A Vote from the Vault

Money is important in politics. But there’s something even more powerful. Your vote. My vote. All our votes together are the one thing that politicians can’t ignore. 

So please don’t leave politics up to people like today’s Last Kiss character. Vote.

—John

Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “The Big Meet” in Frank Merriwell at Yale #2, Aug. 1955.

 

Transcription:

MAN IN WHITE SUIT & BOW STRING TIE—HOLDING A WAD OF DOLLAR BILLS: Senator, I found this money in my wallet! Is it yours?

1955 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk404

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MAN IN WHITE SUIT & BOW STRING TIE---HOLDING A WAD OF DOLLAR BILLS: Senator, I found this money in my wallet! Is it yours?

1955 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk404

Hairy Halloween

Hi. No coloring credit this time because I just scanned a print of the original comic and adjusted the color and the art myself. I’ll be using this approach for several of the other Halloween-themed comics coming up. I hope you like the results!  —John

1954 Art: Lee Elias From the cover of Witches Tales #23.

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TRANSCRIPTION:

SCENE: Crazed-looking old man who is wearing a white human uniform (doctor or mortician) is adjusting the hair or wig of a skeleton. The skeleton is smoking a cigarette and admiring himself as he looks into a hand mirror.

CRAZY OLD MAN: Hey, if it works for Trump, it’ll work for you!

SKELETON: Let's make Halloween great again!

1954 Art: Lee Elais From the cover of Witches Tales #23

Time to Clean Up

 

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “His Future Bride” in Brides in Love #10, Nov. 1958.

 

Transcription:

WOMAN (talking to man): You clean up the house! I’ll clean up the world!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk130

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WOMAN (talking to man): You clean up the house! I’ll clean up the world!

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

Art Code: DJP.lk130

No Lie?

Artist unknown. From the story “Green Eyes” in BRIDE’S SECRETS #7, 1955.

Transcript:

MAN (to woman): Everyone knows all those disgusting lies about me…are fake news…told by all my disgusting, fake wives!

1955 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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MAN (to woman): Everyone knows all those disgusting lies about me...are fake news…told by all my disgusting, fake wives!

1955 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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Too Soon or Never?

If you hate this comic then I have fantastic news for you. This is absolutely, positively the last Ronald Rump comic that you’ll ever see.

Probably.

After all, most people see Last Kiss via GoComics, my Last Kiss Facebook page; or via my free mailing list. And I’ll no longer be posting Rump images there—at least during the election.

But I will post links. And if you truly want to see Rump gags then you can follow those links to the images here and elsewhere.

Is this ridiculous and unnecessary? Very possibly.

But I can reluctantly see the point of those who objected to me including politics—however mildly—into my little sex and romance comic. After all, would I have been able to enjoy one of my favorite comics (such as CALVIN AND HOBBES) if it was repeatedly expressing a political view that I hated?

I like to think that I could. But I’ll admit there’d be limits.

(For instance, MEIN KAMP the comic strip—no matter how well it was done.)

So, if you want Rump jokes—and there won’t be a lot of them—you’re going to have to search them out in the future. And, if you do and you get offended, you’ll have no one to blame but…well, let’s be honest. You’ll still probably blame me.

 

  

Transcript:

SCENE: Ronald Rump thinking in front of Mt. Rushmore.

CAPTION: The Secret Life of Ronald Rump

1957 Artist: Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Ronald Rump thinking in front of Mt. Rushmore.

CAPTION: The Secret Life of Ronald Rump

1957 Artist: Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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