Being Me

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “The Hearty Welcomers” in Frank Merriwell at Yale #1, 1955. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Medium close up of a guy.

MAN: At comic cons I don’t have to pretend! I can be who I really am…Jessica Rabbit’s sexier, less bashful sister!

1965 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Figure Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Less Bashful Writer: John Lustig

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SCENE: Medium close up of a guy.

MAN: At comic cons I don’t have to pretend! I can be who I really am…Jessica Rabbit’s sexier, less bashful sister!

1965 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Figure Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Less Bashful Writer: John Lustig

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Sexy Sandwich

Hold the lettuce and tomato. Extra pickles.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “That Lonely Sound” in FIRST KISS #36, Feb. 1964. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A woman is talking with a man. A second man is standing nearby looking on.

WOMAN: You’re between lovers? How come?

MAN: ‘Cause I called dibs on being in the middle!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Charater Color: Allen Freeman
Matchmaker: John Lustig

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SCENE: A woman is talking with a man. A second man is standing nearby looking on.

WOMAN: You’re between lovers? How come?

MAN: ‘Cause I called dibs on being in the middle!

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Charater Color: Allen Freeman
Matchmaker: John Lustig

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Be Happy

If you like today’s Last Kiss comic and you live in southern California then you’re in luck. I turned it—and a bunch of other Last Kiss images—into fridge magnets and tote bags. Prism Comics is selling them at it’s booth at Q Con—a new LGBTQ comic con in LA on Saturday, June 18. Free admission.

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Playin’ It Cool” in FIRST KISS #12, 1960. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN: Gay isn’t a choice…but happy is!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Happy Humor: John Lustig

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WOMAN: Gay isn’t a choice...but happy is!

1960 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Happy Humor: John Lustig

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Smooching Surprise

Original Vintage Art & Text

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

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A man is about to kiss a woman on her neck or ear. The woman looks out at us.

MAN: Wow! The guys were right! Kissing a woman is different!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Different Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Same Ol’ Humor: John Lustig

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SCENE: A man is about to kiss a woman on her neck or ear. The woman looks out at us.

MAN: Wow! The guys were right! Kissing a woman is different!

1965 Art: Vince Colletta Different Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Same Ol’ Humor: John Lustig

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Other Men…or Other Women?

Yes, taken out of context, the original 1960s romance art and dialog (below) may seem really suggestive. But that’s just because you have a dirty mind.

Shame on you!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Suggestive? You bet?
Art by “Chasal” (Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani) from “My Silent Love” in First Kiss #21, July 1961. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN (talking to a man): I like you! You’re not like other men! You’re more like other women!

1961 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Character Color: Allen Freeman
Not Like Other Writers: John Lustig
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WOMAN (talking to a man): I like you! You’re not like other men! You’re more like other women!

1961 Art: Charles Nicholas & Sal Trapani Character Color: Allen Freeman
Not Like Other Writers: John Lustig
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