This happy, bouncy guy (minus the watermark, of course) is available on apparel and stationery through my new Cafepress shop. Let the tacky Christmas shirt wearing commence!!!!
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C’mon! I mean, the man flies around the world at light speed being pulled by reindeer! And without the benefit of so much as a seat belt! Do you honestly think job safety is a high priority for Santa Claus???
This is the illustration for the poster advertising my town’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Still can’t seem to get drunken Santa approved.
Maybe next year…
I’m in the middle of giving my three-year-old her bath, talking about how close it is to Christmas Eve. She, of course, is getting VERY excited. They made “reindeer food” at her preschool, and she asked me if we could go sprinkle it in the yard after she gets out of the bath.
“No, sweetheart,” I say to her, “if we put it out now, it’ll get eaten by other animals.”
“Like what?” she asks.
“Well, like squirrels and birds.”
“Bathtubs? You think the bathtub is going to eat the reindeer food?”
“Do bathtubs eat anything else besides reindeer food?” I ask, my curiosity piqued.
“No”, she answers, a look of complete seriousness on her face.” But they eat LOTS of it!”
So I didn’t do the drunken Santa of a prior post, but I still had fun doing this one. It’s for the Tucker Tree Lighting, an event each year here in my town where Santa shows up in various ways to thrill the kids. This year he’s getting to arrive in a too-cool-for-words 1928 Ford Model A truck owned by a local gentleman with a PHENOMENAL car collection. I didn’t do the old beauty justice with my drawing.
(Sorry for the watermark and all, but- seeing as how this is for a client, and seeing as how some of my doodles have been showing up around the web on some odd, unforeseen places- I figured I had to get all boring and legal on this one.)
My friend Rich and I are doing a piece for our town’s Christmas Tree lighting event. Now, as with all illustration projects, there are ideas that have popped into my head that I know just will not fly for the final piece, and yet are so much fun I have to at least rough them out. The caption for this would read “Let’s Get Lit!”
Yup, nothin’ says small town holiday celebration like a liquored-up Santa Claus.
[UPDATE: He didn’t make it onto a poster, but he did get his own CafePress store! Check out the shirts and goodies here.]
Sooooo…what was the best Christmas present you ever got?
What was the worst?
What was the gift you always wanted but never got?