Bunny Belief

Bunny Belief

Happy Easter! And many thanks and chocolate Easter eggs to photographer Allen Freeman and model Joe Phillips for use of the pun-worthy photo.

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EASTER BUNNY: Don’t be an April Fool! Believe in the Easter Bunny…or the yolks will be on you!

Text ©2018 Last Kiss Inc
Photo @2018 Allen Freeman

Model: Joe Phillips Photo: Allen Freeman

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Easter Egg Lay? No Way!

Easter Egg Lay? No Way!

Happy early Easter from magical bunny wrangler Mike Pascale and me!

Art by Luis Dominguez from the story "Reckless Romance" in FIRST KISS #30, 1963.

Art by Luis Dominguez from the story “Reckless Romance” in FIRST KISS #30, 1963.

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WOMAN (talking to Easter Bunny): You don’t lay eggs? Good! ‘Cause...I’m not an egg!

Bunny Artist & Easter Egg Colorist to Dye For: Mike Pascale
1963 Art Featuring Woman: Luis Dominguez Color: Allen Freeman
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Outta Luck Leprechaun

Outta Luck Leprechaun

Art by Alberta Tewks from “Private Affair” in ALL TRUE ROMANCE #19, 1954.

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WOMAN (speaking to leprechaun): I don’t care if you’re feeling lucky! No pot of gold, no wishes!

1954 Art: Alberta Tewks Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Luck, Levity & Magical Modifications: Mike Pascale

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Art by Alberta Tewks from "Private Affair" in ALL TRUE ROMANCE #19, 1954.

Abe Lincoln’s Last Kiss

Abe Lincoln’s Last Kiss

Happy Presidents’ Day from me and mischievous Mike Pascale. (View the original 1958 art below to see how thoroughly Mike modified it for today’s comic.)

By the way, Abe Lincoln is my favorite president. Tragic and witty, he’s also easily our most quotable commander-in chief:

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “The Sea Green Eyes!” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

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SCENE: Woman talking to President Abe Lincoln / Abraham Lincoln.

WOMAN: Abe Lincoln in a Last Kiss comic? Why?!! Don’t you have better things to do?

Lincoln: I had some free time between Presidents’ Day sales!

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1958 Art: John Tartaglione Fabulous Facelift: Mike Pascale

Art by John Tartaglione from the story "The Sea Green Eyes!" in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

Candy & Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Candy & Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My heartfelt thanks—but no “Candy” or “Roses”—to my pal Mike Pascale who came up with today’s joke.

Mike also did a masterful job of modifying the original art. I think this is the first time Mike has ever added cleavage to any Last Kiss characters.

Normally, of course, neither of us would ever think of sullying Last Kiss with <gasp!> sex. But it made the joke funnier. So, what could we do?

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

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MAN (to girlfriend or wife): You wanted Candy and flowers for Valentine’s Day, so…

SECOND WOMAN: Hi! I’m Candy!

THIRD WOMAN: I’m Rose!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Master of Mirth & Creator of Cleavage: Mike Pascale

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