Focus on Hope

Not sure what Juneteenth is or just want to learn more? One of the Smithsonian museum pages has an excellent, short piece. And for a longer, much more comprehensive overview, try this Wikipedia page.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Our view is from what could be a cave or a home carved out of rock. A window opening has been carved out of the rock and is open to the outside. A bird is perched on the window sill and facing outward.

CAPTION:

“Juneteenth means so much to me.

“It represents the freedom that my ancestors fought so tirelessly for.

“But rather than focusing on the brutalization of my people then and now. I choose to focus
on hope.”

–-Mariah Cooley

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SCENE: Our view is from what could be a cave or a rock house. A window opening has been carved out of the rock and is open to the outside. A bird is perched on the window sill and facing outward.

CAPTION:

“Juneteenth means so much to me.

“It represents the freedom that my ancestors fought so tirelessly for.

“But rather than focusing on the brutalization of my people then and now. I choose to focus
on hope.”

–-Mariah Cooley

Photo: Abhishek Koli

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Quoth the Raven…

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A raven is perched on top of a cross-shaped gravestone in a cemetery. On the gravestone are carved the words “War Dead.”

RAVEN: Nevermore!

Modified by John Lustig from an Unsplash photo by Matthias Mullner

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SCENE: A raven is perched on top of a cross-shaped gravestone in a cemetery. On the gravestone are carved the words "War Dead."

RAVEN: Nevermore!

Modified by John Lustig from an Unsplash photo by Matthias Mullner

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Mom Goes Back to Work

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Make Believe” in First Kiss #7, Feb. 1959. Charlton Comics. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman reading a newspaper.

WOMAN: Good news, Mom! We’re back in show business! The strip club is hiring again!

Happy Mother’s Day!
1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Professional Pole Polisher: John Lustig

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SCENE: Woman reading a newspaper.

WOMAN: Good news, Mom! We’re back in show business! The strip club is hiring again!

Happy Mother’s Day!
1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Professional Pole Polisher: John Lustig

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No Accounting for Taste—or Taxes

Happy Tax Day—courtesy of Mike Pascale and me.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta from the story “Involuntary Bride” from FIRST KISS #40, 1965. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

Transcript:

MAN: Your CPA called! Your taxes are due…today!

WOMAN (hand to forehead as if she has a headache): <Groan!>CPA must stand for Constant Pain in the A**!

CAPTION: **Rhymes with “Class!” But we’re too classy to say it!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Taxing Humor: Mike Pascale & John Lustig

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MAN: Your CPA called! Your taxes are due...today!

WOMAN (hand to forehead as if she has a headache): <Groan!>CPA must stand for Constant Pain in the A**!

CAPTION: **Rhymes with “Class!” But we’re too classy to say it!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Taxing Humor: Mike Pascale & John Lustig

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A Big Easter Surprise

Happy Easter!

Big thanks–even bigger than these monster eggs—to Mike Pascale for the great gag and visual changes to the original art. Now hop to it and think of some more gag, Mr. Pascale. (I’m paying you in Peeps®, of course!)

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art unattributed but possibly by Vince Colletta. From the story “You Can Never Tell” in First Kiss #10, Sept. 1959. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A mother in (an Easter?) dress is with a young girl and boy looking towards a house with at least three giant Easter eggs on the lawn. A pair of bunny rabbits look on.

MOM: Kids, you’re going to need bigger easter baskets!

BUNNY RABBITS: Mrs. Godzilla is such a show-off!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio? Color: Allen Freeman
Eggcellent Humor: Mike Pascale & John Lustig

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SCENE: A mother in (an Easter?) dress is with a young girl and boy looking towards a house with at least three giant Easter eggs on the lawn. A pair of bunny rabbits look on.

MOM: Kids, you’re going to need bigger easter baskets!

BUNNY RABBITS: Mrs. Godzilla is such a show-off!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio? Color: Allen Freeman
Eggcellent Humor: Mike Pascale & John Lustig

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