Bunk Mates

I turned this image into a fridge magnet for sale at the Prism Comics booth at the San Diego Comic-Con last week.
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But I couldn’t decide what color the background should be. So, before the show, I posted four variations on Facebook and asked friends for their opinions.
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This one above was the favorite, but a strong second was this one with the rust brown background. (See below.)
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And the magnet? It sold well. Thanks for all the help everyone!

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And here’s the original art from 1955:

Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “Ordeal by Fire” from FRANK MERRIWELL AT YALE #1, 1955.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Guy in background is lying on the lower level of a bunk bed. Guy in foreground is taking off his shirt.

GUY IN FOREGROUND: If this is a mistake…let’s make sure it’s a big one!

1955 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Dan McConnell & John Lustig

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Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “Ordeal by Fire” from FRANK MERRIWELL AT YALE #1, 1955.

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Guy in background is lying on the lower level of a bunk bed. Guy in foreground is taking off his shirt.

GUY IN FOREGROUND: If this is a mistake...let’s make sure it’s a big one!

1955 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Dan McConnell & John Lustig

FM1.3.7.7

Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story "Ordeal by Fire" from FRANK MERRIWELL AT YALE #1, 1955.

Sex? The Eternal Optimist!

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Change of Heart” in First Kiss #37, May 1964.

 

Transcript:

WOMAN: Stop asking me out! I’m gay!

MAN: Still? OK, I’ll check back later!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Change of Heart” in First Kiss #37, May 1964.

↓ Transcript
WOMAN: Stop asking me out! I’m gay!

MAN: Still? OK, I’ll check back later!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

37.2.5.2
Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Change of Heart" in First Kiss #37, May 1964.

See Straight?

Pencils by Frank Frazetta from the story “Riddle in the Sawdust” in Circus Comics #1, Winter 1948-49.

 

Transcript:

CROSSED-EYED MAN: I can’t see straight since I met you!

Celebrating Gay Pride month

1948 Pencils: Frank Frazetta Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Pencils by Frank Frazetta from the story “Riddle in the Sawdust” in Circus Comics #1, Winter 1948-49.

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CROSSED-EYED MAN: I can’t see straight since I met you!

Celebrating Gay Pride month

1948 Pencils: Frank Frazetta Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Pencils by Frank Frazetta from the story "Riddle in the Sawdust" in Circus Comics #1, Winter 1948-49.

Being Fabulous

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:

MAN: No! Being fabulous doesn’t mean I’m gay! Sleeping with your dad means I’m gay!

Art: Dick Giordano & possibly Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman

Art Code: 6.1.4.2

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
MAN: No! Being fabulous doesn’t mean I’m gay! Sleeping with your dad means I’m gay!

Art: Dick Giordano & possibly Vince Colletta Color: Allen Freeman

Art Code: 6.1.4.2

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