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The Cartoon Days of Christmas (TCDC)!

Year: 2007 - 5th Annual TCDC

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TCDC Cartoonists and their Cartoons:

  1. Tim Ellis
  2. Rich Diesslin
  3. Sean Boley
  4. VAL
  5. Kevin Edler
  6. Larry Miller
  7. Dale Hunt
  8. HR

Tim Ellis

Well, you can understand the confusion ...

You know ... Jedi - Magi, it's close! I really think the baby Jesus would have liked
the light saber, I mean who wouldn't!?! (Just don't let Peter use it)
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NCS member, Tim Ellis, is a cartoonist/ illustrator from New Albany, OH. Originally from North Carolina he started doing local editorial cartoons for the Kernersville News at the age of 16. He launched his studio, Ellistrations in 1986. He has produced work for Prudential Financial, BellSouth [when there was one] Pontiac, Saatchi & Saatchi, Pilot Life Insurance [when there was one], Children's Television Workshop, Highlights, and Boyds Mills Press among others.

He has illustrated 13 children's books across trade, mass, and educational markets. His comic strip As Always has appeared in Discovery Girls magazine since 2002. A fan of golden age superheroes, in 2005 he published a tribute comic titled The Golden Page. He has licensed his character property STUNT PUNX to A&A Global for vending machine stickers and is currently pursuing licensing his concepts in the toy market. The full-time gig is Graphics Manager for Tween Brands Limited Too division.


Rich Diesslin

THEME: Too Many Stupid Commercials!
(as opposed to the good ones!)

Nothing like insulting advertising for the Holidays!

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Only to be outdone by stupid advertising!

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Tired of Jewelry Commercials (all the time, year round it seems)? Me too!

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And of course, the reason for the Season ...

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See more of Rich's work at his web site (as it is most of the year) ...

Meet the Cartoonist:

Rich Diesslin is a freelance cartoonist, and host of The Cartoon Days of Christmas (TCDC). He is the creator and cartoonist of the ROK Comic series Out to Lunch; a cartoonist for The Springfield Paper; the cartoonist of the KNOTS or Not (or KNOTS) scouting cartoon series done for his web site and USScouts.org; and a cartoonist for the London's Times Cartoons. He has several book and e-books out including A Journey Through Christian Theology, Fortress Press (and the companion CD collection of color cartoons), and The Cartoon Gospel of John, a commentary in full color published by ACTA Publications (both with author William Anderson). His most recent e-book is Joseph: A Tale of Two Traditions. You can find out more about Rich on his "regular" home page.


Sean Boley

THEME: Elves and Santa!

So just how personal is your BLOG?

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Somehow it seems a lump of coal is in order ...

Let's hope the Gecko is covered by the Duck!

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Elves can be so condescending!

Yet other Elves can be just plain rude!

You've heard from the Elves (above). Discipline if fully justifiable.

I just tweak the production line a little at times.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it! -Rich

Meet the Cartoonist:

Sean is a freelance 'toonist, illustrator, and NOW a fashion designer/graphics specialist with a passion for art that just won't quit! He's done all sorts of things over the years -- ranging from editorial cartooning to tattoo designing to local advertising...and has just gotten himself into the clothing designing business. He's still not syndicated yet...but he remains driven. His personal quest for that "holy grail" will continue onward until total success is reached.



Lan Hoang Vu (a.k.a. VAL)

THEME: An Editorial Look at How We Over - Do Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

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Are you worried that your children aren't getting enough lead?

Paypal fees $5.00, Woot Impulse Buying $250, Not Getting Shot at - Priceless!

Perhaps this is getting just a little too personal now ... ;)

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See more of Val's work at his web site:

Meet the Cartoonist:

Lan Hoang Vu (a.k.a. VAL) was born and grew up in Vung Tau, Vietnam. VAL began creating political cartoons since 1987 by drawing syndicated cartoons for various newspapers and magazines nationwide in Vietnam. VAL came to the USA in 1991 at which time he stopped drawing cartoons and began a career as a graphic designer. Ten years later, however, because of the tremendous impact the September 11th Terrorist Attacks in America had on his psyche, VAL immediately picked up his pens and started to draw political cartoons again.

