My thanks to mischievous Mike Pascal for the great gag. And for the art my gratitude and kudos go to Allen Freeman.

Allen was the first artist I ever hired to color Last Kiss. And this sexy pinup was one of the rare times Allen drew something completely new for me instead of just coloring or re-inking a pre-existing comic. I’ve used the art (with different gags) several times over the years. And expect I’ll use it again in the future. For some reason, it’s been very popular with readers.

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SCENE: Beautiful woman dressed in skimpy, sexy Santa costume.

WOMAN: Only ten days ‘til you should buy me at least ten more gifts!

Art Abundant & Colors Colossal: Allen Freeman
Gags Galore: Mike Pascale Letters Limited: John Lustig