A Bad Case of Girl Flu?

This is a sort of sequel to Monday’s comic. Both use art and characters created by the great J.R. Williams in his early 20th century comic strip Out Our Way.

My thanks to Ron Evry and Bruce Simon for permission to use art from their collections of Williams’ work. This one from is from: Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way – Born Thirty Years Too Soon

Comic (circa 1920s-’30s) by J.R. William. Reprinted from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book: Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon. Used with permission.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Boy in bed looking miserable.

OFF-PANEL VOICE #1: What’s wrong with him? Got the flu?

OFF-PANEL VOICE #2: Worse! Suzy said she “likes” him! He’s trying to decide if he likes her back!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

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SCENE: Boy in bed looking miserable.

OFF-PANEL VOICE #1: What’s wrong with him? Got the flu?

OFF-PANEL VOICE #2: Worse! Suzy said she “likes” him! He’s trying to decide if he likes her back!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

ART: Born Thirty Years Too Soon-0068

Suzy’s Dog

Early this year, I ran across several books put together by Bruce Simon and Ron Evry. And I quickly fell in love.

Uh, not with Bruce and Ron—although they’re both great guys—but rather with their books collecting the Out Our Way cartoons of James R. Williams.

The art has fantastic line work. And, despite—or maybe even because of—the antiquated subject matter, I was anxious to see if I could turn some of the art into Last Kiss comics.

My thanks to Bruce and Ron for permission to use panels from their books. This first one is from Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon.

On Wednesday I’ll be running a sequel to today’s Last Kiss gag. In coming weeks, you’ll occasionally see more Williams art here. I hope you enjoy it—as well as Williams original gags.

Comic (circa 1920s-’30s) by J.R. William. Reprinted from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book: Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon. Used with permission.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Two boys in a bedroom. Boy #1 is on the bed, but is peaking out the window. Boy #2 is in bed and trying (without any luck) to sleep.

BOY #1: Suzy’s at her window…looking at me! I hate when girls look at me!

BOY #2: Suzy’s gone! She’s visiting her aunt.* That must be Suzy’s dog.

BOY #1: Her dog? Emily? But…she’s a girl too! It’s a conspiracy! They’re all out to marry me!

CAPTION: *Suzy’s Aunt lives in Girlville!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

ART: Born Thirty Years Too Soon-0146

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SCENE: Two boys in a bedroom. Boy #1 is on the bed, but is peaking out the window. Boy #2 is in bed and trying (without any luck) to sleep.

BOY #1: Suzy’s at her window...looking at me! I hate when girls look at me!

BOY #2: Suzy’s gone! She’s visiting her aunt.* That must be Suzy’s dog.

BOY #1: Her dog? Emily? But...she’s a girl too! It’s a conspiracy! They’re all out to marry me!

CAPTION: *Suzy’s Aunt lives in Girlville!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

ART: Born Thirty Years Too Soon-0146

Panting by the Numbers

Text by famed accountant of love Tony Isabella!

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in New Romances #14, Dec. 1952. Scanned from the original black and white art.
(My thanks to Mary Alice Wilson of https://darkstarbookstore.com for loaning me the art.)

 

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: Her mocking co-workers couldn’t understand what Gloria saw in fussy accountant Hiram. They didn’t know……he was just as detail-oriented in bed!

SCENE: Woman in foreground. A man looking at a sheet of paper in the background.

CAPTION: Her mocking co-workers couldn’t understand what Gloria saw in fussy accountant Hiram. They didn’t know…he was just as detail-oriented in bed!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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CAPTION: Her mocking co-workers couldn’t understand what Gloria saw in fussy accountant Hiram. They didn’t know......he was just as detail-oriented in bed!

SCENE: Woman in foreground. A man looking at a sheet of paper in the background.

CAPTION: Her mocking co-workers couldn’t understand what Gloria saw in fussy accountant Hiram. They didn’t know...he was just as detail-oriented in bed!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella



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Chicks with Tattoos

Printed Version of Original, Vintage Art & Dialog:

Art by Dick Giordano from Love Diary #25, Jan. 1963.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: In the foreground a man tries to woo a woman. But the woman is looking past him at a man waving in the background.

MAN IN FOREGROUND: I dig chicks with tattoos! They know what they want!

WOMAN (thinking): Yes, I do!

1963 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: In the foreground a man tries to woo a woman. But the woman is looking past him at a man waving in the background.

MAN IN FOREGROUND: I dig chicks with tattoos! They know what they want!

WOMAN (thinking): Yes, I do!

1963 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Tattoo Terror

My thanks to guest writer Tony Isabella for the great gag…and never showing me any of his tattoos. (If he has any.)

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “I Chose Heartbreak” in FIRST KISS #37, 1964.

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman with a tattoo of a black teardrop below one eye is standing outside in the rain.

WOMAN: I thought Blaine would be turned on by my stylish teardrop tattoos. But, instead…he seems terrified of me!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer & Prison Tattoo Artist: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Woman with a tattoo of a black teardrop below one eye is standing outside in the rain.

WOMAN: I thought Blaine would be turned on by my stylish teardrop tattoos. But, instead...he seems terrified of me!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer & Prison Tattoo Artist: Tony Isabella

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