Veteran’s Day Thanks

Sincere thanks and a digital smoosh to the roughly 20 million U.S. veterans who’ve served—often at great risk and sacrifice.

Art by Lee Elias from First Love Illustrated #35, Dec. 1953.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Young woman kissing a sailor on Veteran’s Day.

WOMAN (thinking): One vet thanked! 20 million to go!

1953 Art: Lee Elias Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk484

Art by Lee Elias from First Love Illustrated #35, Dec. 1953.

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SCENE: Young woman kissing a sailor on Veteran's Day.

WOMAN (thinking): One vet thanked! 20 million to go!

1953 Art: Lee Elias Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk484

Art by Lee Elias from First Love Illustrated #35, Dec. 1953.

No Labor on Labor Day

Today’s comic was a labor of laughs with my pal Mike Pascale. Thanks for making this comic so easy, Mike! It’s almost like I’m on holiday!

Art by Dick Giordano from the story “The Proposal” in First Kiss #31, 1963.

 

TRANSCRIPT:

SCENE: Woman confronts a very nervous man.

WOMAN: Can’t you create at least one funny Labor Day comic?

MAN: No, it’s too much work!

1963 Art: Dick Giordano Blood, Sweat & Humor: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 31.1.3.2

 

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SCENE: Woman confronts a very nervous man.

WOMAN: Can’t you create at least one funny Labor Day comic?

MAN: No, it’s too much work!

1963 Art: Dick Giordano Blood, Sweat & Humor: Mike Pascale

Art Code: 31.1.3.2




Easter Fools Day

Happy Easter & Happy Fools Day from me and my pal Mike Pascale!

1962 artist unknown. From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25.

 

Transcript:

WOMAN (with hand covering face) Easter and April Fool’s Day should never be on the same date!

NAKED GUY WITH BUNNY HEADGEAR: Wanna April Fool around?

1962 Artist Unknown Bunny Wrangler: Mike Pascale

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WOMAN (with hand covering face) Easter and April Fool’s Day should never be on the same date!

NAKED GUY WITH BUNNY HEADGEAR: Wanna April Fool around?

1962 Artist Unknown Bunny Wrangler: Mike Pascale

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Christmas Cat Traditions

I had a cat who used to do this—every Christmas. <Sigh> Sometimes several times a Christmas—fortunately never when we had presents under the tree.

Thanks and many helpings of eggnog to my pal Mike Pascale for revamping Diego’s art to give it a Christmas theme!

Artist unknown. From the story “Chip on Her Shoulder” in Ten-Story Love #196, 1954.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman looking at a cat who is wearing a Santa hat. Behind them is a Christmas tree.

WOMAN: Ugh! You peed under the tree–again!

CAT (thinking): It’s my favorite Christmas tradition!

1954 Artist Unknown Recreation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Feline Fashion & Eggnog Expert: Mike Pascale

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Artist unknown. From the story “Chip on Her Shoulder” in Ten-Story Love #196, 1954.

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SCENE: Woman looking at a cat who is wearing a Santa hat. Behind them is a Christmas tree.

WOMAN: Ugh! You peed under the tree--again!

CAT (thinking): It’s my favorite Christmas tradition!

1954 Artist Unknown Recreation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Feline Fashion & Eggnog Expert: Mike Pascale

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Artist unknown. From the story "Chip on Her Shoulder" in Ten-Story Love #196, 1954.

Santa’s Other Toy Department

I can’t remember which one of us wrote the gag, but the elfish revamp (piercings and more!) of the original romance art was all done by my pal Mike Pascale. Thanks, Mike.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “His Future Bride” in BRIDES IN LOVE #10, 1958.

 

Transcript:

SEXY FEMALE CHRISTMAS ELF WITH PIERCINGS: At last! Santa’s transferring me to the ADULT toy department!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereirara
Elfin Makeover and Piercing Pioneer: Mike Pascale

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “His Future Bride” in BRIDES IN LOVE #10, 1958.

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SEXY FEMALE CHRISTMAS ELF WITH PIERCINGS: At last! Santa’s transferring me to the ADULT toy department!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereirara
Elfin Makeover and Piercing Pioneer: Mike Pascale

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "His Future Bride" in BRIDES IN LOVE #10, 1958.

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