Hair Today? Guida Tomorrow!

My thanks to long-time Last Kiss fan Jim Guida for writing this gag. Jim, though, doesn’t claim sole credit for the gag. As Jim puts it:

“…the ‘nose hair’ joke was sort of stolen from an episode of FRIENDS, when Jennifer Aniston is looking at her Dad, as he lies in a hospital bed, and says, ‘Well, I see the nose and ear trimmer I got you was a waste of money.’ ”

Oh, Jim! Professional humorists don’t steal jokes. They borrow and re-interpret them. So, congratulations. You’re now a professional!

Original, Vintage Published Art:

Art by Dick Giordano from Secrets of Young Brides #43, July 1964.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A woman lying face up on the grass reaches up to a man who is looking (tenderly?) at her.

MAN: You know, darling, that nose hair trimmer wasn’t a joke gift.

WOMAN: Oh, my god! I was hoping if I closed my eyes, he would think I was dead and just go away.

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Jim Guida

DJP.lk610

 

↓ Transcript
SCENE: A woman lying face up on the grass reaches up to a man who is looking (tenderly?) at her.

MAN: You know, darling, that nose hair trimmer wasn't a joke gift.

WOMAN: Oh, my god! I was hoping if I closed my eyes, he would think I was dead and just go away.

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Jim Guida

DJP.lk610

Slow & Steady Wins!

Of course, Inauguration Day hasn’t really crawled here at turtle speed. It’s more like drunk, senior citizen, snail speed—filmed in slow motion and with frequent screen freezes.
But now (at last!) it’s here. And I’m glad (almost) beyond words.
I hope this marks the beginning of a better time for all of us—Democrats, Republicans, Independents. All of us.

— — —

More cute turtle pix (and other photos) by Brittney Weng here.

 

 

SCENE:

SCENE: Turtle sitting next to a small American flag on the beach.

TURTLE: Stop complaining! I got here as quickly as I could!

CAPTION: Inauguration Day arrives…at last!

Adapted from a photo by Brittney Weng

brittney-weng-PGZ1BuBAw3E-unsplash short

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Turtle sitting next to a small American flag on the beach.

TURTLE: Stop complaining! I got here as quickly as I could!

CAPTION: Inauguration Day arrives...at last!

Adapted from a photo by Brittney Weng

brittney-weng-PGZ1BuBAw3E-unsplash short

Sex without Love? No way!

Art possibly by Al Avison from True Brides’ Experiences #11, April 1955, Harvey Comics.

I actually used this gag before—back in 2012. But this time I used the dialogue with different art. (See below.) I think it works better this time.
I’d love to pretend that the success of Last Kiss comics is solely dependent on the writing. But having better art really improves most gags!

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman on a beach smiling at each other.

WOMAN: No, I don’t believe in sex without love either! So, uh…I guess we must be in love!

1955 Art: Al Avison? Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

DJP.lk486

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Man and woman on a beach smiling at each other.

WOMAN: No, I don’t believe in sex without love either! So, uh…I guess we must be in love!

1955 Art: Al Avison? Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

DJP.lk486

Martin Luther King Jr. Day–2021

This isn’t one of King’s better known quotes, but—given all the turmoil we’re going through right now—it seemed appropriate. Peace.

Other photos by Pietro De Grandi here.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Photo of the bow of a small boat in the water.

CAPTION: We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. –Martin Luther King Jr.

Adapted from a photo by Pietro De Grandi

pietro-de-grandi-6U4wogjLArk-unsplash_B

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Photo of the bow of a small boat in the water.

CAPTION: We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. --Martin Luther King Jr.

Adapted from a photo by Pietro De Grandi

pietro-de-grandi-6U4wogjLArk-unsplash_B

Break Out the Bubbly

Humor—but never farts—courtesy of Tony Isabella!

Art by Dick Giordano from Secrets of Young Brides #43, July 1964.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman dancing. Around them are globes of light.

WOMAN (thinking): He’s everything I ever wanted in a man. He’s even adorable…when he farts bubbles!

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

DJP.lk611
Secrets of Young Brides 43

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Man and woman dancing. Around them are globes of light.

WOMAN (thinking): He’s everything I ever wanted in a man. He’s even adorable...when he farts bubbles!

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

DJP.lk611
Secrets of Young Brides 43