Had dinner last night with fellow cartoonist George Pieper and his wife Noreen at Sammy’s Italian Restaurant in Ocala, Florida. George nabbed a photo of me whipping up a painted ornament for them. Did you know the perfect paint for Santa’s suit is spaghetti sauce?
Dropped this off to my pal Robin in Ocala. She being a science fiction fan gave me the rare opportunity to draw a Yuletide intergalactic scene!
The drawing was to also answer the age old question: Does Santa wear his space helmet with his beard in or out? Space air does wonders for Santa’s beard!
My annual Christmas card of Florida native critters inside The Ivy House in Ocala, Florida. Used lots of reference for the interior of the 1890 house/restaurant and had to skew things a bit to make the image more readable. Also,used more reference than years past for the critters. I tried to limit the animals a bit so that the interior of the building could be better felt and understood. I finished inking this Monday.
The Dorris Bobber Memorial Palmetto Bug is hidden somewhere. You’d need to see the actual card to find him, though. This is the first year Swampy, Trilby and Zuber of Swampy’s Florida appear as part of the illustration.
A Christmas Eve stop while on the road at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg.
There was even a bear in the trees!
Another painting done on Sunday as part of our Genuine Florida series. By the way, all of these are for sale.
I joined the resurrector of the Orlando Christmas star, Jack Kazanzas at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard in Downtown Orlando for the rising of the star. Above is a sketch I made there. Beside that is Jack welcoming all to the event.
There were goodies for all!
Orlando Utility employees got goodies, too!