Thanksgiving? You Bet!

Thanksgiving? You Bet!

Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for today’s Thanksgiving special effects. See below to see how it looked before Mike worked his magic. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Perplexed” in First Kiss #38, 1964.

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PILGRIM: So, what are you thankful for?

NATIVE AMERICAN/INDIAN WOMAN: Casinos!

Pilgrim-ification: Mike Pascale Extra Stuffing: John Lustig
1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Skintones: Allen Freeman
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Art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Perplexed” in First Kiss #38, 1964.


Halloween Advice from Your Cat

Halloween Advice from Your Cat

No vintage art this time. The cat drawing is something Diego whipped up on his own!

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Scene: Black-ish cat speaking.

CAT: Trust me! Kids love tuna-flavored Halloween candy!
1954 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Dirt-Cheap Customers

Dirt-Cheap Customers

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

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SCENE: Two people (shown as silhouettes) are sitting in a car in a cemetery. In the foreground, a man is carrying a shovel to dig a grave.

SIGN ON CAR: Dirt Cheap Mortuary

PERSON IN CAR: The boss said to “dig up” some customers! So…

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story "Kiss and Run" in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.



Labor Day Sex

Labor Day Sex

Artist unknown. From the story “Kidnapped Kisses” in FIRST KISS #31, 1963. Click image to enlarge.

Happy Labor Day! And many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for this labor of fun!

—John Lustig

 

 

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SCENE: Man and woman kissing and embracing.

MAN: Sex on labor day? Sure!

WOMAN: it’ll be a labor of love!

1963 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Dialogue by Hard-Working Mike Pascale

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Give Me Liberty! Or…

Give Me Liberty! Or…

Today’s proudly patriotic panel of pulsating pizzazz comes courtesy of my pal Mike Pascale.

If you like this, good news. Tomorrow Mike and I will have another Independence Day delicacy dedicated to delightfully dizzy patriotism.
(But don’t be surprised if it’s alliterative free. Whew!)

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Tapani from the story “Honeymoon Continued” in FIRST KISS #24, 1962.

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Uncle Sam talking to a beautiful woman as fireworks go off in the background.

UNCLE SAM: Give me liberty…or give me sex!

WOMAN: Don't you mean death?

UNCLE SAM: Only if my wife finds out!

1962 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani
Fireworks, Fashion & Fun: Mike Pascale

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