Art by Lou Fine from SMASH #26, 1941.
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
Art by Irv Novick from the story “My Borrowed Kisses” in BEST ROMANCE #7, 1952.
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
Today’s comic is a playful reversal on the following gag:
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.
SCARF-Wearing WOMAN (who's very upset): Oh, no! I forgot to not have children!
1952 Art: Alice Kirkpatrick Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Welcome (and goodbye) to the family!
Art by John Tartaglione from the story “To Stella with Love” from FIRST KISS #3, 1958.
MAN TO WOMAN: Cheer up! mom doesn’t hate you…as much as my other girlfriends!
1958 Art: John Tartaglione Color: Allen Freeman
Art by John Tartaglione from the story “Elopement” in FIRST KISS #4, 1958.
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