Art For Art’s Sake – The Christmas Card edition

Published On December 21, 2012 | By Richard Bruton | Animation, Comics

Every year we see more and more interesting Christmas cards coming out from comikers all over the world. Here are a few of our faves…

We’ll start with this from Paul Rainey… and yes, like Marc Laming said on Twitter – ‘this years Christmas card by @pbrainey wins the internet – it’s complete genius‘.

The front…

…. and inside…

Blank Slate Christmas card this year by the hugely talented Joe Decie….

Sarah McIntyre - lino cut print takes the place of a christmas card this year, but hey…. sea monkeys!

What have sea monkeys got to do with Christmas? Well, the sea monkeys won’t officially come out in a book until next autumn. (Have a look at past artwork updates for Oliver and the Seawigs.) But the little blighters keep popping up EVERYWHERE. Worse than jumper-eating moths. They’ve already knocked over our Christmas tree and set it alight.

Gary Northfield:

Jamie Smart spreads seasonal goodwill via comics hamster….

FPI Dublin’s quite wonderful Des Taylor card…. (Via their FB)

Garen Ewing brings forth his Rainbow Orchid characters for their Christmas outing:

Kevin Levell (and blog)

John Riordan:

Gareth Brookes and J Homersham:

Ryan Taylor:

 

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About The Author

Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

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