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Ill Gatto

Ill Gatto

An ill cat with a broken leg lies in a hospital bed while a mouse laughs on the floor underneath.

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Tenth Day of Christmas

Tenth Day of Christmas

Ten regal-looking lords in purple jackets and gold ties are leaping off a cliff (with various other items) in the form of a lemming avalanche.

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Recruitment Error

Recruitment Error

Elvis is alive and well. He lives at the North Pole with Santa, helping to fill Santa’s sack with gifts for delivery on Christmas Eve.

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Eighth Day of Christmas

Eighth Day of Christmas

Eight milk (and yet French) maids form a misshapen pyramid (cheerleader-style) on top of a worried looking cow, in what looks to be an advertisement for dairy products.

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Owl and Pussycat

Owl and Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea,
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
With cat flap in hull, their chances were null,
The vessel would remain afloat.
The Owl glared at the feline unwise,
And sang to an air guitar,
“O silly Pussy! O Pussy, our demise,
I wish we had travelled by car, by car, by car,
I wish we had travelled by car.”

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Eleventh Day of Christmas

Eleventh Day of Christmas

Considerations for this cartoon included chefs / cooks, piping icing onto a cake and plumbers bearing wrenches, working on pipes. I wanted to be able to draw a collection of eleven characters, but have them do their own things while still being tied together by a ‘piping’ theme. Cake decoration and plumbing felt a bit restrictive (as did the original common version with people playing flutes).

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The Fourth Day of Christmas

Fourth Day of Christmas

This cartoon has a couple of meanings that may not be apparent to everyone upon first viewing, so I had better expand on what is going on.

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The Third Day of Christmas

Third Day of Christmas

Typically most images for this verse of the carol comprise of three chooks standing around, intertwined with some Christmas decorations.

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The Second Day of Christmas

Second Day of Christmas

This cartoon is probably a little more obscure than the last one. If you’re not familiar with the carol and were looking at this, you probably wouldn’t know what was going on. I was thinking of drawing doves with turtle shells, but upon Googling the subject, I found there were already similar images released into the wild web. I then decided…

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The Sixth Day of Christmas

Sixth Day of Christmas

I have shown this cartoon to a couple of friends and relatives and invariably they pause while they go through the song in their heads to determine the gift given on the sixth day of Christmas, before yelling out “six geese a-laying!” or “six geese are laying!”.

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