Friday, December 22, 2006


When I was a kid the notion of Santa Clause always gave me the jitters. The thought of a huge lumbering stranger entering my house via a dark little chimney on a cold winter night is pretty unsettling. So with that in mind here’s the Christmas card I sent out this year to friends and family. I took some inspiration from 1980’s horror like Creepshow and Tales from Crypt, so I hope it doesn’t spook Nana, Pop and the rest of the Parpan clan too much.

Happy Holidays everyone.

22 comments:

Pickledog said...

Awesome and Spook-tastic! I am a little bit afraid that this guy knows when I am sleeping and such. Have a very Merry Christmas Justin.

Leo said...

Sweet lord, that makes my hastily-made christmas illustration look like a piece of crap..! Seriously, beautiful card. Merry Christmas..and I´ll show you next year, Parpan!!

Mauricio said...

Hi Justin

Happy Xmas !!!!!

Great new year, full of peace!

Checkmark said...

Hey man, it's been awhile. Have a nice Christmas! Awesome stuff as usual.

Gregory Sesma said...

lovin it

Alexei Martins said...

Hello Justin!!!
Awesome artwork!!
Merry Christmas and happy new year!!!!! See you in 2007!!!

Alexei

Ryan Wood said...

Hah, nice creepy Santa, man! Merry Christmas!

Moro Rogers said...

My parents tell me I was afraid of birthday cakes. This is indeed an awesome card, I'd like to get a card like this.^^

Chickengirl said...

lol I've never seen anyone use that font for "merry xmas" but its awesome.

SMacLeod said...

So cool!

Stephen said...

Great image!

Hope you're having a relaxing vacation

Goobeetsablog said...

cool.
that tales for the crypt
is a scary one.

nice looking illustration!

Maly Siri said...

ooow this is a very nice one, justin!! kisses and a very happy new year to you! may it be full of creation and achievement.

Alina Chau said...

Happy New Year!! Great Christmas card!!!

LauraBraga said...

Awesome artwork, justin.

Laura:)

Dave Pryor said...

Hi Justin,

Great Santa pic!

Just thought you'd like to know I received your book as a Christmas present and I was overjoyed! I love that funny little dinosaur.

Take care,
Dave

Jared Chapman said...

This illustration should be mass produced as a card so that everyone can send it during the Holidays. You and Josh should get to work on that. Now.

Marv said...

Creepy. Looks great Justin!

jimmynock said...

Man your setting the world on fire.
Your designs look great as always

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. Sorry I’ve been a complete flake lately about commenting back. Here’s my excuse -- I’m currently the owner and operated of my very own dinosaur themed roadside attraction on the side of interstate 12 and the winter tourists have been visiting like mad. I wear a dinosaur costume all day long and it’s a crazy existence that kind of makes the world of blogging seem like a total snore fest. I hope you all can understand.

Adam Ford said...

That is awesome. It makes me think of Shane Lewis' Santa painting titled "You Better Watch Out!"

Very cool.

Grégoire Mabire. said...

excellent ! I love your works !