Thursday, December 14, 2006

Santa's First Christmas

I always liked the "old school" Santa. More then the one Norman Rockwell helped Coke make famous.


S.T. Lewis said...

Take the lantern off of his walking stick and put a big black cloak on him... he's Death! Of course, you could do that to about anyone and get the same result.

He's going to have a hard time delivering presents on foot. I don't care what he looks like, as long as I get good stuff.

Nice drawing, Joe.

Peter said...

Yeah, it would be hard to imagine this guy carting around cool stuff like laptop computers and Playstation 3's in there.

He probably was on a no cookie diet back then.

blogerts said...

Rudolph really did wonders for his Christmas Eve experience. I imagine that before Rudolph he really dreaded Christmas.

Adrian Ropp said...

What you see here is actually Santa trapsing back to his workshop, because about two miles into his walk, he realized he forgot the map he printed out from MapQuest. You see, that first year, he only got one letter, and it was from a kid who was trying to write to Satan but had misspelled the word. Santa didn't have the money for a good ad campaign like he does now.

Great idea to picture Santa in a way we don't think of him that often, Joe. I hear "Desert on a Horse with No Name" when I look at this drawing.

Seth Hippen said...

I've always like the "old school" Santa too. I like the regular Santa too though. This one's awesome; a tough old guy. I bet he's got a tatoo. He makes me think of Popeye's dad. What was his name? Pappy?
Yeah. This must be Pappy Claus. Nice work, Joe.

Ken Chandler said...

I'm glad he upgraded to his lightning quick sled and reigndeer, or I'd feel like dirt every time I opened a present from him. What a sacrifice that first Christmas must have been. What was he wearing? Seven-league boots?
Nicely drawn Joe, you can really feel him fighting the gale force wind and driving snow.