I’ve used this art (with different gags) many times over the years. I have no idea why so many (mostly male) readers love it so much.
By the way, there’s no original art to compare it to because Allen Freeman drew it from scratch. Of course being a world-famous photographer of beautiful women, I guess he had lots of reference material.
SEXY WOMAN IN A SANTA COSTUME: Sorry, Santa! But I get better gifts for being naughty!
Art: Allen Freeman
I can’t remember which one of us wrote the gag, but the elfish revamp (piercings and more!) of the original romance art was all done by my pal Mike Pascale. Thanks, Mike.
Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “His Future Bride” in BRIDES IN LOVE #10, 1958.
SEXY FEMALE CHRISTMAS ELF WITH PIERCINGS: At last! Santa’s transferring me to the ADULT toy department!
1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereirara
Elfin Makeover and Piercing Pioneer: Mike Pascale
Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "His Future Bride" in BRIDES IN LOVE #10, 1958.
Happy Boxing Day!
My thanks to Allen Freeman and Kitty Von Rose for today’s photo.
SCENE: Beautiful woman on a bed surrounded by Christmas presents.
WOMAN: Next year I wonder…should I buy more gifts...for someone...besides myself? Nah!
Photo ©2016 Allen Freeman Text ©2016 Last Kiss Inc
Model: Kitty Von Rose Photo: Allen Freeman
Happy Santa sightings and holiday joy from me, Mike Pascale and Diego Jourdan Pereira! —John Lustig
1953 Artist: Tom Feelings. From the story “Blues” in ALL TRUE ROMANCE #14.
SCENE: Santa's in a doorway looking abashed as a woman changing her clothes in the room yells at him.
WOMAN: I don’t care if you’re a saint, Nick! You're on my naughty list!
1953 Art: Tom Feelings Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Santa-fication & Holiday Miracles: Mike Pascale
Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for today’s “tasteful” gag!
1962 artist unknown. From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25.
SCENE: Elf (or man made up as one) talks to woman dressed as Mrs. Claus who is holding her head in her hand in despair.
ELF: You mean I was supposed to feed the reindeer...and cook the turkey?
1962 Artist Unknown Holiday Magic & Elfish Wit: Mike Pascale