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

11.2.5.5

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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

11.2.5.5





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

11.4.4.2

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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

11.4.4.2

Memorial Day 2021

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Image of a tombstone in a cemetary with two American flags on the gravestone.

Tombstone Inscription: Too Many
1776 -- Now
Beloved spouse, parent, offspring, friend, patriot and more.

Modified from a photo by Cross-Keys Media Text & SPX: John Lustig


Buxom Bunny to the Rescue

Happy Easter!

(And big thanks to pals Allen Freeman and Mike Pascale for the art.)

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Beautiful woman in a costume that resembles the Playboy bunny outfits.

BUXOM BUNNY: The
Easter Bunny
can’t make it. So I
got out this costume from my Playboy
days! Now where’s
your wife and
kids? I can’t wait to surprise them!

2010 Art: Allen Freeman Bunnification: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Beautiful woman in a costume that resembles the Playboy bunny outfits.

BUXOM BUNNY: The
Easter Bunny
can’t make it. So I
got out this costume from my Playboy
days! Now where’s
your wife and
kids? I can’t wait to surprise them!

2010 Art: Allen Freeman Bunnification: Mike Pascale

AF010.1.Allen.Easter.MP.TallFlat