Thursday, April 2, 2009


Was Her First Kiss Her Last??

Sandra compressed her full, red lips into a frown, nearly ruining her lipstick. She couldn’t stop thinking about Troy, and that bitch, Cleo. Cleo! Some friend she turned out to be. “Well”, thought Sandra, “two can play at that game.” She stubbed out her cigarette, touched up her hairspray, threw on her pearls, and called a cab. “Take me to the Cartoonists Northwest meeting, and step on it! I’ve got a date with John Lustig!”

And you’ve got one, too! Come to the Apr. 18 meeting, 6:00 p.m. sharp, and hear from one of CNW’s most creative and prolific long-time members, John Lustig! The former CNW President will share his latest experiences. Creator of the popular feature, Last Kiss, John’s latest leap forward includes getting a deal for LK to appear on GoComics.

A top Disney creator for over 20 years, Lustig has also written outrageously silly comics for Marvel, Viz and more. He is best-known for his oddball series, Last Kiss, which features old comic book art with witty new dialog. Before comics ruined his brain, Lustig was a newspaper reporter and columnist–covering everything from mass murders to school lunch menus. (Thankfully, never in the same article!) In 2001, Cartoonists Northwest presented Lustig with its highest award, the Golden Toonie. Lustig lives in Seattle with his wife and a giant, insane cat.

About Last Kiss:
Pairing vintage comic art with hilarious, new dialog by Disney veteran writer John Lustig, Last Kiss revels in the absurdities of love, lust and “life with lip.” The series originated when Lustig bought the publishing rights to a romance comic book series from the ‘50s and ’60s, and started rewriting the stories for fun. Since then, the re-dialogued comics have been a popular feature in newspapers, magazines, comic books and greeting cards. Today Last Kiss is gaining popularity and is also available on e-cards from and greeting cards (late 2009) from NobleWorks. Check for the latest comic, news and product launches.

• Cartoonists review each others’ work and vote for ‘Best of the Northwest’. Bring a cartoon, or draw one during the meeting, and enter the friendly competition!
• Other news and stuff, guaranteed to be of a cartoonishly edifying nature!
What: Cartoonists Northwest meeting. (Monthly meetings happen on the third Saturday of every month.)
When: Sat. April 18, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Location: The Art Institute of Seattle,
North Campus, Room 503 (Real Networks Bldg.)
2600 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121

Use main entrance at corner of Alaskan Way and Vine St. Street parking is free beginning at 6 p.m.

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