Fourth of July Encore

Vintage art & text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Playing It Cool” in FIRST KISS #12, Jan. 1960.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman in car at night.

MAN: So, I guess the fireworks are over!

WOMAN: Not if we move to the backseat!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

12.1.6.4

Vintage text:
WOMAN: Oh, Rajah. That was fun! You’re a great driver!

MAN: Yeah, maybe I’ll drive at Indianapolis someday!

 

 

 

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Man and woman in car at night.

MAN: So, I guess the fireworks are over!

WOMAN: Not if we move to the backseat!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Foreground Color: Allen Freeman

12.1.6.4


Vintage text:
WOMAN: Oh, Rajah. That was fun! You're a great driver!

MAN: Yeah, maybe I'll drive at Indianapolis someday!

Uncle Sam Battles On

Happy Fourth of July from me and my frequent co-conspirator in Last Kiss fun Mike Pascale.

Vintage art & text: FK24.3.1.2

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “Honeymoon Continued” in First Kiss #24, Jan. 1962.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Caucasian woman in a medical mask talking to an African American Uncle Sam who has a black eye and a bandage on his cheek. In the background, fireworks going off.

WOMAN: Still battling to make things better?

SAM: Always!

Vintage 1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Master of Modern Miracles: Mike Pascale

24.3.1.2

Original Art:
Caption: Most husbands don’t want their wives to bother their pretty little head about money matters!

MAN (to woman): No, honey, you just let little ol’ me take care of you!

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Caucasian woman in a medical mask talking to an African American Uncle Sam who has a black eye and a bandage on his cheek. In the background, fireworks going off.

WOMAN: Still battling to make things better?

SAM: Always!

Vintage 1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Master of Modern Miracles: Mike Pascale

24.3.1.2


Original Art:
Caption: Most husbands don't want their wives to bother their pretty little head about money matters!

MAN (to woman): No, honey, you just let little ol' me take care of you!

Last Kiss for July 2, 2020

Fourth of July Passion

Last Kiss for July 2, 2020

 

Vintage art & text for July 2, 2020

Art by Art Cappello & Dick Giordano from the story “Love’s Crucible” in FIRST KISS #1.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man and woman running towards a big-finned car.

MAN: I love the Fourth! The flashes of brilliance! The bold, loud bangs!

WOMAN: Yes! And between those bangs we can watch the fireworks!

1957 Art: Art Cappello & Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

1.5.4.1

 

 

 

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Man and woman running towards a big-finned car.

MAN: I love the Fourth! The flashes of brilliance! The bold, loud bangs!

WOMAN: Yes! And between those bangs we can watch the fireworks!

1957 Art: Art Cappello & Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

1.5.4.1


Last Kiss 2019 Fourth of July comic

Happy Fourth

Last Kiss 2019 Fourth of July comic

Happy Fourth!

Original art that today's Last Kiss comic was based on.

Art by Alex Kotzky from Uncle Sam Quarterly #8, 1943.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A young boy is riding on Uncle Sam’s shoulders as Uncle Sam runs across a field with fireworks exploding in the background.

UNCLE SAM & BOY: Happy Independence Day!

1943 Character Art by Alex Kotzky from Uncle Sam Quarterly #8. Background: Composite from photos by Sam Mathews & Nitish Meena

Art by Alex Kotzky from Uncle Sam Quarterly #8, 1943.

Art Code: UncleSam8_0

↓ Transcript
SCENE: A young boy is riding on Uncle Sam's shoulders as Uncle Sam runs across a field with fireworks exploding in the background.

UNCLE SAM & BOY: Happy Independence Day!

1943 Character Art by Alex Kotzky from Uncle Sam Quarterly #8. Background: Composite from photos by Sam Mathews & Nitish Meena

Art by Alex Kotzky from Uncle Sam Quarterly #8, 1943.

Art Code: UncleSam8_0

Last Kiss Fourth of July Comic

Uncle Sam’s Secret

Last Kiss Fourth of July Comic

Happy Independence Day from me and my pal (and frequent Last Kiss collaborator) Mike Pascale*. There will be a bonus Fourth of July comic tomorrow!

(Check out the Kickstarter for Mike Pascale Seahawk football cartoon book “Game Buzz.”

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “From Out of the Past” in FIRST KISS #15, 1960.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Smiling woman talking to Uncle Sam as fireworks explode in the sky in the background.

WOMAN: You’re 243 years old! What’s your secret?

MAN: Clean living! Free health care!* Plus…I’m a cartoon character!

CAPTION: *Sam qualified for Medicare 178 years ago!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
Patriotic Passion, Apparel & SPX: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 15.1.8.1

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “From Out of the Past” in FIRST KISS #15, 1960.

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Smiling woman talking to Uncle Sam as fireworks explode in the sky in the background.

WOMAN: You’re 243 years old! What's your secret?

MAN: Clean living! Free health care!* Plus...I'm a cartoon character!

CAPTION: *Sam qualified for Medicare 178 years ago!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
Patriotic Passion, Apparel & SPX: Mike Pascale

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "From Out of the Past" in FIRST KISS #15, 1960.