by John | May 28, 2023 | Uncategorized
SCENE: Young girl with flowers in a cemetery.
CAPTION: For war to disappear, men would have to become either cowards or wise.
CAPTION: Have a peaceful Memorial Day!
by John | Apr 8, 2023 | Uncategorized
Happy Easter from my frequent partner in comic book mirth Mike Pascale and me!
I should point out that the credits don’t tell the whole story here. Allen Freeman did color the woman in this image. But Mike Pascale colored everything else and significantly modified the art from its original romance comic look.
Original Vintage Art & Text
Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Gay Deception” in First Kiss #8, 1959. Published by Charlton.
Curious to see more? Click this link to read the entire vintage comic book for free. This panel is from Page 12 of ComicBookPlus.com’s presentation of the comic. The story begins on Page 3.
SCENE: A large, humanoid Easter Bunny has his back turned to us and is facing his wife (Mrs. Bunny.) In the background on shelves are a large number of Easter baskets. In each basket there's one Easter egg and one dollar.
MRS. BUNNY: See? our investments are safe! I made sure we don’t have all our eggs in one basket!
EASTER BUNNY (thinking): <Groan> This is what I get for marrying a beach bunny!
1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman
Eggcellent Humor: Mike Pascale & John Lustig
by John | Apr 4, 2023 | Uncategorized
Original Vintage Art & Text
Curious to see more? Click this link to read the entire vintage comic book for free. This panel is from Page 31 of ComicBookPlus.com’s presentation of the comic. The story begins on Page 26.
SCENE: Young woman with yellow and pink hair crying, with her hands covering her face.
CAPTION: At first, Ella was egg-cited! Surely she’d meet some-bunny special at the Easter party! But Ella’s fragile, emotional shell cracked when she realized that...even though she was a good egg, she’d never get laid!
1952 Art: Nina Albright Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Rotten Egg: John Lustig
by John | Apr 2, 2023 | Uncategorized
Daffy, it’s definitely Rabbit Season…
YOUNG WOMAN IN A PLAYBOY BUNNY-TYPE SUIT, HOLDING A BASKET OF EASTER EGGS: Wow! You’re right. This is more fun when I don’t scramble them!
Art: A.I. Magic Egg-Head Writer: John Lustig
by John | Feb 19, 2023 | Uncategorized
Happy Presidents’ Day!
I know George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are the presidents usually associated with this holiday. But I wanted to do something different. And I really like this quote by F.D.R.
Adapted from a photo by Jessica Tan on Unsplash.
CAPTION: Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
--Franklin D. Roosevelt
Adapted from a photo by Jessica Tan.
Happy Presidents’ Day