The New Sexretary

I think if you’re office has deep purple walls, it’s a pretty good tip that something funny is going on.

Kissing? Sure, why not?

I mean, you’d have to keep your eyes shut just to keep from going blind or crazy in that room. So you might as well be kissing while you’re in there with your eyes closed!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Office Party” in FIRST KISS #16, 1960.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A brunette opens an office door and discovers a man and a woman (a redhead) kissing inside.

BRUNETTE: Oh, dear! I see you’ve already picked a secretary!

REDHEAD (thinking): I can get paid for this? Cool!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio New Color: Allen Freeman

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SCENE: A brunette opens an office door and discovers a man and a woman (a redhead) kissing inside.

BRUNETTE: Oh, dear! I see you’ve already picked a secretary!

REDHEAD (thinking): I can get paid for this? Cool!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio New Color: Allen Freeman

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A Bad Case of Girl Flu?

This is a sort of sequel to Monday’s comic. Both use art and characters created by the great J.R. Williams in his early 20th century comic strip Out Our Way.

My thanks to Ron Evry and Bruce Simon for permission to use art from their collections of Williams’ work. This one from is from: Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way – Born Thirty Years Too Soon

Comic (circa 1920s-’30s) by J.R. William. Reprinted from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book: Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon. Used with permission.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Boy in bed looking miserable.

OFF-PANEL VOICE #1: What’s wrong with him? Got the flu?

OFF-PANEL VOICE #2: Worse! Suzy said she “likes” him! He’s trying to decide if he likes her back!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

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SCENE: Boy in bed looking miserable.

OFF-PANEL VOICE #1: What’s wrong with him? Got the flu?

OFF-PANEL VOICE #2: Worse! Suzy said she “likes” him! He’s trying to decide if he likes her back!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

ART: Born Thirty Years Too Soon-0068

Suzy’s Dog

Early this year, I ran across several books put together by Bruce Simon and Ron Evry. And I quickly fell in love.

Uh, not with Bruce and Ron—although they’re both great guys—but rather with their books collecting the Out Our Way cartoons of James R. Williams.

The art has fantastic line work. And, despite—or maybe even because of—the antiquated subject matter, I was anxious to see if I could turn some of the art into Last Kiss comics.

My thanks to Bruce and Ron for permission to use panels from their books. This first one is from Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon.

On Wednesday I’ll be running a sequel to today’s Last Kiss gag. In coming weeks, you’ll occasionally see more Williams art here. I hope you enjoy it—as well as Williams original gags.

Comic (circa 1920s-’30s) by J.R. William. Reprinted from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book: Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon. Used with permission.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Two boys in a bedroom. Boy #1 is on the bed, but is peaking out the window. Boy #2 is in bed and trying (without any luck) to sleep.

BOY #1: Suzy’s at her window…looking at me! I hate when girls look at me!

BOY #2: Suzy’s gone! She’s visiting her aunt.* That must be Suzy’s dog.

BOY #1: Her dog? Emily? But…she’s a girl too! It’s a conspiracy! They’re all out to marry me!

CAPTION: *Suzy’s Aunt lives in Girlville!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

ART: Born Thirty Years Too Soon-0146

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SCENE: Two boys in a bedroom. Boy #1 is on the bed, but is peaking out the window. Boy #2 is in bed and trying (without any luck) to sleep.

BOY #1: Suzy’s at her window...looking at me! I hate when girls look at me!

BOY #2: Suzy’s gone! She’s visiting her aunt.* That must be Suzy’s dog.

BOY #1: Her dog? Emily? But...she’s a girl too! It’s a conspiracy! They’re all out to marry me!

CAPTION: *Suzy’s Aunt lives in Girlville!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

ART: Born Thirty Years Too Soon-0146

R.B.G….R.I.P

Nope. Nothing funny about this Last Kiss. Rest in peace, Ruth.

 

 

Transcript:

Heart: March 15, 1933 – Sept. 18, 2020
The Glorious, Notorious RBG

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March 15, 1933 - Sept. 18, 2020
The Glorious, Notorious RBG


Three More Blocks and We Can Get Out of These Clothes

Gag & dry cleaning bill by guest writer Tony Isabella.

Art by George Evans from the Tiger Man story in Rangers Comics #42, Aug. 1948.

 

 

 

Scene:

SCENE: Man (in a military uniform?) carrying a woman in his arms.

MAN: It was my pleasure to carry you over that puddle…but that was seven blocks ago.

WOMAN: Three more blocks and we’ll be at my place…and we can get out of these wet clothes.

MAN: My clothes are completely dry.

WOMAN: I wasn’t talking about you, handsome!

1948 Art: George Evans Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Man (in a military uniform?) carrying a woman in his arms.

MAN: It was my pleasure to carry you over that puddle...but that was seven blocks ago.

WOMAN: Three more blocks and we’ll be at my place...and we can get out of these wet clothes.

MAN: My clothes are completely dry.

WOMAN: I wasn't talking about you, handsome!

1948 Art: George Evans Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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