Glad for you, Dad!

Glad for you, Dad!

Art by Lou Fine from SMASH #26, 1941.

Art by Lou Fine from SMASH #26, 1941.

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BUCKY: Thanks, Dad! Mom says, if you hadn’t made the stork visit her...she’d be married to Uncle Fred! And I’d be my own cousin!

1941 Art: Lou Fine Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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The Temporary Bride

The Temporary Bride

Art by Irv Novick from the story "My Borrowed Kisses" in MY BORROWED KISSES #7, 1952.

Art by Irv Novick from the story “My Borrowed Kisses” in BEST ROMANCE #7, 1952.

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BRIDE: My mom thinks we’ll only last six months!

GROOM: Ha! I say at least a year!

1952 Art: Irv Novick Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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I Forgot to Forget

I Forgot to Forget

Today’s comic is a playful reversal on the following gag:

I forgot to have children

It’s been used on a variety of merchandise over the years. And a lot of people have assumed I wrote it.

Nope. I wish I had.

I hope whomever did create it got fabulously rich—before the image got ripped off, re-drawn and re-used countless times. But, no—it wasn’t me.

However, I thought it was high time that I did my own version—with a bit of a twist, of course.

(Below is the original panel of comic art that I asked Diego Jourdan Pereira to redraw for today’s gag.)

Art by Alice Kirkpatrick from the story "Claimed by the Past" in CINDERELLA LOVE #11, 1952.

Art by Alice Kirkpatrick from the story “Claimed by the Past” in CINDERELLA LOVE #11, 1952.

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SCARF-Wearing WOMAN (who's very upset): Oh, no! I forgot to not have children!

1952 Art: Alice Kirkpatrick Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Mom Dislikes You Best

Mom Dislikes You Best

Welcome (and goodbye) to the family!

Art by John Tartaglione from the story "To Stella with Love" from FIRST KISS #3, 1958.

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “To Stella with Love” from FIRST KISS #3, 1958.

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MAN TO WOMAN: Cheer up! mom doesn’t hate you…as much as my other girlfriends!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Allen Freeman
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Boy Trouble

Boy Trouble

Art by John Tartaglione from the story "Elopement" in FIRST KISS #4, 1958.

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “Elopement” in FIRST KISS #4, 1958.

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ADULT DAUGHTER: Oh, Mom! Were boys this much trouble when you were a girl?

MOTHER: Just the ones I married, Dear!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Dan McConnell

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