Selling Himself Short

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “My Confidence Man” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958. Click image to enlarge.

↓ Transcript
MAN: I’m short!

WOMAN: Tall enough for me!

MAN: I’m short on money too!

WOMAN: I have enough for both of us!

MAN: I’m also short in, uh...other ways!

WOMAN: Not enough you? Some women don’t care!

WOMAN: I hope you meet one of ‘em!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira



  1. “What? I was talking to my left fist. I named it ‘Rita’ after that Beatles song. Wait…you don’t think I meant you, do you?”


    “Oh Sweetie. Those aren’t his piles of money behind you. They’re just his piles. Think you could talk him into putting his boxers back on? Or at least get him to turn around?”

    “So he’s your uncle and your pimp?”


    “Wow. He must have passed Go a hundred thousand times to get that much Monopoly money.”


    “Huh. You think he could spare a couple of those C Notes to get some better curtains.”

    “Huh. You think he could spare a couple of those C Notes to get you some bigger boobs.”


    “Oh Darling! It’s not important that he’s rich and I’m poor! What matters is who else is he going to find willing to take his priggy, frigid neice off his hands?”


    “Oh no Honey. I’m sleeping with Uncle George to get his money. I’m sleeping with you for the laughs.”

  2. I’m a little short but I can lick my eyebrows.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *