New Year, New Attitude

For 2019, l resolved not to make any New Year’s resolutions until I lost a ton of weight; wrote a best-selling book and grew three inches. So far, so good!

Art by Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani from the story “One Stolen Kiss” from FIRST KISS #1, 1957.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A wearing a beret and smoking a cigarette talks to a woman.

MAN: This year I resolve to be a beacon of kindness and civility…even to dimwits like you!
WOMAN: You’ll never be as kind as me, you jerk!

1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk524 1.3.5.3

↓ Transcript
SCENE: A wearing a beret and smoking a cigarette talks to a woman.

MAN: This year I resolve to be a beacon of kindness and civility...even to dimwits like you!
WOMAN: You’ll never be as kind as me, you jerk!

1957 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk524 1.3.5.3


Working Christmas Eve

Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for the holiday visual transformation in today’s comic.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “My Outlaw Lover” in FIRST KISS #20, 1961.

Want Last Kiss greeting cards for Christmas or other occasions? Get ’em here.

 

Transcript:

SANTA CLAUS: I’m working Christmas Eve!

MRS CLAUS: Again?!! Admit it! You’re just avoiding dinner with my family!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Santa-fication: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 20.4.5.1Pink_Xmas2013

↓ Transcript
SANTA CLAUS: I’m working Christmas Eve!

MRS CLAUS: Again?!! Admit it! You’re just avoiding dinner with my family!

1961 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Santa-fication: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 20.4.5.1Pink_Xmas2013

Naughty News

Today’s Last Kiss comic is available as a Christmas card here through my friends at NobleWorks. Other Last Kiss cards for all occasions here.

Artist unknown. From the story “Nightmare Journey” in Diary Loves #9, April 1951. Published by Quality Comics.

(Many thanks to Diego Jourdan Pereira for the Christmas-themed re-vamp of this art.)

Transcript:

SCENE: Santa is confronting and holding the wrists of an angry young woman.

SANTA: I hear you’ve been naughty!

WOMAN: Fake news!I blame the media!

1951 Artist Unknown Re-Ink and Santa Outfit: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Codes: djp_lk-badsanta03b    DJP.lk148

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Santa is confronting and holding the wrists of an angry young woman.

SANTA: I hear you’ve been naughty!

WOMAN: Fake news!I blame the media!

1951 Artist Unknown Re-Ink and Santa Outfit: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Codes: djp_lk-badsanta03b    DJP.lk148



Black Friday Sex Appeal

Pencils by Dick Giordano (with inks by either Giordano or Vince Colletta) from the story “Letter from Long Ago” in FIRST KISS #6, 1958.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman talking to a man.

WOMAN: My job? I’m a personal shopping consultant! I tell men what I like…and they buy it
for me!

Art: Dick Giordano & possibly Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman
Background adapted from photo by Heidi Sandstrom

Art Code: 6.1.2.1

Pencils by Dick Giordano (with inks by either Giordano or Vince Colletta) from the story “Letter from Long Ago” in FIRST KISS #6, 1958.

 

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Woman talking to a man.

WOMAN: My job? I’m a personal shopping consultant! I tell men what I like…and they buy it
for me!

Art: Dick Giordano & possibly Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman
Background adapted from photo by Heidi Sandstrom

Art Code: 6.1.2.1

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Happy Thanksgiving! As often happens on the holidays, today’s Last Kiss humor is a collaborative gag cooked up by me and my pal Mike Pascale. Unless, of course, you don’t like it. Then it’s all Mike’s fault!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “I Chose Heartbreak” in FIRST KISS #37, 1964.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Bald-headed man looks through the kitchen doorway as a younger woman washes dishes and an older woman carries dishes.

MAN: Want me to stuff your bird?

OLDER WOMAN: Sure! And afterwards you can stuff the turkey!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Overstuffed, Gluten-Free Humor: John Lustig & Mike Pascale

Art Code: DJP.lk509

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “I Chose Heartbreak” in FIRST KISS #37, 1964

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Bald-headed man looks through the kitchen doorway as a younger woman washes dishes and an older woman carries dishes.

MAN: Want me to stuff your bird?

OLDER WOMAN: Sure! And afterwards you can stuff the turkey!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Overstuffed, Gluten-Free Humor: John Lustig & Mike Pascale

Art Code: DJP.lk509