'Tis the season, so to get you in the mood, here's some new Christmas cartoons!
Every year I watch A Charlie Brown Christmas and every year I think "just watching those kids dance makes my back and neck hurt." So I finally addressed it.
Can I say too that trying to draw in Schulz's style without out and out copying him is deceptively difficult? (Also, see if you can find the little Easter Egg I put in there.)
As Christmas cartoons go, this is pretty good. But it's also not a bad idea if you've got low ceilings and short family members.
This is one of those cartoons where it's better not to think too deeply about it. Where would a miniskirt go on a tree? Does it go higher up the trunk so you can see more of the stand? Do older trees cluck their tongues in disapproval?
See, too much thought.
I always try to throw in some more wintery cartoons for people that don't observe Christmas, so I do snowmen. But Bill Watterson set the snowman cartoon bar so high that it's always a real challenge.
Fireplace stockings is another of the standard Christmas cartoons, and another tough nut to crack. (Note to self - buy nutcracker.) But if you can come up with something new and interesting it's really satisfying.
When you're doing a mall Santa cartoon, that'd better be a fairly good joke, because you're going to have to draw a lot to pull it off. People in line, trees, elves, etc...
I like the idea that this kid is suspicious of Santa. Probably watching too much TV. Or not enough.
You just know this is coming. And someone's probably trademarking it as we speak. I think you go the other way with "Ho-ho-ho-ho!" Make people feel like they're getting a little added value around the holidays.
Hope you enjoyed those! Feel free to check out all of my other Christmas cartoons too. And happy holidays, everyone!