During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the easiest place to find me will be Prism Comics. The Prism booth is #2144 in Hall C. I’ll be signing almost everything anyone sets in front of me—except blank checks!—and selling lots of new Last Kiss goodies.
Here are the times I’ll be in Prism’s Booth #2144:
Thursday, July 19, 1-3 p.m.
Friday, July 20, 12-2 p.m.
Saturday, July 21, 12-2 p.m.
Sunday, July 22, 1-3 p.m. (And maybe a bit longer!)
World Famous Comics:
I’ll also be bopping in at the World Famous Comics (Booth #5560 in Hall G) at least once a day where I’ve also got some fun, new Last Kiss goodies for sale. No set times for that, though. So, if you want to reach me at end of the building, ask or leave a message with one of the incredibly talented World Famous folks: Justin Chung, Spencer Brinkerhoff III, and Kristy & Brian Miller.
My Last Kiss e-book collections are on sale for only $1.40 each. Each themed collection features many of my best Last Kiss comics—plus commentaries and samples of the original 1950s-’60s art.
Yes, I’m going to the San Diego Comic-Con (July 18-22) again this year! I don’t have a schedule yet for when you can find me. But I’ll visiting both the World Famous Comics booth (#5560) and the Prism Comics booth (#2144) each day. And both are selling my Last Kiss goodies. I’ll be doing at least two signings at the Prism Comics booth.
More details as soon as I know ’em! —John Lustig
I first attended the San Diego Comic-Con—now renamed “Comic-Con International—in 1974. And I’ve gone most years since then.
But I’m skipping the con this year.
Instead, I’m staying home to work on a book. I’m not ready to talk about the book yet. (Call it the “Mystery Project” for now.) But I’m tremendously excited about it. And, in order to find time to write it, I need to cut something from my schedule. So <Sob!> I’m cutting Comic-Con this year.
Next year, though, I plan to be back!
For the third time in four years, I’ll have a vendor’s table at the RT Booklover’s Convention. This time the con (for romance writer’s and fans) will be in Atlanta. This’ll be my first visit to Atlanta. So when not at the con, I’ll be touristing the heck out of the city!
Earlier this week I posted a Last Kiss comic that used art from the opening panel of “The Gay Deception.” Although I’ve posted individual panels from this story several times, I got an interesting response this time. I started getting requests from fans who wanted to read the whole story.
Originally drawn by the Vince Colletta Studio for FIRST KISS #8 (1959), this tale was almost certainly written by Joe Gill and it has a plot that has repeatedly shown up in romance comics and rom-com movies through the ages: The fake date! Or is it really a fake?
So here it is. I hope you enjoy it. Please double click the images to enlarge them.
On Nov. 7 I had my brain reamed out. Or, at least, that’s what it felt like.
I had septoplasty—a surgery to fix my deviated septum and enlarge my nasal passages. Now that sounds complicated. But really it’s a simple procedure requiring a sledgehammer and a drill bit big enough to unclog a storm sewer.
After my nasty nasals were straightened and cleared, two plastic stints (three to four inches long—no exaggeration) were inserted into my nose and the airway beyond to keep things in place.
A week later, the stints were removed. But by then I’d developed an allergic reaction to the post-op antibiotic I was on . The result—a massive rash over most of my body.
The rash is now gone. And the stints are out. But, until the swelling goes down, I won’t really know if I’m breathing better and if it was all worth it.
On the plus side, though, my pal Mark Monlux did the above comic for me.
What makes it so perfect is that—like Kathy Bates (in the movie MISERY)—my wife Shelagh is a nurse. Fortunately, I received much better care from my live-in nurse than James Caan did in that movie.