Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blast from the Past #145: The Christmas Snail

Though this would probably have been better posted around Christmas, it's still kind of seasonally appropriate (especially given that today we are getting even more snow here in Northampton... about five inches already and it's still coming down). I likely would have posted it in December, but I actually just stumbled across it last week.



Of all the various Christmas cards I have made, this is probably the quirkiest. It was drawn in 1982, the first year we were living in Dover, NH, which probably inspired the beach setting. But what possessed me to draw an anthropomorphic Christmas tree riding a giant snail, I can't say at this point in time. I will say that it is still one of my favorite drawings. -- PL

6 comments:

~ tOkKa said...

-->> .. i think you just got a little TOO much sun that day..

kidding ** ~~

..i think many people are dreaming of similar scenes of warmer, sunnier beaches and X-mas trees driving escargot drawn carriages.


..>v<

Neil said...

LSD in the early 80's? I think that tree is talking to me, man' :)

Daniel Schwarz said...

Not surprising that this came from the same mind that concieved the concept of teenaged mutated anthropamorphic turtles skilled in the art of ninjitsu.

You are very... er... creative, Mr. Laird :)

Seriously though, very quirky, strange, and cute. And suddenly, I long to see a mutated snail character join the TMNT universe...

Alex "Toon" Deligiannis said...

Wow, interesting.

silver13 said...

OMG! I don't imagine no one else doing such creative drawing for a christmas card!

Will you and the other drawers (Kevin Eastman, Jim Lawson,...) come to Portugal soon? (I don't belive in that, but its just a question btw. I realy would like to meet you! But I suppose I got to go to USA to do that!)

PL said...

"silver13 said...
OMG! I don't imagine no one else doing such creative drawing for a christmas card!

Will you and the other drawers (Kevin Eastman, Jim Lawson,...) come to Portugal soon? (I don't belive in that, but its just a question btw. I realy would like to meet you! But I suppose I got to go to USA to do that!)"

I can't speak for any of the other guys, but given that I don't fly any more, it is unlikely that I will ever make it to Portugal. -- PL