Not Bad for a Girl

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

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MAN (to Woman): Not bad...for a girl! You’re almost as pretty as me!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira



Art by John Tartaglione from the story "The Sea Green Eyes!" in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.


  1. “Say it again! This time I’ll try not to laugh!”

    “They’re not really sea green as much as they are emerald greens with cataracts.”

    “Say it again! But first tell me if the lymph nodes in my neck are swollen!”

    Play it cool girl. Don’t let this one get away. After all, Ralph’s pulling in poetry money girlfriend. Poetry money.

    “Say it again! Nothing gets me hotter than being compared to a long, slow death by asphyxiation!”

    “I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical…”
    “Yeah, 2017 was a b!%$# on wheels, wasn’t it?”

    • This was one of your best set or riffs, Jam. Very funny. “Poetry money” is my new catch phrase!

  2. HA! Yeah, poetry money. Big bucks there.

    I love it that they’re at a mountain lake setting and he’s rhapsodizing about the ocean.

    As Sheldon Cooper would say, “Release the Kraken!”

    • And, when they’re at the ocean, he…well, no. By then she probably drowns him—or should!

      (By the way, in the original story, he totally lets “Poetry Money” and mass adulation go this head and acts like a complete dick to his girlfriend/literary agent. So she really should “Release the Kraken!”

  3. Fine jams and Dave, you both crack me up! Lustig, I love your work.

    • Thanks, Destini. And I totally agree about Jam and Dave. Witty stuff!


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