Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Gallery of Christmas Cards






Here is a selection of my Christmas/Seasons Greetings cards from over the years, mostly from the 1990s and early '00s. These were made to be sent to illustration/comics colleagues and clients. One of the earlier ones here, from 1992, was done on a letterpress (shown at the top). Others were simply done at Kinkos and some I did using Cafe Press. A couple were actually assignments -- Christmas cards for other people (like Fantagraphics or The Seattle Rocket) -- that I then revised and used as my own.

I did cards every year from 1992 until just a couple of years ago, but I don't have any left in my files from some years. I especially liked drawing Santa Claus for some reason. The one with the magician and his rabbit is from the year I had a strip featuring those characters running in Nickelodeon Magazine (I loved doing that strip, but it only lasted for about ten 2-page episodes...sigh). Nowadays, of course, anyone can create their own cards on their computers and print them out themselves on really nice paper -- that's still amazing to me. It's pretty cool, actually...

Anyway -- HAPPY HOLIDAYS!



6 comments:

  1. That first one is especially gorgeous. Thanks for posting these. ~RP

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  2. Very nice. I always associate your work with Christmas in my mind since I always put something of yours on my wishlist so it's cool to see some actual Christmas work.

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  3. Great cards. My wife and I put a lot of work into our Christmas cards, so I appreciate the effort.

    Rex Parker is a fan? I read his xword blog every day!

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  4. Wonderful pictures! Merry Christmas Mr. Sala!

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  5. Merry Christmas, and all the best for the New Year! Your work always makes me smile, even when it's really gory!

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