Monday, December 15, 2008

christmas 98

christmas card no.12--1998


trying to plan ahead for the card, i instead set myself up for last minute panic trying to make our own version of "the night before christmas" rhyme and maintain some kinda syntax. it's a little clunky here and there, and the artwork was rushed and certainly not what i'd been imagining in my head as christmas drew nearer and nearer. i hoped to have enough time to do an illustration for each verse and had, of course, planned to paint all of them.
once again, this card features an off-camera appearance by rodeo frank and i like that hank comes off the more devious of the kids here. that little bunny certainly had his moments.

in other christmas ya doin'? gettin' in the spirit? watching any holiday shows or movies? listening to any holiday music? we've been out shopping a couple of times, but we're certainly not done.
and my nephew, tyler, put together a target gift card from last year and a choopie butt card to make this questionable holiday team-up. santa and choopie?! there's your recipe for disaster.


and the answers to brian's
fantastic fill-in "five for friday"
(thanks again, bri--
you're a lifesaver!)
are as follows...

Who were the narrators of the following Holiday Classic Cartoons

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

boris karloff

2. Frosty the Snowman

jimmy durante

3. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

burl ives

4. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

fred astaire

5. The Little Drummer Boy

greer garson

smell ya later!


Brian said...

How do you keep topping yourself year after year?

Santa, of course, more than makes up for what happened to him on your 1998 card on the 2008 card I sent out. ;-)

Christian D. Leaf said...

Like the storybook approach to this holiday card. Gives it a little more umph.

Jimmy Durante used to hang with my grandpa from time-to-time, yet I never knew he was the voice of Frosty. Swear I had too many concussions as a child.

todd said...

hey, christian~

here's a fact i found out a while back...
while jimmy durante narrated frosty the snowman. jackie vernon, a stand-up comic from the 50s and 60s did frosty's voice. surprisingly, vernon's act was known to be a little blue (for the times, anyway) and people would be shocked hearing "frosty" say such things...