Memorial Day 2020

I’m dedicating this one to my wife, Shelagh Lustig, and all the other medical personnel who are fighting the good fight.

Art by Vince Colletta from the story “Stars in My Eyes” in Teen Secret Diary #2, Dec. 1959.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Female nurse and male doctor. In the background is a closeup of an American flag.

CAPTION: New war…new heroes!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Female nurse and male doctor. In the background is a closeup of an American flag.

CAPTION: New war...new heroes!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Today's Last Kiss Comic

May the Mask Be With You

Today's Last Kiss Comic

Seriously, wear a mask. Pretend you’re a super villain. (Or a superhero!) A bank robber. The Scarlet Pimpernel. (Or even better, the Daffy Duck version—The Scarlet Pumpernickel!) Whatever.
But wear a d*mn mask!

Something new!

Today, I don’t have any original art to share. So I thought it’d be fun to share an alternative version of today’s comic.

It’s not unusual for me to go through several different gags (and sometimes images) before I settle on what I like best. This one was vary close to what I wanted.
Heck, maybe this one should’ve been the one I went with. It’s always hard to say.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Darth Vader with a starry, space background.

CAPTION: Wearing a mask doesn’t make you evil. But not wearing one…might!

CAPTION: May the Fourth Be With You!

Alternative Image:

Be like Darth Vader! Always wear a mask!

 

 

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Transcript:

SCENE: Darth Vader with a starry, space background.

CAPTION: Wearing a mask doesn’t make you evil. But not wearing one…might!

CAPTION: May the Fourth Be With You!

Seedy Sex?

My thanks to Mike Pascale for the (sap-free!) Arbor Day gag and art changes. If you’re on Facebook interested in more of Mike’s humor—especially if you’re a sports fan—check out his Seahawks football webcomic Game Buzz.

Vintage art & text.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “A Moment to Remember” in FIRST KISS #21, 1962.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SLEEZY MAN IN FRONT OF A TREE HOLDING A SEED IN ONE HAND: Hey babe! Wanna help me plant my seed?

WOMAN: Sure! Jump in a hole and I’ll bury you!

Happy Arbor Day!
Arboreal Humor & Artistic Mayhem: Mike Pascale
1962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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SLEEZY MAN IN FRONT OF A TREE HOLDING A SEED IN ONE HAND: Hey babe! Wanna help me plant my seed?

WOMAN: Sure! Jump in a hole and I'll bury you!

Happy Arbor Day!
Arboreal Humor & Artistic Mayhem: Mike Pascale
1962 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Last Kiss Comic

Save the Planet…and Me!

Last Kiss Comic

My thanks to Mike Pascale for the Earth Day gag and art changes!

Vintage art & text.

Art by Art Saaf in the story “My Kind of Love” in Best Romance #5, 1952.

 

Transcript:

Scene: Man embracing and coughing into the face of a woman wearing a protective medical mask.

MAN: It’s Earth Day! <Cough Cough> Let’s save the planet!

WOMAN: Sure! Right after I save myself!

1952 Art: Art Saaf Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Master of Masked Maidens: Mike Pascale

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Scene: Man embracing and coughing into the face of a woman wearing a protective medical mask.

MAN: It’s Earth Day! <Cough Cough> Let's save the planet!

WOMAN: Sure! Right after I save myself!

1952 Art: Art Saaf Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Master of Masked Maidens: Mike Pascale

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Today's Last Kiss

Forbidden Lair

Today's Last Kiss

Original vintage art & text.

Art by Sam Glansman from Kona #1, 1962.

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SCENE: Human skeletons and giant eggs are at the bottom of a rocky cliff. A man is falling from the cliff and on the ledge of the cliff we can see the silhouette of a giant rabbit.

CAPTION: After Easter, have you ever wondered...where the Easter Bunny goes? Some say he has a hidden lair filled with giant, magical eggs that grant wishes! Impossible? Perhaps. But this much we know. Many have searched for the Bunny’s Lair. But none have ever returned--alive!

1962 Art: Sam Glanzman Art Changes: John Lustig

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