there's just something about winter and snow that just makes me love the
season. Usually, I get a lot out of it, although this last one was kind
of a bummer. There are parts of winter I love like the feeling of dressing
up in layer after layer and still freezing your ass off. Maybe that's why
sometimes I love to draw winter scenes, people with hats and scarves and
gloves and all that stuff. anyways...
With that in mind, I always thought it would
be pretty cool to do a christmas story. I mean sure, the traditional stuff
is always fun, but how far away can you actually stray from that and still
keep it christmas ? I think Tim Burton knows.
always thought santa was kind of an obsessive guy, every year he just has
to go out and deliver all these presents. I don't know, sometimes I think
he's got somekind of psychological problem. But in any case, where did santa
get all the funds to be able to pull this off after so many years. So I
decided to do a story on how a man acquired a bundle of money and with a
few other details, became santa claus.
is this marvelous guy ? Here's the punchline; a hell's angel biker. It could
work. I really wanted the original person to really have a tough guy image,
but be a real sweetheart. I don't know how many christmas cards I've seen
with santa wearing sunglasses and making him look all cool and stuff. Sure,
I've fallen into that trap as well. Here's what was supposed to be a finished
drawing for what was supposed to be the cover. Somehow, I don't like it
as much as the original sketch. There are quite a few times when that happens
when you miss something from the sketch to the finish. I hate that.
this here is what the sketch looked like. If you click it, you'll see
a few more. Why didn't I ever continue this story and go ahead with
it ? Probably the same as the others. Because I'm a procrastinator. Well,
that and also because I didn't think the story was ready. Yeah, I guess
I use that excuse for everthing.