Uncle Sam Battles On

Happy Fourth of July from me and my frequent co-conspirator in Last Kiss fun Mike Pascale.

Vintage art & text: FK24.3.1.2

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “Honeymoon Continued” in First Kiss #24, Jan. 1962.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Caucasian woman in a medical mask talking to an African American Uncle Sam who has a black eye and a bandage on his cheek. In the background, fireworks going off.

WOMAN: Still battling to make things better?

SAM: Always!

Vintage 1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Master of Modern Miracles: Mike Pascale

24.3.1.2

Original Art:
Caption: Most husbands don’t want their wives to bother their pretty little head about money matters!

MAN (to woman): No, honey, you just let little ol’ me take care of you!

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Caucasian woman in a medical mask talking to an African American Uncle Sam who has a black eye and a bandage on his cheek. In the background, fireworks going off.

WOMAN: Still battling to make things better?

SAM: Always!

Vintage 1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Master of Modern Miracles: Mike Pascale

24.3.1.2


Original Art:
Caption: Most husbands don't want their wives to bother their pretty little head about money matters!

MAN (to woman): No, honey, you just let little ol' me take care of you!

Last Kiss for July 2, 2020

Fourth of July Passion

Last Kiss for July 2, 2020

 

Vintage art & text for July 2, 2020

Art by Art Cappello & Dick Giordano from the story “Love’s Crucible” in FIRST KISS #1.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman running towards a big-finned car.

MAN: I love the Fourth! The flashes of brilliance! The bold, loud bangs!

WOMAN: Yes! And between those bangs we can watch the fireworks!

1957 Art: Art Cappello & Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

1.5.4.1

 

 

 

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Man and woman running towards a big-finned car.

MAN: I love the Fourth! The flashes of brilliance! The bold, loud bangs!

WOMAN: Yes! And between those bangs we can watch the fireworks!

1957 Art: Art Cappello & Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

1.5.4.1


Tribute Comic for Joe Sinnott

Master of Ink–Joe Sinnott

Tribute Comic for Joe Sinnott

Joe Sinnott was one of the last links to Marvel Comics’ glory years of the 1960s. The legendary and much loved artist died last week.

I did this tribute gag years ago for Tim Lasiuta’s book: Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life & Art of Joe Sinnott.

(The print edition is sold out, but you can pick up a digital copy for only $7!)

For a shorter, free and immediate tribute to Sinnott, here’s Mark Evanier’s memorial of Joe.

Vintage art & text

Pencils by Joe Sinnott. Inks by Vince Colletta. From the cover of First Kiss #22, Sept. 1961.

 




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Brush Strokes With Greatness: The Life & Art of Joe Sinnott

Canada! Oh, Canada!

Happy Canada Day—especially to my wife Shelagh who has dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship and maple syrup in her veins!

Vintage art & text.

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story Heartbreaker in FIRST KISS #12, 1960.

 

Transcript:

Scene: Man and woman walking—the woman leading the way—and holding hands. They appear to be in an office party setting.

WOMAN: You’re from Canada? Cool! That’s up by the border isn’t it…near Mexico?

MAN: Eh?

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

Happy Canada Day!

FK12.3.3.3

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Scene: Man and woman walking---the woman leading the way---and holding hands. They appear to be in an office party setting.

WOMAN: You’re from Canada? Cool! That’s up by the border isn’t it…near Mexico?

MAN: Eh?

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

Happy Canada Day!

FK12.3.3.3

Hot Coffee & You

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Love Thief” in First Kiss #37, May 1964.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man with two hot coffees, offering one to another man.

MAN (with coffees): I like my men like my coffee! Hot…with whipped cream and sprinkles!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

FK37.3.8.6

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SCENE: Man with two hot coffees, offering one to another man.

MAN (with coffees): I like my men like my coffee! Hot...with whipped cream and sprinkles!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

FK37.3.8.6