www.The-Cartoonist.Com PRESENTS the Seventh Annual


Year: 2009 - 7th Annual TCDC

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Cartoonist Quick Links in Order of Appearance Below

Larry Miller - Sean Boley - Nelson Dewey - Ron Morgan - Ira Monroe - Dale Hunt - Rich Diesslin

'Twas the Night Before Christmas (ala TCDC)
(with apologies to Major Henry Livingston Jr. or Clement Clarke Moore!)

Read straight through by scrolling down (below)
or click on a link to go right to a piece of the show ...

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a Boley was stirring, and not even VAL's mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While Morgan's visions of video-games danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
Could Santa have upgraded his sleigh with a clapper,
Or perhaps Dewey's New Thunderbolt Reindeerslapper?

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
Landing with big thud that was hard to explain;
Santa and his sleigh on our crushed roof full of snow -
"Now, DUMBO! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! Dumbo and all!"

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each giant hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
And noticed a sight that was quite odd,
It appears Boley's worms were out in the yard!

Santa was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
Then he flung them all off and started to dance,
It seems that Miller's Elves witnessed the prance!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And Monroe's Pig laughed when he saw him, in spite of himself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave the pig and his fruitcake nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, to Hunt's Dad seeking work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

But away in a manger Diesslin's Yard Art opined,
That the importance of Christmas is not hard to find;
The committee they looked and they pondered the baby so fine,
And marveled at what the lights and the glitter could not out-shine!

 So Santa he sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

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Cartoonist Quick Links in Order of Appearance Below

Larry Miller - Sean Boley - Nelson Dewey - Ron Morgan - Ira Monroe - Dale Hunt - Rich Diesslin

The Festive - Larry Miller

The Joy of Hanging Lights on Your House!

Tough Year for Merchants!

Okay raise your hand is this is you! Uh-huh, that's what I thought!

Jolly!? Now you know the Rest of the Story ... ;)

Cartoon Cool Stuff

The Little Engine that Did ...

Cartoon Cool Stuff

Larry's E-mail

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.


Elfish Impersonator - Sean Boley

There are many theories about the red nose ...

Cartoon Cool Stuff

We miss you Billy ...

Cartoon Cool Stuff

If You Can't Trust ACME, Who Can You Trust ...

More ... Rest of the Story News ...

Here Come Da Judge, Here Come Da Judge ...

VAL (past, long time TCDC cartoonist) o' VAL Where are You???

Sean Gives a Tribute to TCDC Cartoonist Kevin Edler ...

... and Says What's on our Hearts as Well!
(see also the www.the-cartoonist.com tribute)

Sean's E-mail

Web links: http://www.myspace.com/kr2nist

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.


That Car Toons Guy - Nelson Dewey

Rudolph Continues to Make Questionable Decisions ...

or How Dumbo Saved Christmas ?!
Cartoon Cool Stuff

Santa Sports his New Thunderbolt Reindeerslapper 3000 ...

... who needs horsepower!
Cartoon Cool Stuff

Nelson's E-mail

Web links:


Meet the Cartoonist:

Nelson Dewey has been a professional cartoonist for a little over 50 years. His earliest memory of “cartooning” was when he got in trouble with a Grade 1 teacher, for “illuminating” the alphabet instead of just doing block letters. He has continued scribbling ever since.

While still in high school, Nelson became a professional cartoonist, with a sale to HOT ROD Magazine in 1960. He went on to draw and write regularly for CARtoons, HOT ROD Cartoons, and SURFtoons for 25 years. These comic books eventually shut down, and he went on to other kinds of cartooning, including magazine and newspaper cartoons, book illustrations, animation, and storyboarding (a lot like cartooning!). But I’ve always kept a love for things with wheels.

Over the years, there’s always seemed to be a strong interest in those "classic" comic books. Now the internet makes it easy for readers to find him as well as other CARtoonists. We recommend you check out his blog at http://carzy.ca to find out more about the comic books, the people, the cars, the times and to chat with Nelson Dewey about cartoons and cartooning — and and see some of his old stuff along with the new!


Santa's Little Helper - Ron Morgan

Efficiency or Failed Marketing Approach?

The Employees Right to Complain? ............ and ............The Rug Rats Right to Whine?

Skilled Labor!

Ron's E-mail

Meet the Cartoonist:

Ron Morgan has been a freelance cartoonist for 30 years. He sold many hundreds of cartoons over the years to major, medium and small publications, ranging from Harvard Business Review to The National Enquirer to Field and Stream, as well as many trade and farm journals. Ron is a retired weekly newspaper editor and also did the editorial cartoons for his newspaper. He now live in a beautiful resort area in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee and still enjoy drawing and marketing cartooning five days a week.


Nuttier than a Fruitcake - Ira Monroe (returns!)

"Balanced Diet?!"

Cartoon Cool Stuff

Just a Few More Weeks of Hiding Out ...

Cartoon Cool Stuff

Hey, Somebody's Got to Do It!

Ira's E-mail

Web Link: http://www.ArtWanted.com/bwanaart

Meet the Cartoonist:

Ira Monroe has operated a small cartooning studio in Nebraska for about 25 years. As Nebraska is not necessarily the 'hub' of the publishing industry in the U.S. it is often difficult to find steady engagements. As with all of our brethren in this business, he is constantly seeking assignments (and now you know how to contact him). Thank goodness for the internet and the opportunities it affords all of us. Ira especially enjoys this opportunity to work with all of the fine TCDC cartoonists again this year! Welcome back to TCDC Ira!


Down Your Chimney - Dale Hunt

Things Continue to Be Tough Out There ...

Cartoon Cool Stuff

A More Enterprising Young Lad ...

Cartoon Cool Stuff

Scrooge - The Early Years?!

Dale's E-Mail


Christmas on Steroids - Rich Diesslin

It Seems Elves May Soon Be Added to the Endangered Species List ...

Cartoon Cool Stuff

When Department Store Efficiency and Marketing Collide ...

Cartoon Cool Stuff

They Are Wise Men ...

... They Had a Backup Plan!
Cartoon Cool Stuff

The Reason for the Season is More Pleasin' ...

Cartoon Cool Stuff

Rich's E-mail

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 comic series Out to Lunch; 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 books and e-books out including A Journey Through Christian Theology, Fortress Press (Coming out in it's 2nd Editions March 2010), and The Cartoon Gospel of John, a commentary in full color published by ACTA Publications (both with author William Anderson). Look for his full-color paperback book The KNOTS or Not Scouting Cartoons also coming out this Spring! You can find out more about Rich on his "regular" home page.


From all the cartoonists to YOU!

Thanks for Dropping By!
We Hope You Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

If You Enjoyed This, then PLEASE Tell a Friend!


This year's cartoonists are Larry Miller, Sean Boley, Nelson Dewey, Ron Morgan, Ira Monroe, Dale Hunt and Rich Diesslin!! Thanks Guys!!!

A special tribute to Kevin Edler who passed away last year just after TCDC 2008!

Comments to our cartoonists can be e-mailed to the directly or added to our TCDC BLOG!

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

Why a Gift Shop?

For our third 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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