The-Cartoonist.Com Proudly Presents the 12th Annual, 2014 ...

The Cartoon Days of Christmas (TCDC)

A Trip Down Memory Lane:
Past 11 Years of TCDC

11th - 2013

10th - 2012

9th - 2011

8th - 2010

7th - 2009

6th - 2008

5th - 2007

4th - 2006

3rd - 2005

2nd - 2004

1st - 2003

23 New Cartoons!

355 Cartoons
from Past TCDCs!

378 Cartoons in

The Twelve Years of TCDC

(to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas and all the repeats not shown ... see if you can find all the references in each year!)

On the first year of Christmas, my true love sent to me a reindeer on a golf course (2003)

On the second year of Christmas, my true love sent to me two Kittens' mittens (2004)

On the third year of Christmas, my true love sent to me three fat Santas (2005)

On the fourth year of Christmas, my true love sent to me four Night-lights (2006)

On the fifth year of Christmas, my true love sent to me five Jedi Masters (2007)

On the sixth year of Christmas, my true love gave to me six strings (of lights) a-tangled (2008)

On the seventh year of Christmas, my true love gave to me seven Souped-up Sleighes (2009)

On the eighth year of Christmas, my true love gave to me eight giant stockings (2010)

On the ninth year of Christmas, my true love gave to me nine Haz Mat Suits (2011)

On the tenth year of Christmas, my true love gave to me ten Cavemen Shopping (2012)

On the eleventh year of Christmas, my true love gave to me eleven cars for Hillbillies (2013)

On the twelfth year of Christmas, my true love gave to me twelve drones a-flying (2014), ..., eleven cars for Hillbillies, ten Cavemen Shopping, nine Haz Mat Suits, eight giant stockings, seven Souped-up Sleighes, six strings (of lights) a-tangled, Five Jedi Masters, Four Night-lights, three fat Santas, two Kittens' mittens and a reindeer on a golf course.

Twas the Night Before TCDC ...

'Twas the Night before TCDC, when all through the web site,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a dust mite;

The stockings were hung by the monitor with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The cartoonists were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of bright pixels burned in their heads;
And Emu in her 'kerchief, and Bear in his cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
Miller sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window went Jose like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to Miller's eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tangled reindeer!

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
He knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than beagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
Santa and his sleigh on the new-fallen snow
"Now, Boley! now, Diesslin! now, Perno and Villena!
On, Pohrer! on Pitchford! on, Tomaselli, and Delgado!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As dry heaves that before too much wild turkey will fly,
When they meet with a cartoonist, whose clearely not dry,
So up to the house-top the drones they flew,
With a sack full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a inkling, we heard from this feller,
The buzzing and whirring of each little propeller.
As we hid behind the curtain afraid of the sight,
Down the chimney a drone came with a light.

It was covered in fur, from its stern to its bow,
All red and white as if it were St. Nick coming down now;
A bundle of toys hung down from the drone,
Looking quite odd against the hearth made of stone.

The lights -- how they twinkled! The runners how merry!
With a canopy dome that looked like a cherry!

On the roof meanwhile St. Nick on his sleigh,
Worked the controls as though he were at play;

The stump of a stylus he held is his teeth,
as he did drone patterns shaped like a wreath;

Once done by the fire he moved to lawn,
Where the Bobs were waiting well before dawn.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And the worms laughed when they saw him, in spite of themselves;
A wink of his eye and big efforts to squirm,
But it was still impossible to get to the worms;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled up the mini-drones; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of the controls,
And giving a nod, it went down the wormhole he chose!

Then it was time to take care of the Zombies,
Whom impatiently waited outside the Ambercombies.
Lum and Abner waited as well, with pitchfork and torch and shotgun do tell;
But the Zombies were peaceful if just for this night,
So they all enjoyed their presents without a fight!

Once that was done he sprang to his sleigh, and then gave a whistle,
And away they all flew as though Onion and Pea had sat on a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

TCDC Cartoonist Hall of Fame: (in order of participation):

Rich Diesslin*
Larry Miller*
Sean Boley*
Dale Hunt
Kevin Edler
Ira Monroe
Ron Morgan
Charles Filius
Michael Pohrer
Pete Delgado*
Finn Andersson
Joe Ruisi
Joel Coughlin
Michael Kandalaft
Nelson Dewey
Noel Ford
Tim Ellis
Donnie Pitchford*
Jose Villena and David Tomaselli*
Bridgett Spicer
Chad Carpenter
Dina Pagil-Gerner
Erik Sandberg
Karl Zorowski
Leonard Cachola
Rick London
Simeon Liebman
Rick Enright
Tom Barnett
Eleanor Perno*

*=2014 Cartoonist

The Twelve Years of Christmas ...

