Lustig on YouTube
See an extended
interview with John Lustig about Last Kiss, his
career at Disney and the creative process.
Some people are born to be outrageous - or at
least they¹re drawn that way! This mom is surely
one of them. Clearly, she¹s a strong, opinionated
character. And she deserves a name with pizzazz!
But what should it be? Last Kiss creator John Lustig
asked for help. And fans came up with some fascinating
suggestions. But the grand prize went to Torsten
Adair who came up with both a winning name (Gertrude
P. Thornsucker) and a truly bizarre biography for
Gertrude and her whole family!
by Christopher Martin
Fan Christopher Martin put together this fun
movie using some First Kiss artwork. (1.4M MOV
Last Kiss in The Seattle
John Lustig - Video
Has Last Kiss creator John Lustig gone Hollywood?
Well, not quite. But the nice folks at www.broacastmytalent.com
did a video
interview with John at the 2007 New York Comicon.
Also on the video is an interview with talented
cartoonist/writer Kyle Baker.
Martha Stewtart -
Listen to a dramatization of the Last Kiss comic
book story "Martha Stewtart...Domestic Superhero"
in a Feb.
8, 2007 podcast by the Twomorrows Players. (Also
on the podcast are interviews with Last Kiss creators
and Bone's Jeff Smith.) For extra fun, read the
comic book story
that inspired the play!
Cool Contests &
Twisted Reader Tales!
Last Kiss readers are a talented bunch. See all
the great stories
they've created! And read the winning
entries in the current and recent Last Kiss writing contests!
Somewhere in Nowhere
In addition to Last Kiss, John Lustig writes
Disney comic books. Lustig's Donald Duck story "Somewhere
in Nowhere" is notable because he collaborated
on it with Disney comics legend Carl Barks. Learn
a bit about how the story
was created and read the never-before-revealed
"director's cut" of the plot.
Laughing with Laura
for a 10-year-old girl may seem out of place on
a site that specializes in humor. But Laura Lustig
had a gift for making people happy and the
story of her short life is a remarkable achievement
of love and laugher.
Special Last Kiss Comic Strips
These Last Kiss comic strips aren't part of my regular
Seattle Times series. Enjoy some extra smooches!
Last Kiss #1-4
Love gone wacko, Martha Stewart
parodies, prison lust, a Gilligan's
so much more! It's all here
in the Last
Kiss comic books.
Goofy Romance Comics from the Past!
Why DeCarlo isn't in Last Kiss
was supposed to be the guest artist in Last Kiss
#3. Unfortunately, Dan died Dec. 19, 2001. Dan's
death, however, is not the reason he didn't draw
a story for Last Kiss #3. Weeks before his death
(and the day before he was going to draw "I'm
Marrying...Who?") Dan reluctantly withdrew
from the project. Why? Therein lies a bizarre
tale of legal logic.
When Dan DeCarlo wasn't able to draw "I'm
Marrying...Who?", veteran artist Ernie Colon
came to the rescue with a magnificently loony version
of the story. It's quite different from the version
Dan planned to draw. How different? And how do we
know it's different? Find
Martha Stewtart... Domestic Superhero!
"Martha Stewtart... Domestic Superhero!"
Is Martha Stewart a mutant? Maybe not, but this Stewart
inspired parody was one of the most popular stories
from the now out-of-print Last Kiss #1. Color by
A Winsome Smile
look at John Lustig’s first attempt at turning
an old Charlton story into a zany Last Kiss masterpiece.
The Last Kiss version of this story first appeared
in the January 2, 1998 issue of Comics Buyer's Guide
and was reprinted three years later in the first
issue of the Last Kiss comic book. Prior to this
story Lustig had only been doing single-panel Last