Chocolate Criminals

This Last Kiss image is a composite from two pieces of comic art (both redrawn by Diego Jourdan Pereira) that I put together with Photoshop. Frankly, I’m really pleased at how it turned out. (See below for the original 1950’s comic art.)

Art by Bill Ward from the story "I Danced with Heartbreak" in DIARY LOVES #9, 1951.

Art by Bill Ward from the story “I Danced with Heartbreak” in DIARY LOVES #9, 1951.

 

Artist unknown. From the story "Censored" in ALL TRUE ROMANCE #2, 1951.

Artist unknown. From the story “Censored” in ALL TRUE ROMANCE #2, 1951.

 

 
Transcript:

Woman in a jail cell, smoking a cigarette. Has a chocolate stain on her mouth. Policeman is outside her cell.

CAPTION: If you outlaw chocolate, only criminals women will have chocolate!

1951 Artists: Bill Ward & Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Woman in a jail cell, smoking a cigarette. Has a chocolate stain on her mouth. Policeman is outside her cell.

CAPTION: If you outlaw chocolate, only criminals women will have chocolate!

1951 Artists: Bill Ward & Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Ladies, Don’t Be Slobs!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Man Hater" in FIRST KISS #18, 1961.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Man Hater” in FIRST KISS #18, 1961.

 
Transcript:

SCENE: Man in stained, tattered T-shirt sitting at a table with a bowl of food is bawling out a young woman.

MAN: No makeup? again? Watta slob!

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1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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SCENE: Man in stained, tattered T-shirt sitting at a table with a bowl of food is bawling out a young woman.

MAN: No makeup? again? Watta slob!

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1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

Our Hero Gets Trumped

Art by Reed Crandall from the story "Bitter Love" in CINDERELLA LOVE #2 (Ziff-Davis), 1951.

Art by Reed Crandall from the story “Bitter Love” in CINDERELLA LOVE #2 (Ziff-Davis), 1951.


 
Transcript:

MAN: I-I think I
just started World War III!

WOMAN: I warned you! No politics during family dinners!

1951 Art: Reed Crandall Re-Creation: Elite Avni-Sharon

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MAN: I-I think I
just started World War III!

WOMAN: I warned you! No politics during family dinners!

1951 Art: Reed Crandall Re-Creation: Elite Avni-Sharon

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Her Taste in Men

Good to the last drop?

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from BRIDES IN LOVE #9, 1958.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from BRIDES IN LOVE #9, 1958.

Original Art Comments:

I like your silences—mostly because I know you’re thinking about me and how wonderful I am.

Obviously, I’m too wonderful for mere words!
 
Transcript:

SCENE: Woman and man. At least one of them is having coffee.

WOMAN: I like my men like my coffee! Strong, hot…and with whipped cream and sprinkles I can lick off!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Woman and man. At least one of them is having coffee.

WOMAN: I like my men like my coffee! Strong, hot...and with whipped cream and sprinkles I can lick off!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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After That Big Thanksgiving Dinner…

Other fun customs from around the world…

—In Upper Crustovia it’s considered bad manners to spit in someone’s drink — while they’re looking.

—In Lower Crustovia it’s considered bad manners to knife someone in the back while they’re spitting in someone’s drink — unless it’s your drink.

—In Still Lower Crustovia it’s considered bad manners to not compliment someone on their knife wounds.

Art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story "The Gay Deception" in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.

Art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Gay Deception” in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.


 
Transcript:
SCENE: Three women and a man sitting around a table.

SOUND EFFECT: F-A-A-A-A-R-T

MAN: …and in my country that’s how we compliment the cook!

Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman ©2010 Last Kiss Inc

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SCENE: Three women and a man sitting around a table.

SOUND EFFECT: F-A-A-A-A-R-T

MAN: …and in my country that’s how we compliment the cook!

Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman ©2010 Last Kiss Inc

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