A Novel Wedding

Art by John Tartaglione from the story “Dear Jilted” in BRIDES IN LOVE #8, 1958. Click image to enlarge.

Transcript:

SCENE: Bride and groom kissing.

BRIDE (thinking): This’ll make a great scene in my book!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Bride and groom kissing.

BRIDE (thinking): This’ll make a great scene in my book!

1958 Art: John Tartaglione Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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My Pulsing Passion

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “Party Girl” in FIRST KISS #4, 1958.

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman smiles and talks as someone reads a book.

WOMAN: I changed some names! But all the orgasms are real!

TITLE ON BOOK COVER: Tempest Von Tramp’s Pulsing Passion

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Woman smiles and talks as someone reads a book.

WOMAN: I changed some names! But all the orgasms are real!

TITLE ON BOOK COVER: Tempest Von Tramp's Pulsing Passion

1958 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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A Writer’s Date Night

Artist unknown (although it might be Alice Kirkpatrick.) ALL ROMANCES #2, 1949.

I know this is obvious, but in the original art, those strange, shadowy images on the woman’s arm and face aren’t tattoos. They’re images from the other side of the page that bled through when the cover was scanned. On the other hand, if you’re into tattoos…then they’re tattoos!

Transcript:

SCENE: A red-headed woman has her arms around a young man and is staring at him with adoration.

WOMAN: My main character is a writer who can’t get laid! Until one special night…very much like this one!

1949 Artist Unknown (although it might be Alice Kirkpatrick.) Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: A red-headed woman has her arms around a young man and is staring at him with adoration.

WOMAN: My main character is a writer who can’t get laid! Until one special night...very much like this one!

1949 Artist Unknown (although it might be Alice Kirkpatrick.) Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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So Rich, So Famous, So…Me

I’m finally back from the RT Booklovers Convention in Atlanta where I had so much fun that it should’ve been illegal. (But fortunately wasn’t!)

I premiered today’s comic at the con where it was a big hit with many of the authors (surprise) who visited my sales table. I’ll post photos from the con in a few days. Luckily, most of ’em aren’t too incriminating!

—John

 

1948 artist unknown. From America’s Best Comics #28.

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman jflopping into a chair with excitement.

WOMAN: Whee! I wrote a book! Now I’ll be rich and famous!

1948 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Woman jflopping into a chair with excitement.

WOMAN: Whee! I wrote a book! Now I’ll be rich and famous!

1948 Artist Unknown Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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My Hero?

Art by the Iger Studio from the story “Censored” in ALL TRUE ROMANCE #2, 1951.

Transcript:

SCENE: Blonde woman embraces a man while she holds a book.

WOMAN: Darling, of course, the hero in my book is based on you!

WOMAN (thinking): But, so is the villain!

1951 Art by the Iger Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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SCENE: Blonde woman embraces a man while she holds a book.

WOMAN: Darling, of course, the hero in my book is based on you!

WOMAN (thinking): But, so is the villain!

1951 Art by the Iger Studio Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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