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| 25 December, 2013 20:36
Merry Christmas everybody! I've got some cartoons done in the spirit of the season. Enjoy and have a lovely holiday!
This is usually the reaction I get when I sing. But, I do it anyway!
And this is what I look like in my kitchen around the holidays. Actually, baking is one of my favorite hobbies! This drawing and the next are the two I used for my holiday cards this year.
Yes, I do love cookies. Perhaps even more than Santa!
And for this last Christmas one, I finally really listened to the song "The Little Drummer Boy" very carefully this year. And I noticed the line that says, "the ox and lamb kept time . . ." And I got to thinking, what do an ox and lamb really know about keeping time? Or even music for that matter? I don't want to offend anyone, and perhaps there's an explanation for that choice of lyrics that I will yet learn about, but it just struck me as humorous and this is what I came up with:
Lastly, I decided to draw a cartoon as a gift for my dad this year. You may have heard of this online store known as successories? They create motivational posters and various other items meant to encourage and inspire. My dad was eyeing a poster featuring a rock climber trying to haul his bicycle up a rope. I decided that this was something MY dad would try to do, and that it was certainly cartoon material in any case. So I made a few changes, the big one being replacing my dad as the main character in the scene, and this is what I came up with: