Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Original Christmas ornaments by cartoonists

Barbara Dale had a few people over to her house after a tour at Geppi's Entertainment Museum. After pizza, she coaxed people into decorating ornaments. Here's the one-of-a-kind ornaments now on my tree with a Thomas Nast's Santa Claus, a Cliffored Berryman's teddy bear (from the Smithsonian) and a couple of Snoopy's (from Hallmark's Peanuts line).



Carolyn Belefski



Joe Sutliff



Barbara Dale



Steve Artley

I kept getting this glowing nose on Artley's ornament - Christmas is magical after all...


Thursday, December 06, 2012

Get a Cul de Sac ornament for 50% off tonight

Richard Thompson has an ornament of Alice dancing on the manhole cover for sale at Cafe Press. Tonight you can get it for 1/2 price ($6.25) by putting in the code SPRUCE at checkout. I assume Richard still gets his full share of the sale.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cartoonists on greeting cards

My grandmother died a few weeks ago at 96, and we've been going through her stuff. Nobody wanted all the greeting cards she saved since the 1940s, so I've been going through them. Here's a few that might interest this audience.

Miss Peach 1966 birthday cart
Miss Peach 1966 birthday card by Mell Lazarus.

Coker 1979 Hallmark birthday card 60KB-907-7
1979 Hallmark birthday card by the great MAD cartoonist Paul Coker.

and the interior message:

Coker 1979 Hallmark birthday card 60KB-907-7 interior

Mad artist 197x Hallmark birthday card 25V-98-7
This 1970-something Hallmark Valentine's Day card is by another MAD artists whose name is escaping me. Help?

And the interior message:

Mad artist 197x Hallmark birthday card 25V-98-7 interior

Finally here's a 1966 Christmas card from the Art Guild of Williamsburg with surprising good girl art and it's interior -

Christmas card - 1966 Art Guild of Williamsburg 5X-325 Good girl art

Christmas card - 1966 Art Guild of Williamsburg 5X-325 Good girl art interior

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cul de Sac Christmas sweater contest

Richard Thompson's announced a contest for the most ridiculous Christmas sweater, and you can win Christmas at his house with you in the role of Tiny Tim... no wait, it's actually an autographed copy of his book. Which is nothing to sneeze at.