May 5th, 2016
by John Rose
WHAT?!! Beginning to look a lot like Christmas?!! It’s only the beginning of May, you say!! But, that’s how it is when you’re a cartoonist and have to work so far ahead on deadlines. As I have mentioned before in this blog, each year in the country of Norway, there is a special Snuffy Smith Christmas Comic Book that comes out every December. For the last few weeks I have been working on cover designs for this year’s Christmas comic book. To get in the mood to come up with Christmas ideas in May, I listen to Christmas music and watch classic Christmas movies. I’m happy to say that this week I successfully completed the cover for next year’s book and turned it in to the publisher.
The inside of the comic book features pages full of past Snuffy Smith Sunday comic strips, but each year the cover requires new art to be created. I’m so thankful that I get to do this each year for our wonderful readers in Norway! While I can’t reveal this year’s cover until December, above you’ll see last year’s cover to give you a general idea of what the comic book looks like. Remember, if you happen to walk by a building and hear Christmas music coming out of its windows in May, there could be a cartoonist inside trying to get inspired to meet his or her Christmas deadlines!
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