Happy Santa sightings and holiday joy from me, Mike Pascale and Diego Jourdan Pereira! —John Lustig
1953 Artist: Tom Feelings. From the story “Blues” in ALL TRUE ROMANCE #14.
SCENE: Santa's in a doorway looking abashed as a woman changing her clothes in the room yells at him.
WOMAN: I don’t care if you’re a saint, Nick! You're on my naughty list!
1953 Art: Tom Feelings Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Santa-fication & Holiday Miracles: Mike Pascale
Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for today’s “tasteful” gag!
1962 artist unknown. From the story “The Love that Failed” in FIRST KISS #25.
SCENE: Elf (or man made up as one) talks to woman dressed as Mrs. Claus who is holding her head in her hand in despair.
ELF: You mean I was supposed to feed the reindeer...and cook the turkey?
1962 Artist Unknown Holiday Magic & Elfish Wit: Mike Pascale
And many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for today’s tasty gag!
Inked by Dick Giordano in the story “My Foolish Heart” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.
SCENE: Man getting a picnic basket out of the truck of a car as a woman looks on.
MAN: As a Vegan, I’m setting the turkey free!
WOMAN: After it’s roasted?
1961 Art: Inked by Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman
Calorie-Free-Dialogue and Art Changes: Mike Pascale
Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Love Will Point the Way” in FIRST KISS #14, 1960.
SCENE: Man and woman (in an apron) embrace---framed by an opening in a kitchen with pots and pans.
MAN: You’re going to make Thanksgiving great again? How?
WOMAN: I’m ordering out!
1960 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman
Don’t be a brainless zombie. Vote!!!
Courtesy of Mike Pascale and me.
Art by John Tartaglione from the story “To Stella with Love” in FIRST KISS #3, 1958.
SCENE: Woman looking back over her shoulder at a moaning zombie guy.
WOMAN: Sorry, I’m using mine to vote!
1958 Art: John Tartaglione Non-Zombie Color: Allen Freeman
Zombification & Dead-On Dialogue: Mike Pascale