Labor Day 2022

Happy Labor Day!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta from the story “Involuntary Bride” from FIRST KISS #40, 1965. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

Transcript:

WOMAN #1: For Labor Day I’ve decided to fire my boss! She’s too demanding!

WOMAN #2: But your boss…is you

WOMAN #1: I know! And I’m fed up with the way I treat myself!

New Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Labored Humor: John Lustig
Happy Labor Day!

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WOMAN #1: For Labor Day I’ve decided to fire my boss! She’s too demanding!

WOMAN #2: But your boss…is you

WOMAN #1: I know! And I’m fed up with the way I treat myself!

New Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Labored Humor: John Lustig
Happy Labor Day!

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Cool Beans! It’s the Fourth!

Happy Independence Day from me and my frequent partner in Last Kiss humor, the amazing Mike Pascale!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “His Future Bride” in BRIDES IN LOVE #10, 1958. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Uncle Sam and a woman (Mrs. Uncle Sam?) are smiling and embracing as fireworks go off in the background.

SAM: My birthday wish? Cheaper food and gas—and plenty of it!
Mrs. SAM: Easy! I’ll make beans for dinner!

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SCENE: Uncle Sam and a woman (Mrs. Uncle Sam?) are smiling and embracing as fireworks go off in the background.

SAM: My birthday wish? Cheaper food and gas—and plenty of it!
Mrs. SAM: Easy! I’ll make beans for dinner!

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Don’t Fool April

My wife (Shelagh Lustig) took one look at today’s comic and said, “Waist?!! Look at that tiny waist! That guy’s a big waste!”

I agree with her. (Always the wise thing to do.)

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Don’t Lie to a Loved One” in First Kiss #11, Nov. 1959. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

 

Transcription:

SCENE: In the background people are dancing at a party. But in the foreground a woman is crying as she runs away from a man.

WOMAN: Sure I can take a joke about my weight! That was <Sob!>…hilarious!

MAN: Wait! I’ve got more!

CAPTION: Happy April Fools’ Day!

1955 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia
New Color: Allen Freeman Love’s Fool: John Lustig

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SCENE: In the background people are dancing at a party. But in the foreground a woman is crying as she runs away from a man.

WOMAN: Sure I can take a joke about my weight! That was <Sob!>...hilarious!

MAN: Wait! I’ve got more!

CAPTION: Happy April Fools’ Day!

1955 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia
New Color: Allen Freeman Love’s Fool: John Lustig

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A New Idea

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

 

 

 

Transcript:

The soft-minded man always fears change.

He…has an almost morbid fear of the new.

For him, the greatest
pain is the pain of
a new idea.

–Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash

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The soft-minded man always fears change.

He...has an almost morbid fear of the new.

For him, the greatest
pain is the pain of
a new idea.

--Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash

Legendary Labors

Happy Labor Day!

Sure, Last Kiss traffics in weird humor. But even I was surprised when Mike Pascale suggested the gag for today’s comic. Linking the Labors of Hercules with the labors of childbirth—for Labor Day? It seemed unlikely. Even impossible. But Mike pulled it off beautifully. Thanks, Mike!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Art Cappello & Vince Alascia from First Kiss #11, 1959. Click link to read entire, vintage comic.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Hercules on a swimming raft with a beautiful woman in a modern bathing suit and a child in a bathing suit.

HERCULES: I’m HERCULES! I performed 12 LABORS–beat that!

WOMAN: Easy! I’m a woman–I was in labor for 12 HOURS!

Art: Art Cappello & Vince Alascia
Herculean Labor Day SPX & Wit: Mike Pascale

©2013 Last Kiss Inc

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SCENE: Hercules on a swimming raft with a beautiful woman in a modern bathing suit and a child in a bathing suit.

HERCULES: I'm HERCULES!
I performed 12 LABORS--beat
that!

WOMAN: Easy! I'm a woman--I was in labor for 12 HOURS!

Art: Art Cappello & Vince Alascia
Herculean Labor Day SPX & Wit: Mike Pascale

©2013 Last Kiss Inc

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