Strange Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Few pieces of Last Kiss art have been used as much—and have evolved as much—as the art in today’s comic. Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for continuing to find new ways to tweak and transform this vintage panel.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Hope Never Dies” in FIRST KISS #29, 1962.

 

 

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SCENE: Two flying cupids (with bows and arrows) talk in the foreground while in the background a man and a woman kiss. Both the man and the woman have arrows sticking out of their backs,

CUPID #1: You made a Democrat and a Republican fall in love? Amazing!

CUPID #2: And for my next trick…I’m gonna change my own diaper!

1962 Baby Art: Vince Colletta Studio Cupidization & Flying Fun: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Two flying cupids (with bows and arrows) talk in the foreground while in the background a man and a woman kiss. Both the man and the woman have arrows sticking out of their backs,

CUPID #1: You made a Democrat and a Republican fall in love? Amazing!

CUPID #2: And for my next trick…I’m gonna change my own diaper!

1962 Baby Art: Vince Colletta Studio Cupidization & Flying Fun: Mike Pascale

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Menor, Ah Amour

My thanks to Merry Mike Pascale (Last Kiss’s Master of haberdashery) for the addition of the snazzy yarmulke.

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “My Confidence Man” in FIRST KISS #5, 1958.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Man wearing a yarmulke, kissing a woman.

WOMAN (thinking): he can light my menorah anytime!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Yarmulke Salesman: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Man wearing a yarmulke, kissing a woman.

WOMAN (thinking): he can light my menorah anytime!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Yarmulke Salesman: Mike Pascale

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Christmas Amnesia

She’s bad at being good, but so good at being bad…

Happy Holidays from me—and Last Kiss artists (and terrific guys) Mike Pascale and Diego Jourdan Pereira.

Art by Bill Ward in “Rapture at Homecoming Time” from DIARY LOVES #8, 1951.

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Distraught woman thinking. Christmas tree in background.

WOMAN: I always forget which is better…naughty or nice?

Art: Bill Ward Re-ink & Initial Color: Diego J. Pereira
Christmas Colors & Background: Mike Pascale

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SCENE: Distraught woman thinking. Christmas tree in background.

WOMAN: I always forget which is better…naughty or nice?

Art: Bill Ward Re-ink & Initial Color: Diego J. Pereira
Christmas Colors & Background: Mike Pascale

©2014 Last Kiss Inc
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Today's Comic: Mindless Sex?

Mindless Sex

Today's Comic: Mindless Sex?

I thoroughly enjoyed working on today’s comic with my pal Mike Pascale. Mike approached me years ago about modifying some of my romance art for new Halloween gags. And from that has sprung a fun-filled tradition of working on most holiday gags together—with Mike making the art fit the gag. Thanks, Mike!

Original art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Change of Heart” in FIRST KISS #37, 1964.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman is dancing with the Headless Horseman.

CAPTION: Darla loved dating the Headless Horseman…at first! He was a great listener! So modest! No swollen head! But soon she had doubts. Even…dread! Would the sex be mindless? Did he give good…bed? Suddenly Darla felt like she was in over her head!

WOMAN (thinking): He hasn’t said a word all night! is it my breath?

1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
Mad Modifications & Heady Humor: Mike Pascale

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Transcript:

SCENE: Woman is dancing with the Headless Horseman.

CAPTION: Darla loved dating the Headless Horseman...at first! He was a great listener! So modest! No swollen head! But soon she had doubts. Even...dread! Would the sex be mindless? Did he give good…bed? Suddenly Darla felt like she was in over her head!

WOMAN (thinking): He hasn’t said a word all night! is it my breath?



1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio
Mad Modifications & Heady Humor: Mike Pascale

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Egg-citing

Happy Easter from me and my pal (and frequent Last Kiss collaborator) Mike Pascale.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Gay Deception” in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman talking to someone who is wearing a bunny costume.

WOMAN: At last! Sex worth dye-ing for!

1959 Art (featuring woman): Vince Colletta Studio
Director of Bunny Couture: Mike Pascale

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Gay Deception” in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.

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SCENE: Woman talking to someone who is wearing a bunny costume.

WOMAN: At last! Sex worth dye-ing for!

1959 Art (featuring woman): Vince Colletta Studio
Director of Bunny Couture: Mike Pascale

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "The Gay Deception" in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.

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