Viking Santa

...for no reason whatsoever. I just doodled this Viking, and, when I went to take it to full color, I thought, "Y'know, you make his bearskin red, and this guy's Santa." So I did.

I'll just say that he's the one that brought Christmas joy to all the good little Norse boys and girls back in the tenth century. I imagine that it would be a bad idea to be on the naughty list.

And, despite his rather grim visage, I want to wish everyone Merry Christmas!


Newer, Slicker...

...and something to put up, since the holiday season is upon us and I haven't had a chance to update the blog for a while. Up next, though, a Christmas picture! Of sorts. Coming soon.


The Sad Fate of the Happy ABCs

Remember how I said that Arianna liked her book so much that she took it to the crib with her? Well, there was this one particularly sleepless naptime, with this resulting carnage:

However, perhaps there is a bright side. The ABCs are dead, long live the ABCs! I had such a good experience printing up Arianna's Baseball Catch that perhaps I'll do the same for the Happy ABC. Although this time it won't be watercolor comps, oh no. It'll be the newer, slicker computer illustration kind, as seen below:

Actually, the main benefit to doing it is the local printer binds books with spiral binding, and the book printer binds it like a real book. So maybe Arianna will be able to get her book back, and it'll be somewhat harder to destroy. Or maybe I should just print it on metal plates.