Art by Dick Giordano

Art by Dick Giordano

Art by Matt Baker

Art by Matt Baker


Once upon a time romance was an incredibly popular genre in comics. Indeed, romance played a key role in saving the comic book industry from financial ruin and bedroom boredom.

On Nov. 21, Last Kiss creator John Lustig will take us back to those days when the number of boys and girls reading comics were roughly equal and romance comics were hot—in more ways than one! Lustig will be the guest speaker at the Cartoonists Northwest (CNW) meeting in Seattle.

A CNW Golden Toonie winner and the writer of decades of humor comics (Last Kiss, Disney, Marvel, and Viz), Lustig is promising a funny and surprising sexy multimedia presentation filled with gorgeous art, beautiful women and outrageous situations.

Lustig will also talk about:

—his career and the funny way romance has shaped his work in comics and gotten him numerous licensing deals.

—how romance comics played a key role in early Marvel superhero comics.

—why romance comics went undercover in the 1970s—but rarely in the bedroom!

—how romance is starting to make a comeback in comics…and why it might matter to you.

DATE and TIME: Saturday, Nov. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Artist & Craftsman Supply
4350 8th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98105
(In the U. District about a block east of I-5)

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Free Parking until 7:30 p.m. at the parking lot across the street from Artist & Craftsman