Tuesday, January 06, 2009

lust is ...

"Love Is...":

Kim Casali created 'Love Is...' back in the late 1960's when she drew the little pictures as love notes for her husband-to-be, Roberto. Her illustrations were then revealed to the rest of the world when they were first syndicated in 1970.

Since his mother's death in June 1997, Sefano Casali has maintained his mother's legacy of the beloved comic panel ... with artist Bill Asprey, who continues to draw the charming little cartoons.

I'm sure most readers are familiar with the comic strip "Love is..."

Those two cute little cherubs have made a living as syndicated comic strip super stars for 38 years. As they were making that living on the comics pages of our newspapers, all the while they were bare-ass naked!

I'd like to know, where in all that time were all the purists? Where were all those who think a perfectly natural act such as a mother publicly breast feeding her infant is offensive and a lewd display of nudity? Why were they not offended by this cartoon? Does it not depict naked children interacting with one another? Touching each other? Caressing?

Nibbling on one's ears can be considered foreplay, can it not? I know when a woman nibbles on my ear, she's not interested in picking flowers! (Neither am I, for that matter!)

It occurred to me, that after 38 years those two prepubescent kids would have undergone some physical changes and would have, how should I word it, ah yes, become pubescent. Now, I won't get into what changes would have occurred when this pair reached puberty; I can only assume that if you are reading my Blog, you are cognizant of those changes. If you do not, then why are reading this and do you parents know what kinds of material you are viewing?

Since the cartoonist hasn't seen fit to allow these two kids to grow up and to ... ahem ... develop, I have decided to take up the challenge.

Why should they be denied to finally notice ... their differences? Since they are going to discover what to do with those differences, shouldn't those differences be a little more ... anatomically correct?

After 38 years, I think it is safe to say that they know what 'love is.' Therefore, if I were contracted to draw and to script the cartoon, I would insist that a name change would be in order. I think they should be introduced to the natural resulting by-product of love between males and females - lust!

I give you my first original rendering of "Lust Is..."

Of course, it may also be my last. What with the litigation and lawsuits for copyright infringement, as well as plagiarism.
Next: Daisy Duck finally notices that Donald has been running around all these years without any pants.

Coming soon: What happens when Boo Boo puts spanish fly in the pic-a-nic basket Yogi is taking on his date with Cindy?

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Skunkfeathers said...

After 38 years, aren't they at the "he's in the garage tinkering, and she's at the bingo parlor with the gals" phase yet? And on a Sunday morning, he rolls over and whispers in her ear "intercourse or golf course?", and she responds "don't forget a sweater"? Or when she says in his ear "whisper something soft and mushy in my ear", and he leans over and says, "bullshit, Matilda"..?

Jack K. said...

I'm not sure which is funnier, the original posting or the skunkman's comment.

In either case I am ROTFLMAO.

Thanks guys.

btw, perhaps the lack of outrage from the puritans, etc., is the lack of anatomical details in the drawings. Just a thought.

Hale McKay said...


LOL! Ain't it the truth - ain't it the truth!

Hale McKay said...


You're right - as for myself, I laughed hardest at Skunk's comment.

Maybe I should collaborate with Skunk on scripting and punchlines sometimes.

As for the lack of anatomical details - boobs and nipples weren't enough, eh?

Maybe I should've went with the "Sharing the popcorn with her" cartoon --

Or the "Serving supper for him with her apron on backwards" cartoon.

Christina said...

I could never stand that cartoon, but your version is hilarious!

Hale McKay said...


I always thought the cartoon was sappy.

Thanks for the tip of the hat to "lust is..."

aleekwrites said...

A beautiful and hilarious blog post! Love the illustration of the, ahem, developments, in words and pictures!

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