Gee, our old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days.
And you know who you were then, girls were girls and men were men.
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.
–Theme Song from ALL IN THE FAMILY
“Those Were The Days”
by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse
Art by Vince Colletta Studio from First Kiss #8, 1958.
SCENE: A man and three women are sitting at a table eating.
MAN: It was an “All in the Family” moment! We met when I was dating her brother!
Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
©2013 Last Kiss
Today’s comics is one of several I did for the Northwest Press anthology “Everything That Loves.”
The book is a collection of comic stories about bi-sexuality and sexuality in general that isn’t strictly straight or gay. Frankly, I was surprised at how many of the stories were funny and touching. (No, not that sort of touching—but there’s that too, of course.)
It’s premiering at Comic-Con International this week.
You can pick up a copy at the Prism Comics booth (2144-48) or at my Last Kiss Entertainment booth #2302 where Kevin Boze (another contributor to the book) and I will be signing.
Art by Dick Giordano and Vince Alascia from Frank Merriwell at Yale #1, 1955.
Interior covers for the anthology are a mosaic of Last Kiss images.
There’s about a week to go in the Kickstarter campaign for the Anything That Loves anything. The campaign blew past it’s original $10,000 goal very quickly. (As I write this, it’s raised over $25,000.)
But there are lots of cool goodies available for contributors. Deadline April 29!
Art by Charles Nicholas & Jon D’Agostino from First Kiss #20, 1961.
This is one of several one-panel gags that I wrote for Northwest Press’s forthcoming anthology “Anything That Loves.”
The book is being funded by a Kickstarter campaign that’s going on through Monday Apr 29, 2013 12:00am EDT.
Editor Zan Christensen describes it as “a bold new comics anthology that explores and celebrates the complex world beyond the categories of ‘gay’ and ‘straight.’
“This will be, as far as I know, the first major comics anthology focusing on sexuality outside of “gay” and “straight”. (Bisexual! Pansexual! Omnisexual! Why-are-you-so-obsessed-with-labeling-me-sexual!)”
Contributors include Kevin Boze, Ellen Forney, Erika Moen, Randall Kirby, Roberta Gregory, Stasia Kato and many more.
SCENE: A soldier talks angrily to a civilian man and woman.
SOLDIER: You’re dating? That does it! I’m breaking up with at least one of you!
Art: Charles Nicholas & Jon D’Agostino
Color: Allen Freeman
©2013 Last Kiss Inc
This is one of several gags that I’ve done for the anthology “Anything That Loves.”
The book has some incredibly talented creators (Ellen Forney, Erika Moen, Kevin Boze, Roberta Gregory, Roberta Gregory, Stasia Kato, and more) in the lineup.
And the topic? Well, to quote from the Kickstarter campaign: A bold new comics anthology that explores and celebrates the complex world beyond the categories of “gay” and “straight”.
I normally don’t talk about my sexuality, but here goes. (Prepare to be shocked.)
Yeah, I know what you were thinking. But that’s sort of the point. Most of the time we make assumptions about people’s sexual orientation, but we don’t really know.
Some people don’t fit into our assumptions. And that’s one of things this book explores.
Original art from First Kiss #2, 1958. Click to enlarge.
SCENE: In the foreground we see someone's hand flipping a coin as a woman looks on.
MAN: Heads you’re straight! Tails you’re gay!
WOMAN: But... it keeps landing on its side!
Pencils by Art Cappello Color by Allen Freeman
©2013 Last Kiss Inc