When I got my first  newspaper job, I was not only a reporter. I was also a photographer.

For me, darkroom work was tedious. It took hours. And hours. And sometimes more hours to get things the way I wanted them. (And sometimes not even then!)

Plus, I usually did it in the evening—too busy during the day!—when all I wanted was to go home.

And then there was the time I got chemicals in one of my eyes! Arggh!!!

So I was happy to get out of photography when I started doing comics. Of course, I now spend hours and hours every week working in Photoshop. But, hey! No icky chemicals—so I’m happy!

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” from NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

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SCENE: Woman standing in the doorway of a photography darkroom, staring in shock as a man and woman make out in the darkroom.

WOMAN (thinking): I knew something was developing in the Darkroom! But not this!

1952 Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira