Art For Art’s Sake – Christmas edition

Published On December 23, 2012 | By Richard Bruton | Animation, Art For Art's Sake, Comics

Christmas. Art. Comics. Easy. Time for a Christmas round up….

Holly Swain Christmas card designs…. visiting her studio:

The fantastic Josceline Fenton puts Hemlock on hiatus over the Christmas period but leaves with this…

Emma Vieceli:

Jonathan Edwards – a wonderful, wonderful Snowman, part of an exhibition, “Snowman’s Land”, that starts at Foyles Cafe, Charing Cross Road on December 18th.

And the full set, framed and ready for exhibition at Foyles – via Jonathan Edwrads’ Twitpic:

Simon Gane – Xmas Punk (via Twitpic)

Alan Davies art from The Maze Agency, a rather quirky and fun detective thing written by Mike W Barr from the late 80s

‘Little Saint Nick’ illustration for Revolver by Mark Buckingham, 1990. Via Mr Phil:

And from Santa to Mrs Scrooge, from the poem (here at the Guardian), and later book by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Posy Simmonds:

Sean Azzopardi put up these wonderful, wonderful scenes of Hyde Park on his blog a while back, but it’s a perfect picture of wintery weather – you can practically feel the cold through the picture from here.

J Bone (Via Lulu)

Des Taylor:

JK Woodward brings a little Spider Jerusalem for Christmas:

Incredibly David Frankum reports he got complaints last year because this was posted up on the FPI blog? Seriously? Complaining about what? Really people, this is great fun…. so here it is again.

Marvel 2011 Holiday Card by Chris Giarrusso (Via Time Travel Rocket Powered Apes):

…. which of course is a homage to….

Charles M. Schulz’ Peanuts Christmas special.

But seeing that and searching for an image to use threw up this from Wild Guru Larry on Flickr

…. and now, what would Christmas be without a little religion? Your Christmas message from Skottie Young… Jesus Vs. Vampires! (Via Bendis)

We shall leave you with the first couple of pages of Kev Sutherland’s ‘T’was The Night Before Christmas’ from Beano Annual 2005. The rest online at Kev’s site:

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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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