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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Holidays!

This is my Christmas card this year. Hope everyone is having a great holiday!

(click to enlarge)



This is also available without text as a wallpaper and a print.

I'll leave it up to some intrepid Jewish artist to draw a family of menorahs lighting people on fire.

P.S. Here's the original pencil sketch and the more detailed digital sketch.

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34 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, love it! And there was me thinking I couldn't find a good christmas wallpaper :D

Merry Christmas Rob!

December 23, 2007 10:53 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Haha, very twisted. I love it.

December 23, 2007 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

merry christmas rob...
i particularly like the parent presents holding hands...
nice touch!

oh and thanks for responding to my comment on 'helicopt-o-bot'...
i've been a long time reader (on all three sites, 3rd site still has an xmas feature for last year :D) and that was my first comment EVER...
so i was shock to find out today that you had responded...
a very rare occasion...

oh and my name's athena...
from silverlake, ca...
heard about you thru music...
thought u might like to know...

ok bye...

December 23, 2007 1:58 PM  
Blogger W M Schoenhofer said...

Nice. I really like your spin on an american classic!

December 23, 2007 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Kseniya said...

Haha, soo cute )) that what my colleagues sent me as a Christmas card. very nice of them ))

Merry Christmas to you, Rob
greets from Moscow

December 24, 2007 6:00 AM  
Blogger James said...

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December 24, 2007 6:20 AM  
Blogger James said...

Awesome wallpaper, so "in Russia, present opens you!" is actually true ;)

j/k

Merry Xmas

December 24, 2007 6:24 AM  
Blogger peeweejd said...

that is SOOO awesome! I downloaded the wallpaper version!! Thank you so much!

December 24, 2007 6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha awesome picture! i like it a lot.
i drew one kind of like it
http://chrislandium.myminicity.com/

December 24, 2007 7:18 AM  
Anonymous bornoriginal said...

Haha, nice and morbid Rob!
Clever too..
Hope your not suffering too much at the hands of your family during the holidays =D.
xx

December 24, 2007 12:26 PM  
Anonymous just_a_fathead said...

Wow! Not just this one but most of your work is fabulous! I see so much dreck from so-called artists that I often wonder if any talent is left out there. Then I saw your work. Imagination, crisp execution, a little dark, terrific color sense...man, I hope you are getting published.

December 24, 2007 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha this is awesome!

December 24, 2007 3:23 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Merry Christmas Rob,

Fantastic stuff....

It put a smile on a few faces at work today.

Happy holidays!

December 24, 2007 10:53 PM  
Anonymous alaalas said...

There is no spin here, just deeply disturbing child abuse. How dare you packageophiles spread your filth!!!

December 24, 2007 11:20 PM  
Blogger tonto said...

Oh, my...wealthy gifties??
anyway, happy holidays!

December 25, 2007 8:03 AM  
Anonymous littleoslo said...

striking n beautiful, gotta blog it to let more ppl to know abt your great work!

December 25, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger JAmez said...

hahaha savage work rob!
Happy Christmas! ^_^

December 25, 2007 11:13 AM  
Anonymous moose said...

Brilliant. In fact, incrediby brilliant.

December 26, 2007 12:58 AM  
Anonymous feketefene said...

LOL

Hilarious!!!
...and savage!

December 26, 2007 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Isabel said...

Nice!! great works!! I love them :)

December 27, 2007 11:37 AM  
Blogger k. disaster said...

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December 27, 2007 4:50 PM  
Blogger k. disaster said...

you never cease to amaze me. every time i start to think of things in normal working order i stumble on here and it's all ass backwards again. it seems like you incorporate different reversals a lot in you work. i think this is one of my faves.

December 27, 2007 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please make these available as christmas cards--i'd order 20!

December 29, 2007 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why anyone would call this creative. The definition of creativity is an original idea that has merit.

Where is the merit in this illustration?

Presents deserve no empathy so it can't be a message to "save the presents."

Is this some disjointed statement against capitalism, or is it just being morose because the artist feels he has to be violent to stay hip?

I would like to see this artist work outside of his comfort zone for a change, and stop pretending that being morbid will somehow give his work merit.

It is as much what you say as how you say it.

December 29, 2007 2:42 PM  
Blogger Arjan said...

very macabre, but I love it!

December 30, 2007 4:24 AM  
Blogger MC said...

Your Christmas Cards won my blog's weekly award, The Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award on Friday.

It is some really wicked work Rob.

December 30, 2007 2:30 PM  
Anonymous KBlack said...

My new favorite Christmas wallpaper of all time! This should be made into wrapping paper; I'd buy it in bulk.

December 30, 2007 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Selestrielle said...

What about turkeys eating people or christmas balls hanging children in a tree??...

I really like your drawings (this one VERY included). Have great holydays!!

January 2, 2008 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

children are oddly shaped and therefore would create much wasted space not filled by toys...

you should be more ergonomical in your designs.

kidding! awesome concept, i loved it

January 6, 2008 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude. You ripped this idea off from a Famous Barr Holiday TV commercial.

February 1, 2008 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Catu said...

I'm Jewish, I'll do the Menorahs for next year :D

February 2, 2008 5:48 PM  
Blogger //Felipe said...

Love the illustration, and love this blog layout

April 21, 2008 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Atlanta Real Estate said...

that what my coworkers sent me as a Christmas card. very nice of them.LOL

May 9, 2008 8:57 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

I'm locking comments on this post for a little while, because some Japanese asshole keeps spamming it.

May 12, 2008 8:02 AM  

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