April’s No Fool

Art by Bill Ward from a Torchy story in Doll Man #12, 1947.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A beautiful woman (April) sitting up in bed.

WOMAN: Hi! I’m April! Wanna fool around?

BOTTOM CAPTION: Best April Fool’s Day…Ever!

1947 Art: Bill Ward Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Bill Ward from a Torchy story in Doll Man #12, 1947.

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SCENE: A beautiful woman (April) sitting up in bed.

WOMAN: Hi! I’m April! Wanna fool around?

BOTTOM CAPTION: Best April Fool’s Day...Ever!

1947 Art: Bill Ward Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Bill Ward from a Torchy story in Doll Man #12, 1947.



Tasty Leprechaun Love

 

Art by Al Avison from the cover of Hi-School Romance #24, December 1953.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A woman (a full-grown leprechaun) and a man are kissing. In the background is a closeup of a bunch of shamrocks.

HEADLINE: Breakfast Cereal Theater Presents: Leprechaun Love (A sugar-coated romance!)

WOMAN: You’re always after me lucky charms!

MAN: They’re magically delicious!

CAPTION: I’m feeling lucky already!

1953 Art: Al Avison Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art by Al Avison from the cover of Hi-School Romance #24, December 1953.

Art Code: DJP.lk462

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SCENE: A woman (a full-grown leprechaun) and a man are kissing. In the background is a closeup of a bunch of shamrocks.

HEADLINE: Breakfast Cereal Theater Presents: Leprechaun Love (A sugar-coated romance!)

WOMAN: You’re always after me lucky charms!

MAN: They’re magically delicious!

CAPTION: I’m feeling lucky already!

1953 Art: Al Avison Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art by Al Avison from the cover of Hi-School Romance #24, December 1953.

Art Code: DJP.lk462

A Tasteful Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day from me and my pal (& frequent collaborator) Mike Pascal.

I’m not sure why Mike and I keep coming up with zombie LK comics for V. Day. We’ve also done a fair amount of Cupid gags for the holiday. Hmm. I can see where this is going and—no, Mike, we’re not a doing zombie Cupid comic next year!

(Unless, of course it’s very, very funny—and tasteful.)

Art by Dick Giordano from the story “My Secret” in First Kiss #27, Aug. 1962.

 

Transcript:

SCHOOL GIRL #1: My Valentine has heart!

SCHOOL GIRL #2: Mine has brains!

ZOMBIE GIRL: Mine had both…and they were delicious!

1962 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman & Mike Pascal Zombie Makeover & Dating Advice: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 27.1.1.2_MP

 

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SCHOOL GIRL #1: My Valentine has heart!

SCHOOL GIRL #2: Mine has brains!

ZOMBIE GIRL: Mine had both...and they were delicious!

1962 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman & Mike Pascal Zombie Makeover & Dating Advice: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 27.1.1.2_MP

Going Postal

Later this week, I’ll have a new Valentine’s Day cartoon that I cooked up with my pal Mike Pascale. But for now, here’s a slightly updated Valentine’s Day comic from the Last Kiss comic book series—way back in 2002.

And here’s the original 1962 published art:

Art by Dick Giordano from the cover of Love Diary #24, Nov. 1962.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Crying woman calls out to a letter carrier/postman who is holding some letters in front of a post box.

WOMAN: B-but you must have at least one Valentine for me! I’ve slept with every man in town!

POSTMAN: Well…uh, not every man!

1962 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Shane Fisher & John Lustig

Art Code: N45PostalDue

 

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SCENE: Crying woman calls out to a letter carrier/postman who is holding some letters in front of a post box.

WOMAN: B-but you must have at least one Valentine for me! I've slept with every man in town!

POSTMAN: Well...uh, not every man!

1962 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Shane Fisher & John Lustig

Art Code: N45PostalDue

2019 Promises

Happy New Year!

Inks by Dick Giordano from the story “Heartbreaker” in First Kiss #12, 1960.

 

Transcription:

SCENE: A man and a woman are dancing close together as soap bubbles swirl around them.

MAN: I’m looking forward to keeping ALL of my resolutions in 2019!

WOMAN: That’s funny! I’m looking forward to breaking all of mine!

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

Art Code: 12.3.3.4

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SCENE: A man and a woman are dancing close together as soap bubbles swirl around them.

MAN: I’m looking forward to keeping ALL of my resolutions in 2019!

WOMAN: That’s funny! I’m looking forward to breaking all of mine!

1960 Inks: Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman

Art Code: 12.3.3.4