Be Glad, Not Sad

To close out Gay Pride month, here’s a new bit of whimsy from Tony Isabella & Diego Jourdan Pereira.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Mike Sekowsky from the story “I Need Your Love” in New Romances #16, June 1953.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman in the foreground looks less than pleased as a woman behind her talks. Further in the background is a man.

WOMAN IN BACKGROUND: Don’t be sad, Jackie. You’re not losing a brother. You’re gaining a sister-in-law…who also likes girls!

CAPTION: Love is love!

1953 Art: Mike Sekowsky Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Woman in the foreground looks less than pleased as a woman behind her talks. Further in the background is a man.

WOMAN IN BACKGROUND: Don't be sad, Jackie. You're not losing a brother. You're gaining a sister-in-law...who also likes girls!

CAPTION: Love is love!

1953 Art: Mike Sekowsky Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Writer: Tony Isabella

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By and Bi

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Surprise Party” in FIRST KISS #40, 1965.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman #1 is smiling as she gets kissed on the cheek by Woman #2.

WOMAN #1 (singing): I get bi…with a little help from my friends!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
New Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Woman #1 is smiling as she gets kissed on the cheek by Woman #2.

WOMAN #1 (singing): I get bi...with a little help from my friends!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
New Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Be Who You Are

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Scene: Rodin's statue The Thinker is in the foreground. In the background are a rainbow and some clouds:

The Thinker: I think I’m gay! Therefore...I am!

CAPTION: Happy Pride Month Be who you are!

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Home on the Strange

Many thanks to Ron Evry and Bruce Simon for permission to use art from one of their fine collections of J.R. Williams’ comics:  Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way – The Poetry of J. R. Williams

Original Art

 

 

Transcript:

Scene: Two cowboys riding their horses slowly by a pond. In the background two rabbits run in a field.

COWBOY #1 (sings): Home, home on the range! where the west is wild! and the sex is strange! Oh, if I had brains,I’d come home from the range…and sing soprano after a sex change!

COWBOY #2 (thinks): *

RABBIT #1 (thinks): **

CAPTION: *Thank God I’m too deaf to hear any of this!

CAPTION: **Run away! Run away!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’sbook:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: The Poetry of J.R. Williams

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Scene: Two cowboys riding their horses slowly by a pond. In the background two rabbits run in a field.

COWBOY #1 (sings): Home, home on the range! where the west is wild! and the sex is strange! Oh, if I had brains,I’d come home from the range...and sing soprano after a sex change!

COWBOY #2 (thinks): *

RABBIT #1 (thinks): **

CAPTION: *Thank God I’m too deaf to hear any of this!

CAPTION: **Run away! Run away!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’sbook:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: The Poetry of J.R. Williams

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Am I Turned On?

Artist unknown, but may be Matt Baker. From the story “Second Best Beau” in Hi-School Romance #75, Nov. 1958.

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN (thinking): Is that a man? or A woman? Am I turned on? Or…no! I’m definitely turned on!

1958 Art: Artist unknown, but might be Matt Baker
Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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WOMAN (thinking): Is that a man? or A woman? Am I turned on? Or…no! I’m definitely turned on!

1958 Art: Artist unknown, but might be Matt Baker
Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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