Cat Woman

Happy International Cat Day!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Artist unknown. From the story “Deception” in Romantic Marriage #4, 1950. Ziff-Davis. Curious to see more? Click the link to read the entire vintage comic book.

 

Transcript:

DEJECTED BLONDE WOMAN: At least my cats love me!
1950 Artist Unknown Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Real Cool Cat: John Lustig
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Romantic Marriage #4 (Ziff-Davis Publications) 1950

 

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DEJECTED BLONDE WOMAN: At least my cats love me!
1950 Artist Unknown Restoration & Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Real Cool Cat: John Lustig
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Romantic Marriage #4 (Ziff-Davis Publications) 1950

Dog Walking for Sexcess

A new Last Kiss by Tony Isabella & Diego Jourdan Pereira!

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Art Cappello for the cover of Romantic Story #128, 1973. Sorry, no link this time. The original issue isn’t online.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Young woman looking off-panel at something. One of her arms is extended in the same direction off panel–as if she’s being pulled by something.

TITLE: Dog Walking for Sexcess

CAPTION: Dress cute and sexy for the dog park.

Sneakers instead of high heels.

Your dogs are eager to sniff butts…

…and will drag you there.

You want well-heeled older gents…

…to be checking out your butt…

…not your bruised knees!

A girl must think about her future.

1973 Art: Art Cappello Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Young woman looking off-panel at something. One of her arms is extended in the same direction off panel--as if she's being pulled by something.

TITLE: Dog Walking for Sexcess

CAPTION: Dress cute and sexy for the dog park.

Sneakers instead of high heels.

Your dogs are eager to sniff butts...

...and will drag you there.

You want well-heeled older gents...

...to be checking out your butt...

...not your bruised knees!

A girl must think about her future.

1973 Art: Art Cappello Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira Writer: Tony Isabella

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Christmas Exhausts Me

Christmas is almost here. I wonder if it’s too late to start shopping.

 

 

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: An exhausted, small dog wearing a reindeer headband is sleeping—or at least has their eyes closed.

CAPTION #1: Christmas is coming! I’m so excited!

CAPTION #2: But first…a nap!

CAPTION #3: Dog tired? It happens to the best of us!

Photo: Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash Dialogue: John Lustig

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SCENE: An exhausted, small dog wearing a reindeer headband is sleeping---or at least has their eyes closed.

CAPTION #1: Christmas is coming! I’m so excited!

CAPTION #2: But first…a nap!

CAPTION #3: Dog tired? It happens to the best of us!

Photo: Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash Dialogue: John Lustig

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Mistletoe Bliss

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Vince Colletta Studio in the story “Made for Romance” in FIRST KISS #4, 1958. Click link to read the entire issue of the original comic–for free.

Note: The expression on the woman’s face in the original art didn’t match the gag. So I replaced her face with another image of her from elsewhere in the story. With Photoshop almost all things are possible!

 

 

 

Transcript:

WOMAN talking while she thinks about—seen in a thought balloon—herself kissing a man. In the background is a green mistletoe pattern.

WOMAN: I hung mistletoe in every room. So, Merry Christmas to me!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Character Color: Allen Freeman
Writer: John Lustig
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WOMAN talking while she thinks about---seen in a thought balloon---herself kissing a man. In the background is a green mistletoe pattern.

WOMAN: I hung mistletoe in every room. So, Merry Christmas to me!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Character Color: Allen Freeman
Writer: John Lustig
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Leap of Faith–Plus Tony Isabella’s 70th Birthday

Please join me in saying Happy Birthday to frequent Last Kiss contributor and living legend Tony Isabella. He turns 70 on Dec. 22!

Tony must’ve started writing comics when he was a mere embryo because 70 years doesn’t seem long enough for his impressive list of credits. He’s worked for every major comic book company and been an innovator in this business (whenever his publishers have been wise enough to let him.)

I’m a longtime fan of his work (and his sense of humor.) So I’m thrilled to have him help write Last Kiss.

Although today’s gag wasn’t written by Tony, I’ll be posting two of his Last Kiss comics next week. Thanks, Tony!

 

 

 

Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Cat looking up at a Christmas tree.

CAT: This year I’m reaching the top…in one leap! Christmas Star…you’re mine!

Photo: Laura Adai on Unsplash
Dialogue: John Lustig

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SCENE: Cat looking up at a Christmas tree.

CAT: This year I’m reaching the top...in one leap! Christmas Star…you’re mine!

Photo: Laura Adai on Unsplash
Dialogue: John Lustig

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