The Time of His Life

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Art by Lee Elias from the story “My Beloved Doctor” in True Love #51, 1958.


Transcript:

SCENE: Male doctor and female doctor talking.

MALE DOCTOR: Terrible operation! But at least it gave the patient <snort> more time!

FEMALE DOCTOR: Stop it! I say we cut him back open and get my watch!

1958 Art: Lee Elias Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Lee Elias from the story “My Beloved Doctor” in True Love #51, 1958.

 

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Male doctor and female doctor talking.

MALE DOCTOR: Terrible operation! But at least it gave the patient <snort> more time!

FEMALE DOCTOR: Stop it! I say we cut him back open and get my watch!

1958 Art: Lee Elias Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Lee Elias from the story "My Beloved Doctor" in True Love #51, 1958.


It’s Not All Your Fault! Or Is It?

If you don’t like this, don’t blame me. It’s probably your fault.

(Sorry. No original art this time.)

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman standing on a rooftop or a brick bridge.

MAN: I’m not saying it’s all your fault! But we were so happy…before you discovered I was cheating on you!

1957 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk487

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SCENE: Man and woman standing on a rooftop or a brick bridge.

MAN: I’m not saying it’s all your fault! But we were so happy…before you discovered I was cheating on you!

1957 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk487

Comic Lovers

Most of the Last Kisses from my early days at Comics Buyer’s Guide are in black and white. But I did colorize the art sometimes if I used it later on the web. In the early years of the series, I always colored them myself—as I did here.

I think this one turned out okay. But I was rarely completely happy with my own coloring. And it always took me way too long as I’d often experiment and swap out colors over and over again trying to get something I liked.

I got better over the years. But eventually, I hired more experienced colorists—real artists!—such as Allen Freeman, Diego Jourdan and others. I liked their coloring more—and everyone of them could do the job much, much faster than me!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Girl Meets Boy!” in FIRST KISS # 11, 1959.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: Far too often we take them for granted! Our significant others! Our partners for life (we hope) in the trenches of domestic bliss! They put up with our minor peccadilloes…and sometimes even our more outlandish desires!

PANEL 1: Woman and man are inside a home, talking.

MAN: Good news, Darlin’! The comic shop is having a sale! Grab your credit cards and let’s go buy me some four-color masterpieces!

WOMAN: I’m sorry, hon, but…I can’t afford it!

PANEL 2: The couple are still talking. In the foreground are a bunch of books.

MAN: Don’t be silly! Big Al is waiting to take your money! Do you want to break his heart?

WOMAN: Well, I guess I could sell another pint down at the blood bank!

CAPTION: Make it a quart! I need some graphic novels!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio Color by John Lustig

©2002 & 2019 Last Kiss Inc

Art Code: 11.1.5.4-5

↓ Transcript
CAPTION: Far too often we take them for granted! Our significant others! Our partners for life (we hope) in the trenches of domestic bliss! They put up with our minor peccadilloes...and sometimes even our more outlandish desires!

PANEL 1: Woman and man are inside a home, talking.

MAN: Good news, Darlin'! The comic shop is having a sale! Grab your credit cards and let’s go buy me some four-color masterpieces!

WOMAN: I’m sorry, hon, but…I can’t afford it!

PANEL 2: The couple are still talking. In the foreground are a bunch of books.

MAN: Don’t be silly! Big Al is waiting to take your money! Do you want to break his heart?

WOMAN: Well, I guess I could sell another pint down at the blood bank!

CAPTION: Make it a quart! I need some graphic novels!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio Color by John Lustig

©2002 & 2019 Last Kiss Inc

Art Code: 11.1.5.4-5


I Draw Women

Art by Matt Baker & Ray Osrin from the graphic novel IT RHYMES WITH LUST, 1950. Writers Arnold Drake & Leslie Waller.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman cuddling in a car.

WOMAN: I’ve dated powerful men before! But you’re…my first web cartoonist!

MAN: I draw women…like flies! Sexy, sexy flies!

1950 Art: Matt Baker & Ray Osrin Re-Creation: Kirsten Wilson

Art Code: KW.lk17

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Man and woman cuddling in a car.

WOMAN: I’ve dated powerful men before! But you’re...my first web cartoonist!

MAN: I draw women...like flies! Sexy, sexy flies!

1950 Art: Matt Baker & Ray Osrin Re-Creation: Kirsten Wilson

Art Code: KW.lk17

Order the Lobster

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

 

Transcript:

MAN: Since it’s your birthday, I’ll pay for dinner…even if we don’t have sex!

WOMAN IN COCKTAIL DRESS (thinking): Yeah! Like that’ll happen!

1951 Art: Bill Ward Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk189

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MAN: Since it’s your birthday, I’ll pay for dinner...even if we don’t have sex!

WOMAN IN COCKTAIL DRESS (thinking): Yeah! Like that’ll happen!

1951 Art: Bill Ward Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk189