Cosplay Coquette

A new Last Kiss by Tony Isabella & Diego Jourdan Pereira!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by John Celardo from the story “Stand-In for Love” in Intimate Love #24, Sept. 1953. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

Transcript:

MAN: How many parties do we have to go to?

WOMAN: This cosplay took me five hours!

WOMAN: We’re hitting every party!

WOMAN: Think of the fun you’ll have…

WOMAN: …getting me out of this rig!

1953 Art: John Celardo Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Lettering: John Lustig
Writer: Tony Isabella

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MAN: How many parties do we have to go to?

WOMAN: This cosplay took me five hours!

WOMAN: We’re hitting every party!

WOMAN: Think of the fun you’ll have...

WOMAN: ...getting me out of this rig!

1953 Art: John Celardo Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Lettering: John Lustig
Writer: Tony Isabella

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I Was a Romance Cover Model

I literally laughed out loud when I read Tony Isabella‘s gag for this art. For those of us who know romance comics, it’s outright hilarious!

Sobbing, broken-hearted females graced the covers of a staggering number of romance comics. Love didn’t make these women happy. It made them miserable—before their inevitable happy endings, of course.

Crying damsels in obvious distress didn’t appear on the covers of every romance comic. But they showed up so frequently that it must’ve been a challenge for the artists. How could they top the misery level of previous covers? How many tears were enough? Or too much?

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “To Stella with Love” in FIRST KISS #3, 1958. Click link to read the vintage comic book where this art first appeared.

 

Bullseye Sex

A new tale of comic lust from Tony Isabella & Diego Jourdan Pereira!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Art Cappello from Secret Romance #21, Oct. 1972. Charlton Comics. (No link this time. I can’t find a copy of the comic online.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A man dressed as Green Arrow (or Robin Hood) and a woman dressed up as Black Canary are kissing.

GREEN ARROW: Oh, Bleak Canary, why is your kiss so cold?

BLACK CANARY: Oh, Lean Arrow, it’s because your shaft…always reaches its target…before I do!

1972 Art: Art Cappello Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: A man dressed as Green Arrow (or Robin Hood) and a woman dressed up as Black Canary are kissing.

GREEN ARROW: Oh, Bleak Canary, why is your kiss so cold?

BLACK CANARY: Oh, Lean Arrow, it’s because your shaft...always reaches its target...before I do!

1972 Art: Art Cappello Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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Honeymoon Excitement

Diego and Icha on their wedding day.

Last Kiss Artist Marries

I’m thrilled to announce that artist Diego Jourdan Pereira has lost his bachelor status and gotten hitched! He and his sweetie Maritza “Icha” Mardones Castillo were wed last Friday (Oct. 1) in Santiago, Chile where they both live.

The couple met in 2008 at a friend’s birthday party and eventually dated. But that first brush with romance didn’t stick. Years later they re-united and fell in love.

(By then Diego was re-inking and coloring romance art for Last Kiss. And I like to think that all that romance work had something to do with Diego and Icha finding true love.)

In addition to his Last Kiss work, Diego has worked on numerous other comics, coloring books and licensing projects for major publishers such as DC Comics. In the last few years, Diego has also become the author of numerous trivia and puzzle books.

 

Original Vintage Art & Text

Pencils by Charles Nicholas. (Inks possibly by Jon D’Agostino.) From the story “The End of the Honeymoon” in BRIDES IN LOVE #1, 1956. Click link to read this entire vintage comic book for free.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A groom and bride are close–possibly about to kiss.

GROOM: Just think! We can spend our entire honeymoon in bed…reading comics.

1956 Pencils: Charles Nicholas Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Dialogue & Lettering: John Lustig

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SCENE: A groom and bride are close--possibly about to kiss.

GROOM: Just think! We can spend our entire honeymoon in bed...reading comics.

1956 Pencils: Charles Nicholas Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Dialogue & Lettering: John Lustig

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Brides-in-Love-#1.27.1

My Favorite Comic of All Time

Original Vintage Art & Text

Artist unknown, but may be Matt Baker. From the story “Dungaree Doll” in First Love Illustrated #89, 1962. Click link to read entire comic book.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN: AT LAST! I’m appearing in my favorite comic of all time…Last Kiss? %$#@! I thought this was Mary Worth!

1962 Artist: Matt Baker?    New Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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WOMAN: AT LAST! I’m
WOMAN: AT LAST! I’m appearing in my favorite comic of all time...Last Kiss? %$#@! I thought this was Mary Worth!

1962 Artist: Matt Baker?    New Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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