The Cartoon Days of Christmas started in 2003 as the Twelve Cartoon Days of Christmas (hence TCDC) providing a new cartoonist's cartoons for each of 12 days leading up to Christmas. TCDC as an annual event was inspired by Pete Delgado's annual Halloween cartoonfest called Zombie-A-Go-Go or ZAGG. Over the next few years it became clear that TCDC should run for all of December, with all the cartoons available all the time. Afterall, in addition to celebrating the fun in Christmas, it is also an opportunity for a bunch of cartooonists to display their talents. It also seems fitting to once again employ The Twelve Days of Christmas song in celebrating our 12th year of TCDC and the telling of Twas the Night before TCDC! (Left side margin)

And now for this Year's TCDC ...

2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

Cartoons by cartoonist:

Rich Diesslin - Larry Miller - Pete Delgado - Sean Boley - Michael Pohrer
Jose Villena and David Tomaselli - Eleanor Perno - Donnie Pitchford

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Rich (Hibernating) Diesslin

Santa Tries the Camouflage Look

Shark Jewelry

Perhaps Not the Spirit of Christmas Giving

Wise but Not Handy

Bearly Christmas!

Rich Diesslin'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 syndicated comic series Out to Lunch; the cartoonist of the KNOTS or Not (or KNOTS) scout cartoons done for his web site and; and cartoonist of the Cartoon Gospels. His lastest book and ebook is Out to Lunch - Useless Add-Ons. He has several other books and ebooks including KNOTS Scout Cartoons, A Journey Through Christian Theology, The Cartoon Gospels, and The Cartoon Old Testament. You can find out more about Rich on his "regular" home page.

Rich Diesslin - Larry Miller - Pete Delgado - Sean Boley - Michael Pohrer
Jose Villena and David Tomaselli - Eleanor Perno - Donnie Pitchford - Top

Larry (of the North Pole) Miller

All Tangled Up in Christmas!

Home for the Holidays?!

Christmas Injuries

Amazon Eat Your Heart Out ...

Bucking for the Bad List

Ah, Life is a Beach ...

Larry Miller's E-mail

New Google Groups Forum: Cartoonists Wanted

Meet the Cartoonist:

Senior TCDC Contributor 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.

Rich Diesslin - Larry Miller - Pete Delgado - Sean Boley - Michael Pohrer
Jose Villena and David Tomaselli - Eleanor Perno - Donnie Pitchford - Top

Zombie Pete Delgado

Zombie Letter to Santa

Even the Worms Gotta Eat!

Cartoonist's E-mail

Pete's Web Site:

Meet the Cartoonist:

Pete is the creator of RPG Penguin (aka RPG Blues) and Zombie-A-Go-Go and brings is unique zombie humor to the Christmas Holidays!

Rich Diesslin - Larry Miller - Pete Delgado - Sean Boley - Michael Pohrer
Jose Villena and David Tomaselli - Eleanor Perno - Donnie Pitchford - Top

Sean (Lord of the Worms) Boley

Whose Clause is It Anyway ...

Santa's Got Worms?!

Elves: Messing with Santa

A Worm Burner

Sean's E-mail

Web links:

Meet the Cartoonist:

Fellow TCDC alumnus Sean Boley graces us with his twisted presence once again this year, bringing his typical off-the-wall humor to the yuletide table. And for the first time since his arrival to TCDC of seemingly many light years ago, Sean is introducing his own characters to the "Merry Christmas" mix -- which happen to be a couple of worms named Bob (their background story is too long to print here ... just ask Sean, he'll gladly tell you!).*

His ongoing pursuit of that holy grail of an art career is still going strong, and there's been some interesting changes along the way ... most notably having recently landed a comic strip gig, plus is also collaborating with another artist on some projects. And as if that weren't enough to keep him busy, he's also proud owner of his own small business, "SB Designs." Sean can be reached at, and you can find his artwork either on his Facebook profile or on his page,

*Editor's Note: Sean thinks he's introducing the worms this year but he also used them in 2009 but perhaps their collective names were not Bob then. ;)

Rich Diesslin - Larry Miller - Pete Delgado - Sean Boley - Michael Pohrer
Jose Villena and David Tomaselli - Eleanor Perno - Donnie Pitchford - Top

Michael (Refrigerator) Pohrer

Friged Weather?

Happy Holidays

Michael Pohrer's E-mail


Meet the Cartoonist:

Michael Pohrer; St. Louis, Missouri Animator / Cartoonist / Illustrator. Spilling ink on drawing boards since 1979. Delivering daily funnies to the masses since 1988 through the printed pages. Editorial Cartoonist for The Global Free Press, Creator of the internationally syndicated cartoon strips FIDDLESTIX©, and Welcome To The Jungle© Currently a member of CAPS, Comic Art Professional Society, SCCS Southern California Cartoonists Society - San Diego Chapter of The National Cartoonists Society, I.C.C. International Cartoonist Conspiracy, and The St. Louis Gateway Arts.

The various animation / digital graphics / illustrations / and cartoons produced at PC Studios can be seen throughout various media sources internationally. A few of those include The Global Free Press (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), The Lookout Newspaper (Victoria, British Columbia), Newropeans Magazine (Paris, France), WND Weekly. The material created has been broadcast on NBC, featured through Google News and appears in "Best Editorial Compilations", Comic books (U.K., Britian), Anthologies, newspapers, magazines, as well as exhibitions through Galleries, and Museums.

