Monday, March 27, 2017

Santa Claus Lives


This post may seem a bit unseasonable. It's about Santa Claus.

IDW recently published a brand new edition of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, L. Frank Baum's classic 1902 full-length fantasy telling the story of that generous gentleman, how he was raised by wood-nymphs in the magical Forest of Burzee, how he was granted immortality by the Council of Immortals, and how he brings toys each Christmas Eve to the children of the world.

I prepared 12 full-color paintings as well as a cover painting for this book. You can see two of them here--Santa delivering toys in his sleigh (right) and Santa arguing with the Knooks about using reindeer to help deliver toys (below).

The Live and Adventures of Santa Claus was published in time for last Christmas, but I was in the middle of a household move and didn't have a chance to share it here. So now I am, just as it turns spring, but I suppose it's better late than never.

On the other hand, if you order your copy now, you'll be in plenty of time for next Christmas. Get your holiday shopping done early!

Here's a link to the online store: http://www.shop.hungrytigerpress.com/main.sc