Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas Everybody!


Art by Dave Sim (1984?)

10 comments:

Jeff Seiler said...

"There's nothing like a boob the size of your head to make you forget about everything else."

Thanks, Dave and Tim (and Ger, who probably drew the wreath).

Travis Pelkie said...

Merry Christmas to all.

I'd place this at '83, probably, as #57 has a December '83 cover date, which is where they were married.

I'd also say that the wreath was all Dave, probably. That bow definitely looks like his linework.

Just guessin', though.

Mikhail Voronoy said...

One of the Christmas gifts I received by proxy (family member gave me 30 dollars) was buying both volumes of Church and State today. It's a shame that Australian currency seems to be out of whack as I paid around 28 dollars in total. I donated the remaining dollar to Cerebus Downloads. I hope everyone has a merry Christmas.

Steve Harold said...

Merry Christmas Dave.
And Best Xmas Wishes to everyone!

Carson Grubaugh said...

Herry ThankChrist ChaunnaKwanza, everyone!

Carson Grubaugh said...

Also, I fully expect that The Donald's Christmas card to America next year will look pretty much like that. Another amazing prognostication by Dave! Ha-ha.

Barry Deutsch said...

I spent this Christmas and Hanukkah with my mom and with my sister's family. I'm Jewish, and so have never celebrated Christmas; but my brother-in-law isn't Jewish, so my niece and nephew expect both celebrations (including, of course, more presents). This year both the first night of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve were on the same evening; the last time that happened was in the 1970s.

Anyway, it's a fun time. Merry and happy whatever and however you celebrate, AMOC folks!

Ibis said...

Merry Christmas!

Tony Dunlop said...

Speaking of the coincidence of Christmas and Hanukkah this year, I had an unexpected pleasure driving home from Christmas Eve services; on one of my favorite radio stations, the great violinist Itzhak Perlman (sp?) was playing recordings of his favorite Hanukkah songs from Israel.
Remember, Christmas lasts twelve days - it ain't over yet! Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Dave Sim said...

Travis - Good call. Yes, as far as I know this is the '83 card. Gerhard was doing the "Even More In '84" ad paste-ups and things like that at the time.

Mikhail Voronoy - Many thanks for the donation and for buying WAY TOO MUCH CEREBUS. Them's our biggest books!

Barry! Shalom! Christmas being on a Sunday this year, I read my usual ten chapters of the Torah out loud which turned out to be Amos (9 chapters) and Obadiah (1 chapter). I don't recall that ever happening before: that the ten chapters encompassed two books EXACTLY. I also came to the end of the Koran on Christmas Eve which meant reading Sura 2 The Cow and 3 The Family of Imran (the two longest Suras -- takes about two hours to read aloud). Definitely an interesting confluence.

Tony Dunlop - "And again I will glorify him."