And many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for today’s tasty gag!
Inked by Dick Giordano in the story “My Foolish Heart” in FIRST KISS #21, 1961.
SCENE: Man getting a picnic basket out of the truck of a car as a woman looks on.
MAN: As a Vegan, I’m setting the turkey free!
WOMAN: After it’s roasted?
1961 Art: Inked by Dick Giordano Color: Allen Freeman
Calorie-Free-Dialogue and Art Changes: Mike Pascale
Art by Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia from the story “Love Will Point the Way” in FIRST KISS #14, 1960.
SCENE: Man and woman (in an apron) embrace---framed by an opening in a kitchen with pots and pans.
MAN: You’re going to make Thanksgiving great again? How?
WOMAN: I’m ordering out!
1960 Art: Charles Nicholas & Vince Alascia Color: Allen Freeman
Other fun customs from around the world…
—In Upper Crustovia it’s considered bad manners to spit in someone’s drink — while they’re looking.
—In Lower Crustovia it’s considered bad manners to knife someone in the back while they’re spitting in someone’s drink — unless it’s your drink.
—In Still Lower Crustovia it’s considered bad manners to not compliment someone on their knife wounds.
Art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Gay Deception” in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.
SCENE: Three women and a man sitting around a table.
SOUND EFFECT: F-A-A-A-A-R-T
MAN: …and in my country that’s how we compliment the cook!
Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color by Allen Freeman ©2010 Last Kiss Inc
Many thanks to my pal Mike Pascale for today’s Thanksgiving special effects. See below to see how it looked before Mike worked his magic. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Art by the Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Perplexed” in First Kiss #38, 1964.
SCENE: Pilgrim man talking to an Indian/Native American woman as they have drinks.
MAN: You think I’m <hic> drunk...just ‘cause I’m wearing my belt on my head?
WOMAN: No! Because you forgot to wear pants!
Pilgrim-ification: Mike Pascale Extra Stuffing: John Lustig
1964 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Skintones: Allen Freeman
At the risk of being serious, I’ve got to say that I am insanely grateful to everyone who reads Last Kiss. Knowing that so many of you share my twisted sense of humor make it all worthwhile.
I also want to give a big thanks to my Pilgrim-painting pal Mike Pascale for today’s art and the basic idea for the gag. As soon as I read it, I said, “Wow! That’s no turkey!”
Meanwhile, back in 1962…
See the original 1962 art and dialogue for today’s Last Kiss webcomic here.
SCENE: Pilgrim man talking to a Pilgrim woman who has her hand over her face.
PILGRIM MAN: But…you said to “grab a breast!”
PILGRIM WOMAN: I meant the turkey’s…not my sister’s!
Artist Unknown Pilgrim’s Progress: Mike Pascale
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