For years I painted comical Christmas cards with comic backstories. I was influenced by Tolkien, Sabra Field, and Rebecca Merry. Attached are a few of the images from the series. From left, Drying Out; Meteor Shower, New Life, Drying Out; Things are not what they Seem at the North Pole;  If Santa Claus had Orban’s Basilica Canon back in the day (1453).