A graduate from the prestigious National University of Fine Art in Saigon, and from California State University in Long Beach, VAL is currently working as an Art Director at VAL Designs (www.valdesigns.com), a full service design firm based in Orange County, and stays abreast of international news by drawing daily cartoons for various publications including Viet Bao Daily News, Nguoi Viet Daily News, Viet Weekly... VAL's cartoons, usually with minimal wordings, convey multi-level of meanings depending on the perception of individual audience. His cartoons focus mostly on political events, ranging from international matters to local Vietnamese community issues.

VAL's cartoons are displayed and collected in many websites, museums, galleries, and private collections including The Peace Museum (Chicago, USA), BC Space Gallery (Laguna Beach, California, USA), Collection of Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago City (USA), Collection of Ms. Kim Phuc - "The Girl in the Picture" - from Kim Foundation (USA), Cartoon Museum of East Europe (Ploiesti, Romania), Collection of Scientist Colin Pillinger, Head of Planetary and Space Sciences, Open University (UK), just to name a few. VAL has also been working with The New York Times Syndicate.


Kevin Edler

THEMEs: Reindeer, Presents, Santa and Elves!
(pretty much sounds like Christmas doesn't it)

If it's one thing reindeer don't like it's overused old sayings!

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Well, let's see there's the ghost of Christmas past, future and oh yeah ...

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This one will soon be hearing from the Department Store Santa's Association!

And of course, there's always a joker at every team meeting, even with Elves!


Larry Miller

THEME: Santa and Santa's Diet (or lack there of)!

Santa of course, has to test all the toys himself!

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Mmmmm, the Milk and Cookies Diet .. my Favorite One!

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Snowy Roofs and Gravity (not to mention the Cookie Diet) ...

Santa is always willing to give out a hardy Ho, Ho, Ho!

Meet the Cartoonist:

Larry Miller III of Peoria, Illiinois has been a published cartoonist since the publication of his first cartoon in August of 1974 in "Model Railroader Magazine" and he continued selling cartoons and illustrations to similar publications throughout the mid 1980s.

Larry peaked his out put during his college years as the cartoonist "Mr. N" of the "Harbinger" (the Student Newspaper for Illinois Central College) where he attended part-time from 1975 through 1980. Such cartoon panels as "Captain Boredom", "Barlap 4" and "Reasons Why Students Commit Suicide" were regular features, along with half-page panels and editorial cartoons.

Most of Larry's early works were created in the pen and ink format with marker and watercolor added after inking. He now scans his original ink renderings to computer and adds the color and shading in PhotoShop. He is currently producing cartoons for greeting cards as well as insurance, health and business internet newsletters. He produces panels and strips to individual order and can be reached by clicking the e-mail link above.


Dale Hunt

THEME: Santa!

We all need Role Models!

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Strike two for the department store Santas this year!

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THEME: Gifts (and Snowpersons)!

Did anyone mention that snow is slippery?

And you thought Snowmen were cold and heartless ...

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Well, Department Store Santa #3 is at least Helpful, if not a little clueless ...

Good Gift or Bad Gift ... or is it all a just a matter of perspective?

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Meet the Cartoonist:

HR is a cartoonist, illustrator and writer, UK - yes TCDC is again international!!!!



A huge thank you to all our cartoonists this year - Sean Boley, Rich Diesslin, Kevin Edler, Tim Ellis, Dale Hunt, Larry Miller, HR, and Lan Hoang Vu (VAL)! We can't do it without you!

Also thanks to our "Friends of TCDC" web sites that are helping to get the word out.

A Word about this Year's TCDC

This year's cartoon look at Christmas is free-form. Each cartoonist contributes cartoons relating their funny perspective on the Christmas season. This is a cartoonist showcase, so we hope you enjoy our efforts. See if you can figure out a few common themes among cartoonists this year. The cartoons are mostly "G" rated.

Why a Gift Shop?

For our second year we are proud to offer a gift shop of selected prior years' cartoons! Our intent is not to add to the commercialization of Christmas, but rather to make our cartoonists' cartoons available to you to share in the form of Christmas cards and other gift ideas. All proceeds go to the cartoonists or the operation of this site. We don't expect to sell all that much, but wanted a way for the cartoonists to get something back for their efforts in addition to this showcase of their talents. We also encourage you to visit their web sites and see what they do the rest of the year!

Y'all Come Back Now, Y'Hear!

We, the TCDC cartoonists, hope you enjoy our cartoon tribute to the Christmas season and wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Enjoy!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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