'Last Kiss' Presents the Top 10 Comics to celebrate 10 Years on GoComics!by Charlie Upchurch
John Lustig of Last Kiss shares his thoughts on his irreverent and charming comic strip's 10-year anniversary on GoComics! Enjoy the hand-picked best jokes from the last ten years, as well as John's commentary on how the strip has grown and changed over the years.
"This is the real reason you need to take care of your teeth. Remember to floss and brush," John said. "For some reason, this image is very popular with dentists!"
"This is my personal motto. It should be yours too."
"Often, there’s a big difference between what people actually think and what they think they should be thinking. At least, that’s what I think."
"Vintage romance comics are typically told from a woman’s viewpoint. So, I tried to do the same when I started Last Kiss. Eventually, I started exploring all sorts of perspectives. I think that’s made Last Kiss more interesting. I know it’s made me a better writer — and hopefully a better person."
"Is this heartwarming? Snarky? Or just good advice? Maybe it’s a little of all three."
"Women (and some guys), if you were a superhero — particularly one who can fly — would you wear a short skirt? I wouldn’t. But that’s just me. You go ahead. I’m sure you’ll be very popular. (Obviously this is one of those rare times I’ve used public domain art from a non-romance comic.)"
"Allen Freeman was my first colorist on Last Kiss. (Before that I did all the coloring myself.) Eventually, though, Allen left Last Kiss and became a professional photographer — often of beautiful models. Occasionally — usually for a holiday — I dialogue one or more of his photos."
"It’s always important to know what not to wear — especially when you’re reading Last Kiss."
"Most of my collaborations with Mike Pascale aren’t this gory. But I wanted to include this one — which involved Mike transforming romance art into zombie art — because it showed up as a poster in an episode of The Big Bang Theory. (I’ve had Last Kiss art appear on several TV shows. Always fun — at least for me.)"
"On GoComics, Last Kiss has mostly been a one-panel series. But for variety’s sake, on Fridays I recently started running some of my old, multi-panel comics from Comics Buyer’s Guide. I don’t know how long I’ll keep running them, but this Stan Lee-themed one was particularly popular."