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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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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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The Reindeer Strike

The Reindeer Strike

What would Santa do if there were no reindeer to pull his sleigh? Suppose there was a reindeer strike because they were demanding higher wages. My guess is that he would attempt to recruit any replacements he could find. This cartoon is my interpretation of how his sleigh team might look.

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Santa Puncture

Santa Puncture

This cartoon is indicative of the inherent perils Santa must face as he delivers gifts on Christmas Eve. I thought about typical car travel problems faced, such as the inevitable flat tyre that needs to be replaced and considered what the equivalent might be for a team of reindeer pulling a sleigh.

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Autopilot

Autopilot

I figured I’d give Santa a bit of a break after having him bounding across the desert. This cartoon has him and his poor exhausted reindeer resting on top of a plane.

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