Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Here are a few Holiday links of cartoony interest from a few of my friends and myself.

Above: Enjoy this rarely seen Pogo spoof: "A Visit From St. Nicholas (To the Moon)."

My friend, the one and only great gag cartoonist Don Orehek, gives us some Christmas cheer!

The NY Times shares some Tintin Holiday cards.

Walt Kelly's rare 1942 giveaway comic The Little Fir Tree is presented by the Hairy Green Eyeball blog. The more Kelly the better, I say.

Remember when the paper would run a special Christmas comic strip during those pre-Christmas weeks? My friend Ger Apeldoorn does and he shares Heavenly Daze by Ben Martin today.

Sam Henderson showcases Holiday covers to humor magazines, as well as his annual gag cartoon.

Sandra Bell-Lundy reminisces about her favorite TV special, The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. The Vintage Children's Books My Kid Loves blog scans in some of the Brigg's drawings from the book.

My pal Brian Fies showcases his annual Holiday greeting card. I love getting these in the mail, and here's Brian telling the significance of these 2 young women:

"Above is this year's drawing for our family Christmas card, featuring, as it has for 21 straight years, my twin girls. The cards make a real neat family history all strung together on a knotted ribbon across our living room wall."

And then he gives us the lyrics to Deck the Halls With Boston Charlie!

Petey has a Christmas dream at my friend Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac blog
. If you know Petey, you know things go awry.

My inky pal Mark Anderson scans in a 1958 Will Eisner comic: Spaceman Discovers Christmas.

Happy Holidays to all my friends out there!

1 comment:

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Merry Christmas to you and Stacey and I hope to see you both in the new year!