Mother’s Day? So Unfair!

Mother’s Day? So Unfair!

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Artist unknown. From the story "Mary Spratchet" from CRIMES BY WOMEN #5, 1949.

Artist unknown. From the story “Mary Spratchet” from CRIMES BY WOMEN #5, 1949.

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SCENE: Grey-haired, heavyset mother is holding a newspaper---the Dayton City Paper---and is speaking to someone who is offpanel.

MOM: Hey, it's Mother's Day!

Adult Child (from off-panel): And you're just reminding me...now? Thanks a lot, Mom!

Artist unknown Restoration & Color Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Mother Very Superior

Mother Very Superior

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Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "Girl Meets Boy" in FIRST KISS #11, 1952.

 

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SCENE: Young woman and her mother are in a kitchen. The mother is holding a big bowl and is apparently cooking.

YOUNG WOMAN: Oh, Mother, you’re so…

MOTHER: Superior?

Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman

©2015 Last Kiss Inc

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Who’s the Boss

Who’s the Boss

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SCENE: Young woman looks on as a stern, older woman looks back with disapproval.

OLDER WOMAN: I’m a mother! So, I outrank you!
Art: Vernon Green Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
©2015 Last Kiss Inc
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Happy-Not-Mother’s Day

Happy-Not-Mother’s Day

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Meanwhile, back in 1951…
See the original 1951 art and dialogue for today’s Last Kiss webcomic here.

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SCENE: Tough-looking woman who's smoking a cigarette.

WOMAN: Good news! I’m not my mother...yet!

Art: Bill Ward Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

©2014 Last Kiss Inc

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You’re Mom’s Best Gift

You’re Mom’s Best Gift

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Thanks, Mom. I think you’re pretty swell too! Happy Mother’s Day!

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SCENE: A smiling woman holds up a happy baby.

MOM: You're perfect!

BABY (thinks): I know!