In keeping with our tradition of presenting a Christmas surprise, this year we’re excited to showcase the Christmas card art of Mort Walker! We present an array of cards that span decades and highlight Mort’s draftsmanship, design sense and the growth of his family over the years. We’re grateful to Mort for sharing his archives with Hogan’s Alley readers, and to Bill Janocha, who prepared the material for us to use.
And since you’ve all been such good boys and girls this year, here’s another holiday treat: the NEA Christmas strip sequence from 1940, “The Quints’ Christmas” by Brandon Walsh.
Now that you’ve read this year’s Christmas treat from Hogan’s Alley, it’s an excellent to visit (or revisit) past years’ offerings: the Christmas card art of Dik Browne, the Christmas card art of Arnold Roth, the Christmas card art of Roy Doty, a smorgasbord of various cartoonists’ Christmas cards, another set of various cartoonists’ Christmas cards, and our first Christmas treat, the Christmas card art of “Little Orphan Annie” creator Harold Gray.