Santa Intrudes Upon Another Thanksgiving…

Since there is a little bit more involved here than my usual, I thought it might be kinda cool to show you guys how this particular comic was generated… It started with an idea I had about how Christmas seems to have intruded into our Thanksgiving holiday in recent years.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the Christmas season, but with all it’s bright lights, toys, loud commercialization, annoying pop remakes of classic carols being played on the radio the day after Halloween, and the retail nightmare known as Black Friday, Thanksgiving just seems somehow diminished.  So I started with a small sketch of Santa barging in on my family’s Thanksgiving dinner…

Then I did a rough sketch of the entire comic, trying to work out the dialogue next…

then tightened up the pencils a bit…

and finally adding color to finish it off…

The only plan I had with the coloring was to use all fall/autumn colors except for Santa. I thought maybe he would look even more intrusive that way, busting in the door with his bright red jacket amidst all the orange, brown, and gold.

So, there you go!  Hope you enjoyed the comic and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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