart,
Bucky’s Alter Ego & Co-creator
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Santa Smooching

A Last Kiss on a Tuesday?
Yup. I’m celebrating the holidays by running new comics every day through Christmas. I hope you enjoy the extra kisses!

My thanks to Mirthful Mike Pascale for today’s gag and revamping Diego’s art to give it a Christmas theme!

Art by Lou Fine from SMASH #26, 1941.

 

Transcript:

BUCKY: I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus! And the milkman…the mailman…the maid…

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1941 Art: Lou Fine Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Holiday Hilarity & Milk Deliveries: Mike Pascale

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Art by Lou Fine from SMASH #26, 1941.

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BUCKY: I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus! And the milkman...the mailman...the maid…

It’s Always Bucky™

1941 Art: Lou Fine Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Holiday Hilarity & Milk Deliveries: Mike Pascale

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Art by Lou Fine from SMASH #26, 1941.