Father’s Day? Dance!

I’m making a temporary tweak to my usual Monday-Wednesday-Friday comics schedule. There won’t be a Monday comic so that I can actually run this Father’s Day gag on…Father’s Day.

Yes,  I know it’s shocking concept. But  I thought I’d give it a try.

Happy Father’s Day to me—and all the other dads out there!

Art by Dick Giordano from Romantic Story #70, Jan. 1964.

The cover teaser caption in the upper-left hand corner is impossible to read here, but it says: The date for my marriage to Chet Dillman was set! I loved Chet and wanted to be his wife, but…I was determined to have one last fling!

 

Transcript:

Scene: Man and woman dancing joyously.

MAN: You’re pregnant?

WOMAN: Yup! Happy Father’s Day!

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Dick Giordano from Romantic Story #70, Jan. 1964.

 

 

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Scene: Man and woman dancing joyously.

MAN: You’re pregnant?

WOMAN: Yup! Happy Father's Day!

1964 Art: Dick Giordano Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Dick Giordano from Romantic Story #70, Jan. 1964.


The Expectant Father’s Club

Art by Jack Keller from the story “World Champion” in Teenage Hotrodders #7, May 1964. (Published in color, but scanned here from the black & white photostats.)

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Three men drinking booze, celebrating, smiling and laughing.

MAN #1: Who says being a parent is hard? Not us!
MAN: #2: Getting our wives pregnant was was easy! Happy Father’s Day to us!

CAPTION: First and last meeting of the Expectant Father’s Carefree Fun Club

1964 Art: Jack Keller Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Jack Keller from the story “World Champion” in Teenage Hotrodders #7, May 1964. (Published in color, but scanned here from the black & white photostats.)

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Three men drinking booze, celebrating, smiling and laughing.

MAN #1: Who says being a parent is hard? Not us!
MAN: #2: Getting our wives pregnant was was easy! Happy Father’s Day to us!

CAPTION: First and last meeting of the Expectant Father’s Carefree Fun Club

1964 Art: Jack Keller Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Art by Jack Keller from the story "World Champion" in Teenage Hotrodders #7, May 1964. (Published in color, but scanned here from the black & white photostats.)

If Only it Was this Easy–and Safe

I like writing holiday-themed humor. But none is harder than Memorial Day.
So, I was happy when I found this old comic book cover art. Even in 1943, it was a sweetly naive, childish view of war. But sometimes reality is a little too real to bear.
 Happy Memorial Day!

Art by Al Plastino from 4Most Vol. 2, #4, Fall 1943.

 

Transcript:

Two boys firing a sling shot and throwing a stone at pumpkins made up to look like Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Emperor Michinomiya Hirohito.

Caption: If only it was this easy! Memorial Day

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Art by Al Plastino from 4Most Vol. 2, #4, Fall 1943.

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Caption: If only it was this easy! Memorial Day

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Art by Al Plastino from 4Most Vol. 2, #4, Fall 1943.

Egg-citing

Happy Easter from me and my pal (and frequent Last Kiss collaborator) Mike Pascale.

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

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman talking to someone who is wearing a bunny costume.

WOMAN: At last! Sex worth dye-ing for!

1959 Art (featuring woman): Vince Colletta Studio
Director of Bunny Couture: Mike Pascale

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

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SCENE: Woman talking to someone who is wearing a bunny costume.

WOMAN: At last! Sex worth dye-ing for!

1959 Art (featuring woman): Vince Colletta Studio
Director of Bunny Couture: Mike Pascale

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

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Bunny Power

Happy early Easter from me and my pal Mike Pascale (bunny artist supreme.)

Artist Unknown. From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25, 1962

 

Transcript:

GUY IN BUNNY SUIT: You dated the Energizer Bunny! So I thought…

WOMAN HOLDING HER HAND OVER HER FACE: You’d give me a buzz? I’m shocked!

1962 Artist Unknown
Bunny Costumer Supreme: Mike Pascale

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Artist Unknown. From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25, 1962

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GUY IN BUNNY SUIT: You dated the Energizer Bunny! So I thought…

WOMAN HOLDING HER HAND OVER HER FACE: You’d give me a buzz? I’m shocked!

1962 Artist Unknown
Bunny Costumer Supreme: Mike Pascale

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Artist Unknown. From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25, 1962