Buy Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Buy Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Does He Love Me?” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

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WOMAN WITH GIFTS THAT SHE'S JUST BOUGHT: Please, God! Can I stop shopping now?

1961 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story "Does He Love Me?" in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.

Santa Claws Is Coming

Santa Claws Is Coming

Today’s episode is a big departure for Last Kiss. It features all new art and—(Holy Cow!)—an anthropomorphic, talking cat!

The reason? Well, I had this crazy idea for a Christmas cat comic and I really wanted to do it. So I asked the talented Kirsten Wilson to create the art..

I loved her first sample sketch. So I lettered it to show her how the word balloons were going to flow—thinking we were almost done.

Silly me.

Kirsten decided to do some additional poses. So she drew a bunch’a  sketches (see below.) We settled on one and I suggested some minor tweaks. Kirsten quickly turned in her final version and “Santa Claws” was born. Or almost. First I decided to rewrite my gag to better fit the art.

That’s a lotta work for one cat comic. But we hope you enjoy it!

Merry Christmas!

 

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SCENE: On a roof, Santa Claws the cat is walking towards a chimney top---wearing a Santa cap that says "Santa Claws" and carrying a big sack that says "Rat Pack!"

SANTA CLAWS: Have a Cat Christmas! if you’ve been good….to me…I bring you a dead rat!*

*Just kidding! No rodents were harmed to make this comic!

Art: Kirsten Wilson

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I Believe in Christmas

I Believe in Christmas

Art by Matt Baker from the cover of GIANT COMICS EDITION #15, 1950.

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WOMAN: I believe in a jolly, old dat guy who gives gifts...if I’ve been nice! But I believe in Santa too!

1950 Art: Matt Baker Re-Creation: Kirsten Wilson

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Giant Comics Edition #15

Giving Credit Where It’s Due

Giving Credit Where It’s Due

No matter the gift, it’s fun to unwrap!

World-famous cover model, Felina Vie appears here courtesy of her frequent photographer Allen Freeman.

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Photo of Model Felina Vie holding a gift-wrapped package in a Christmas-decorated room.

FELINA: I hope this gift gives you great joy…when you return it for something you actually want!

Photo: ©2017 Allen Freeman
Text: ©2017 Last Kiss Inc

Model: Felina Vie Photo: Allen Freeman

I’m Not Dreaming of…That!

I’m Not Dreaming of…That!

Another Christmas gag (and modified art) courtesy of my friend Mike Pascale. Thanks, Mike!

Artist Unknown. From the story “Bachelor’s Farewell” in FIRST KISS #7, 1959.

 

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CAUCASIAN WOMAN (talking to an African American Santa Claus): I’m not dreaming of a...white Christmas!

1959 Artist Unknown Coloring for Woman: Allen Freeman
Santa-fication & Holiday Hijinks: Mike Pascale
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Artist Unknown. From the story "Bachelor's Farewell" in FIRST KISS #7, 1959.