Thanks to all the editors and publishers out there that have featured and continue to feature my work throughout the years. For more information on Michael Pohrer you can check out TOONED IN© his new website or email. Connect socially with Michael on Google Plus.

Rich Diesslin - Larry Miller - Pete Delgado - Sean Boley - Michael Pohrer
Jose Villena and David Tomaselli - Eleanor Perno - Donnie Pitchford - Top

Jose Villena and David Tomaselli
(Onion and Pea)

An Onion and Pea Christmas Story!

Note: background story in TCDC 2013

A Boy Playing with His Vegetables ...

The Cartoonists' E-mail

Main Web Site:

Go Comics Web Site:
Facebook Page:

Meet the Cartoonist:

Jose Villena and David Tomaselli join us again this year!

Jose Villena graduated in Economics and has worked for over ten years in the department of marketing and advertising as an art director in various companies. Currently he is a freelance designer, illustrator and co-author, with David Tomaselli, of the comic strip "Onion & Pea". Since his early childhood he has always wanted to be a cartoonist to capture on paper all those crazy pictures and stories that come to his mind. Besides drawing and painting, he loves movies, music and martial arts. He is happily married and lives with his wife in Malaga, Spain, making his dreams come true.

David Tomaselli born in Malaga, Spain, currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland, where he combines his engineering job with writing the comic strip "Onion & Pea" of which he is co-author with Jose Villena. David and Jose met in high school over twenty years ago where they discovered they had in common their passion for comics, a passion that began to develop professionally over five years ago. He is currently obsessed with learning German in order to talk to Gordo, his German shepherd, who never listens to him. Right now, the dog merely snores.

Rich Diesslin - Larry Miller - Pete Delgado - Sean Boley - Michael Pohrer
Jose Villena and David Tomaselli - Eleanor Perno - Donnie Pitchford - Top

Eleanor (the Emu Whisperer) Perno

Merry Christmas from Down Under!*

* = To be perfectly honest I was faced with a deadline (while doing cartooning course/ink drawing) and pictured an emu trying to skate and, of course, getting himself completely tangled up - long neck and long legs attached to a bundle of feathers. There is, of course, the Australian Version of the 12 Days of Christmas which, on the 2nd Day of Christmas, has an Emu up a Gum Tree! (If you want to see the complete lyrics: but I was not even aware of those lyrics when I drew the Christmas Emu. -Eleanor

Eleanor Perno E-mail

Meet the Cartoonist:

TCDC welcomes a new cartoonist to the mix this year - Eleanor Perno. In all of her 76 years she has loved cartoons and thought it was time to try herself. Sso she did and completed a TAFE (Australia) Cartooning Course in 2010 and, afterward, created a series of cartoons about Emu. This cartoon above, THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, is one of them.

Her full name: Eleanor Mary Perno (she signs things emperno or emp). She lives in a retirement village on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. She and her husband are part of a classical music group - he plays concert and alto flute; and she plays piano, classical and bass guitar and harp. Reading, Writing, Music, Poetry and Drawing have been the Hobbies of her Life. Charles Schultz PEANUTS has been her constant companion for decades; Snoopy especially!

Rich Diesslin - Larry Miller - Pete Delgado - Sean Boley - Michael Pohrer
Jose Villena and David Tomaselli - Eleanor Perno - Donnie Pitchford - Top

Donnie (the Toy Man) Pitchford

Gift Giving

Donnie Pitchford's E-mail

Meet the Cartoonist:

Donnie Pitchford of Carthage, Texas decided to be a cartoonist 50 years ago, but few five-year-olds get hired. After working in the graphic arts industry a while, he majored in commercial art and art education, and decided on a "temporary" career as an educator (1983-2010). He ended up teaching broadcasting for 25 of those years, but the desire to "draw funny pitchers" persisted. He started the weekly "Lum and Abner" comic strip (which includes an audio adaptation) in 2011. This strip, based on the popular radio comedy show and movies of the 1930s-50s, can be seen and heard each week at The "Lum and Abner" strip without audio is available at and in some Arkansas newspapers. Other work includes a cover painting, digital coloring, hand lettering, and scripting for Argo Press ("Charlton Spotlight Comics"), and co-editing the 2015 book "Tom Sutton's Creepy Things" for Yoe Books/IDW. Donnie Pitchford is a member of the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society.

Rich Diesslin - Larry Miller - Pete Delgado - Sean Boley - Michael Pohrer
Jose Villena and David Tomaselli - Eleanor Perno - Donnie Pitchford - Top

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 featured cartoonists are Rich Diesslin, Larry Miller , Pete Delgado, Sean Boley, Michael Pohrer, Jose Villena and David Tomaselli, Eleanor Perno and Donnie Pitchford! Thanks All!!!

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

Also thanks to our "Friends of TCDC" web sites that are helping to get the word out. If your web site wishes to post our banner, we'll add you to the list!

Questions, Comments or Other Web Issues - Email Rich

Why a Gift Shop?

We are happy to offer a TCDC gift shop of selected 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 (at their request). 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!