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Dottie Wins Ribbon of “Honor” at Quilt Extravaganza

"Dottie's Lament" by Sue Bower won an honorable mention at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

“Dottie’s Lament” by Sue Bower won an honorable mention at the 2016 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

A few months back I announced that Sue Bower took a panel of art from the First Kiss comic book series (with my permission) and turned it into a quilt. A professional quilter, Sue used the art, but came up with new dialogue—very much in the spirit of Last Kiss.

I just learned that Sue’s “Dottie’s Lament” received an honorable mention ribbon at the 2016 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza. Congrats, Sue.

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A New Carl Barks Story—by Me & Daan Jippes

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Since the legendary Carl Barks died in 2000, you might wonder…

How did Daan Jippes and I collaborate with Barks on a new story, “Gyro’s Manager” that was published by IDW just a few weeks ago in Uncle Scrooge #17?

Well, it turns out that Carl left behind a few partially completed stories. And, I’m happy to say, I’ve gotten to complete several of them for my publisher Egmont. “Gyro’s Manager” is the latest to finally see print here in the U.S.

(By the way, many thanks to fan Paul Green for letting me know that the story was in US #17. If not for Paul, I would’ve missed it entirely!

Last Kiss T-Shirts Sale Ends Sept. 12

Available in Black or Pink.

Available in Black or Pink.

All of my Last Kiss women’s V-neck shirts are on sale. (Several designs.) Most are only $10.99. Very limited quantities. Sale goes off-line Sept. 12. Order now!

Available in Black or Pink. Photo: Allen Freeman. Model: Felina Vie.

Available in Black or Pink. Photo: Allen Freeman. Model: Felina Vie.

 

Available in Black and Dark Pink. Photo: Allen Freeman. Model: Mimi Cortes.

Available in Black and Dark Pink. Photo: Allen Freeman. Model: Mimi Cortes.

 
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San Diego Comic-Con 2016

I really enjoy meeting fans at shows. Here I am at the Prism Comics booth with Jennifer Burke Haines—who loves Last Kiss zombies gags with a shambling, walking dead passion!

This is the second year in a row that I’ve gone to Comic-Con International without a booth of my own. But 2016 was the year that I really found a home at Prism Comics. (Last year, I was just at Prism briefly each day to do signings.)

Overall, I think it worked out great.

Hoards of fans came to the giant Prism booth. More than I might’ve seen if I’d had a Last Kiss booth on my own. And, I have to say, it was a lot easier (and cheaper!) to display there as just one of many creators at the booth.

Plus, the Prism folks were incredibly nice and fun to hang with!
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Last Kiss SignUp—Long Form



“How to Go Steady” Kickstarter

a256173a07fa80To find out what romance comics are really like, you could buy and read a big, mind-warping, pricey stack of ’em.

Or you could have someone like my pal Jacque Nodell read them for you and show you all the best stories, the great art and explain all the odd trends and quirks. Jacque does all that and a lot more brilliantly over on her blog, Sequential Crush.

And that’s not all.

Now Jacque is doing a book festooned with new, wonderful illustrations featuring one of the most unusual aspects of romance comics—dating advice columns.

Yes! Your romantic (and sex) life would be infinitely better if you could get your hands on this tome of dating wisdom. And guess what? You can. Just check out Jacque’s Kickstarter for more info!

Last Kiss Creator John Lustig’s Event Schedule

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—July 21-24, 2016: Comic-Con International (San Diego), Prism Comics—Booth #2144.

I hope to see a lot of you at the con. You can find me in the Prism booth at these days and times:

Wednesday’s Preview Night, July 20: 6-9 p.m.

Thursday, July 21: 2-7 p.m.

Friday, July 22: 2-7 p.m.

Saturday, July 23: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday July 24: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Additional Last Kiss Goodies

Although I’ll only be there occasionally, I will also have Last Kiss merchandise for sale at World Famous Comics–Booth #5560.

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—Oct. 9 & 10, 2016: Geek Girl Con (Seattle)at The Conference Center, located at 8th and Pike in downtown Seattle, WA, right across the street from the Washington State Convention Center. Table or booth # to be announced.

Silly, New Totes? Silly, New Sale!

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How silly can a tote bag be? Let’s find out!

I’ve just added some new, even more outrageous tote bag designs to my Etsy store. To celebrate the added zaniness, all Last Kiss 22 totes are 15 % percent off!

The sale will run through Thursday, May 19 at Midnight Pacific Standard Time.

(See below for a few of the new totes.)

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RT Booklovers 2016: A Week of Romance, Lust & Erotica

A few of the 2,000 or so women seeking romance (novels) at the RT Booklovers convention in Las Vegas.

A few of the 2,000-plus women seeking romance (novels) at the RT Booklovers convention in Las Vegas.

So, you think comic cons are wild? Try attending a romance novel convention—in Sin City!

The RT Booklovers 2016 convention in Las Vegas (April 12-17) was (surprise!) mostly attended by women—authors, booksellers and romance readers. Unlike comic cons, there were very few men.

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NY Times Best-Selling Author Joanne Fluke shows off her Last Kiss tote bag at the RT Booklovers 2016 convention in Las Vegas.

And many of those men, but obviously not all—after all I was there—were there as eye candy: male models for the women to drool over.
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