Thursday, January 22, 2009

Last Kiss

John Lustig's Last Kiss Comics have been entertaining me for the past year. I came across his booth at NYCC last year and got the cutest tote bag adorned with one of his sassy, vintage comics. I signed up for the mailing list and once a week I crack a smile, or even laugh out loud when his comic graces my inbox.

"Last Kiss" was originally "First Kiss," a Charleton Comics romance series from the late 1950s. Lustig bought the rights to the series and in 2000 renamed the comic "Last Kiss," and started reproducing the series with updated punchy dialogue.

This week the franchise grows from merchandise and a newsletter, to a reformated website with blog and a syndication on GoComics.com. Take a minute and browse the archives, I guarantee they will bring a smile to your face.

Some of my past favorites:



4 comments:

Continually Spicy said...

John is a class act and one of the nicest people in the world! We are very lucky, he's local so we get to see him fairly often. One of those rare talents that when you finally meet them you just want to support them even more.

D0nnaTr0y said...

That's so great to hear! There's nothing worse than meeting (or hearing about)an artistic hero and finding them to be douchey. Which is, of course, totally their right, but it's not as cool. So glad to hear the great comments about John!

The Nerdy Bird said...

A quickie in Queens. Haha, I like that.

Continually Spicy said...

Yeah, everyonce in a while you meet a creator on a bad day, and like you say, it's their right to be however they want. And who knows what kind of day they have been having. But geez, does that encounter stink up your perception of them and their work.

Sometimes I wonder if John is secretly an evil Skrull or something. But nope, just that dang nice.