The Gift of the Magi 2021

A toothy tale of holiday, rom-com lust from Tony Isabella & Diego Jourdan Pereira!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Vintage art & text

Art from the story “The Toast of the ‘Golden Nugget’ ” in Western Love Trails #9, 1950. King Ward might be the artist. To read the entire story and issue, click link.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A woman holding a comb with her hands clasped at the side of her face/chin.

CAPTION: The Gift of the Magi 2021

WOMAN (thinking): Henry selling his prized watch to buy me this comb was weirdly cute. I won’t sell my hair to get him a new watch…but I’ll show him a real good time! That’s sort of the same thing.

1950 Art: King Ward? Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: A woman holding a comb with her hands clasped at the side of her face/chin.

CAPTION: The Gift of the Magi 2021

WOMAN (thinking): Henry selling his prized watch to buy me this comb was weirdly cute. I won’t sell my hair to get him a new watch...but I’ll show him a real good time! That’s sort of the same thing.

1950 Art: King Ward? Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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Enjoying Her Gift

Instead of showing the original, vintage panel art, I’m posting the opening, splash panel from that same story. Frankly there’s a lot more going on it and I thought it’d be more fun! —John

Artist unknown. From the Glory Forbes story in Ranger Comics #39, Feb. 1948. Fiction House.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Young woman skiing rapidly and out of control down a mountain.

CAPTION: Dear Santa:
Thank you for the skis!
I didn’t see any instructions. But I’m sure I’ll figure it out!

WOMAN: Where the %$#@ are the brakes?!!

1948 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Young woman skiing rapidly and out of control down a mountain.

CAPTION: Dear Santa:
Thank you for the skis!
I didn’t see any instructions. But I’m sure I’ll figure it out!

WOMAN: Where the %$#@ are the brakes?!!

1948 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Believe Me! Santa Loves You!

Happy Holidays and many thanks to all of you who’ve been reading Last Kiss! I hope 2021 is a much better and happier year for all of us!

Original Vintage Artwork:

Pencils by Charles Nicholas in Nurse Betsy Crane #18, 1962.

 

Transcript:

SANTA (pointing his forefinger forcibly upwards as he makes a point): You don’t have to believe in me! But Santa believes in you!

CAPTION: Believe, hope and have a Merry Christmas!

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SANTA (pointing his forefinger forcibly upwards as he makes a point): You don’t have to believe in me! But Santa believes in you!

CAPTION: Believe, hope and have a Merry Christmas!

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Presents Under the Tree

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Kiss Me Tonight” in First Kiss #7, Feb. 1959.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman thinking in front of a Christmas tree with presents under the tree.

WOMAN: If I was a gift, I’d be expensive! Beautifully wrapped…and laid under the tree!

Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

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SCENE: Woman thinking in front of a Christmas tree with presents under the tree.

WOMAN: If I was a gift, I’d be expensive! Beautifully wrapped…and laid under the tree!

Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman

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Sock It To Me

Once again, I’m celebrating Christmas with another holiday photo by the amazing Allen Freeman of the fabulous Felina Vie. Lucky me!

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Model Felina Vie is in a green Christmas dress and holding a giant red bow in front of herself.

FELINA: This Christmas I’m giving you…me! But if you’d rather have socks, let me know!

Model: Felina Vie Photo: Allen Freeman
Dialogue: John Lustig

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SCENE: Model Felina Vie is in a green Christmas dress and holding a giant red bow in front of herself.

FELINA: This Christmas I’m giving you…me! But if you’d rather have socks, let me know!

Model: Felina Vie Photo: Allen Freeman
Dialogue: John Lustig

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