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December 31, 2017

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At the end of every year, I draw my little cartoon, turning it into a holiday card. I share it with friends and family, in hopes to bring a smile, but I feel like I am the only one left who sends cards. Writing and sending physical cards is a dying art.

Over the holiday, I went to the Postal Museum in Washington DC. I remember when collecting stamps was a cool thing to do. I collected them as a youth and I still do. I definitely recommend you check the museum out if you are in the area. And maybe try stamp collecting yourself (or with your child). It’s a great way to learn about history and the world. There are so many subjects such as nature (flowers, birds, national parks), pop culture (Elvis, Wonder Woman), and important figures (JFK, Amelia Earhart). It was nice to reminisce, at the museum, how important writing and sending physical letters were, before everything went digital.

Anyway, back to my card writing, over time, my cartoon has become less Christmasy and more of a way to flesh out my characters through stories. It makes me happy to share something creative and then at least I receive words of appreciation, not by a card, but by a text message. Oh well. It’s better than nothing I suppose.

This year, my cartoon comes with a special message.
Happy 2018 Everybody!

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cartoon: the run

December 24, 2014

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Happy Holidays everybody!

cartoon: the distress call

December 24, 2013

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This is my new holiday card drawing for December 2013.
And we’re off to another new year.  Have a Happy 2014!

illustration: christmas 2012

December 20, 2012

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My holiday card illustration for this year plays on the idea that ‘God is in all of us’.

Happy Holidays everybody!

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