My thanks to my pal Robert W. Zailo for the clean up art assist on this and some other upcoming Last Kiss art.
Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Office Party” in FIRST KISS #16, 1960.
SCENE: Woman opens office door and is surprised to find a man and a woman kissing.
WOMAN #1: My husband!
WOMAN #2: My sister!
MAN: My first threesome?
1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Office Party" in FIRST KISS #16, 1960.
In addition to a snazzy art by Kirsten Wilson, today’s comic shows off the new Last Kiss logo by frequent contributor Diego Jourdan Pereira.
As much as I liked the old logo, this one gives me many more options and is easier to modify as needed. In particular it’s going to reproduce better and be more readable—even at very small sizes—on t-shirts and other merchandise.
Original art by Matt Baker for the cover of WARTIME ROMANCES #10, 1952.
SCENE: Alarmed woman dancing with a smiling serviceman.
SERVICEMAN: I’m still learning to dance! So don’t blame yourself if I step on your feet!
1952 Art: Matt Baker Re-Creation: Kirsten Wilson
Original art adapted from the a portion of the cover by Matt Baker from WARTIME ROMANCES #10, 1952.
Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Dream Along With Me” in FIRST KISS #32, 1963.
SCENE: Girl hugging a guy.
GIRL: You thought I was in college? Gee! Wait'll I tell the other ninth grade girls!
Art by by Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman
Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Dream Along With Me" in FIRST KISS #32, 1963.
Art by Nina Albright from the story “My Hotel Romance” in CINDERELLA LOVE #1, 1950.
CRYING MAID: So, You didn’t sleep with my boyfriend?
OTHER MAID: Sleep? Heck, no! We barely had time for sex!
1950 Pencils: Nina Albright Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
I love Ernst Lubitsch films!
But the otherwise terrific Jack Buchanan (THE BAND WAGON, 1953) doesn’t work for me as the romantic lead in MONTE CARLO (1930) and the film isn’t as deliciously funny as most of Lubitsch’s other films.
Still, even a lesser Lubitsch film has moments that sparkle and I really like the dialogue I “borrowed” for today’s comic.
However it was just a little too verbose to fit into a single panel cartoon. So, I made some small changes to make it fit. For the sake of accuracy, the original 1930 dialog is below:
MAN WITH CIGAR: I have a system that can’t miss. If I happen to be standing beside a brunette I bet on red. If I am standing next to a redhead I bet on black.
OTHER MAN: But suppose you’re standing next to a blonde? What do you do then?
MAN WITH CIGAR: I ask where she lives.
Below is the original art for today’s comic:
Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “The Ringers” in FRANK MERRIWELL AT YALE #3, 1955.
SCENE: Two men talking.
MAN WITH CIGAR: I have a system that can't miss. if I’m beside a brunette I bet on red. If I’m beside a redhead I bet on black.
OTHER MAN: But suppose you're beside a blonde? What do you do then?
MAN WITH CIGAR: I ask where she lives.*
1955 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
*Dialogue adapted from the 1930 movie MONTE CARLO