Menor, Ah Amour

My thanks to Merry Mike Pascale (Last Kiss’s Master of haberdashery) for the addition of the snazzy yarmulke.

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “My Confidence Man” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man wearing a yarmulke, kissing a woman.

WOMAN (thinking): he can light my menorah anytime!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Yarmulke Salesman: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Man wearing a yarmulke, kissing a woman.

WOMAN (thinking): he can light my menorah anytime!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Yarmulke Salesman: Mike Pascale

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Christmas Amnesia

She’s bad at being good, but so good at being bad…

Happy Holidays from me—and Last Kiss artists (and terrific guys) Mike Pascale and Diego Jourdan Pereira.

Art by Bill Ward in “Rapture at Homecoming Time” from DIARY LOVES #8, 1951.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Distraught woman thinking. Christmas tree in background.

WOMAN: I always forget which is better…naughty or nice?

Art: Bill Ward Re-ink & Initial Color: Diego J. Pereira
Christmas Colors & Background: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Distraught woman thinking. Christmas tree in background.

WOMAN: I always forget which is better…naughty or nice?

Art: Bill Ward Re-ink & Initial Color: Diego J. Pereira
Christmas Colors & Background: Mike Pascale

©2014 Last Kiss Inc
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Thanksgiving? Already?!!

One of the things that comes up in meditation (which I’m going to keep doing so I get exceedingly healthy and happy—even if it kills me) is the importance of feeling grateful. And what better time than Thanksgiving to mention some of the people I’m thankful for.

(Warning: If you’re looking for my usual sarcasm, this probably isn’t the post for you.)

Foremost, of course, I’m grateful for my wonderful wife Shelagh Lustig (if you’re going to have a wife, I strongly recommend having a wonderful one) and our amazing wonderkid Caitie Lustig. I’m not going to list my entire family, but I want to mention my sister Lisa Hernandez who has been there for me too many times and too many ways to mention.

I’m also grateful to my friends. But I’m doubly grateful that among those friends are some talented creators who continue to contribute to Last Kiss: Diego Jourdan Pereira, Mike Pascale, Allen Freeman, Kirsten Wilson and the newest member of the group Tony Isabella.

And I’m especially grateful for you readers. (Some of whom comment on GoComics and Facebook and others like “Fine Jams and Jellies since 1982” and Dave Dell, Rex, PKM and others who comment here—sometimes in ways that are funnier than my comics!)

I’m well aware that most people in the creative community say they’re grateful for their fans. But here’s the truth. Very few of us do this primarily for money. (Which is good because there often isn’t much–particularly in comics.) We do it because we love it and support from readers like you helps us keep going.

So Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving!

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “Good Ole Joe” in FIRST KISS #1, 1957.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Pilgrim man talking to a Native American woman.

PILGRIM: Thanksgiving? already?!! But I haven’t done my Christmas shopping yet!

NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN (thinks): Wotta Turkey!

1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani
Artful Alterations & Highbrow Hats: Mike Pascale
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SCENE: Pilgrim man talking to a Native American woman.

PILGRIM: Thanksgiving? already?!! But I haven’t done my Christmas shopping yet!

NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN (thinks): Wotta Turkey!

1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani
Artful Alterations & Highbrow Hats: Mike Pascale
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Today's Comic: Mindless Sex?

Mindless Sex

Today's Comic: Mindless Sex?

I thoroughly enjoyed working on today’s comic with my pal Mike Pascale. Mike approached me years ago about modifying some of my romance art for new Halloween gags. And from that has sprung a fun-filled tradition of working on most holiday gags together—with Mike making the art fit the gag. Thanks, Mike!

Original art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Change of Heart” in FIRST KISS #37, 1964.

 

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SCENE: Woman is dancing with the Headless Horseman.

CAPTION: Darla loved dating the Headless Horseman…at first! He was a great listener! So modest! No swollen head! But soon she had doubts. Even…dread! Would the sex be mindless? Did he give good…bed? Suddenly Darla felt like she was in over her head!

WOMAN (thinking): He hasn’t said a word all night! is it my breath?

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
Mad Modifications & Heady Humor: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Woman is dancing with the Headless Horseman.

CAPTION: Darla loved dating the Headless Horseman...at first! He was a great listener! So modest! No swollen head! But soon she had doubts. Even...dread! Would the sex be mindless? Did he give good…bed? Suddenly Darla felt like she was in over her head!

WOMAN (thinking): He hasn’t said a word all night! is it my breath?



1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
Mad Modifications & Heady Humor: Mike Pascale

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My Labor Day Project

Happy Labor Day! And many thanks to my hard-working pal Mike Pascale for both the help on today’s joke and the additions to the art.

Artist unknown. Art from GREAT LOVER ROMANCE #16, 1954.

 

 

Transcript: 

SCENE: Man wearing a hardhat is kissing the neck of a woman who has her eyes closed.

MAN: My Labor Day project?it’s…you!

WOMAN: Then work me, baby! Work me hard!

1954 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Hard Hat, Hard Laughs & Hard Labor: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Man wearing a hardhat is kissing the neck of a woman who has her eyes closed.

MAN: My Labor Day project?it’s...you!

WOMAN: Then work me, baby! Work me hard!

1954 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Hard Hat, Hard Laughs & Hard Labor: Mike Pascale

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