Dec 20 2012


Razzle is an E.T. (Elf in Training). He recently found a stack of silver age comics in the back room of the workshop and now he is convinced he is destined to fight crime. He can be seen at night righting wrongs and thwarting evil, at least till his mom tucks him in.

Christmas elf, portrait, sketch, cartoon, Razzle

Evil beware the wrath of Razzle

Dec 19 2012


Nord was always a little bigger than his elven brothers so he never quite fit in. He worked the toy line and made quick work of it, breaking dozens of records even but his heart was never in it. No Nord loved snowboarding more than anything else, snowboarding and tending his secret green house. Well snowboarding, tending his secret greenhouse and eating lots of midnight munchies. Yeah that about sums him up.

Christmas elf, sketch, portrait, cartoon

Nord gets the midnight munchies a lot

Note to self: perhaps Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother was not the best inspirational musical choice for elf drawing, just a thought. Hmm I’m feeling a bit peckish myself.

Dec 18 2012


This is Trinket. She’s working to modernize Santa’s workshop. She really has her work cut out. Most folks up north are very attached to doing things the good old-fashioned way. It may take some time but she is winning over hearts one gadget at a time. Think Santa will notice that smart phone she slipped onto his sled?

Christmas elf, sketch, portrait, cartoon

Trinket's got big plans



Dec 15 2012


Pip showed up one day at Santa’s  workshop about 50 years ago and well, never left. No one knows what he does but everybody seems to like him. He’s very quiet & never says much, actually no one  can remember him ever saying a word but he seems happy enough and always smells of cinnamon.

Pip, Christmas elf, sketch, cartoon

Pip - glad your here


Dec 13 2012


Nod works in Legal Affairs, he doesn’t see much action, in fact he’s kinda bored so he has time to braid his whiskers.

Christmas elf, sketch, portrait, Nod

Nod: North Pole Legal Affairs -stay awake Nod

Sorry about the crummy scan. I did this one up in a pocket sketch book with a mechanical pencil in very low light (while waiting for my daughters ballet to start) so the drawing is too delicate for me cheapo scanner.

Dec 12 2012


Grundy is Santa’s Sleigh Master. He ensures the Christmas sleigh is in tip-top shape year after year. He’s old school, who needs GPS or cruise control when you have 8 magic reindeer.

sketch, elf portrait, pencil, Christmas

Grundy, Santa's Sleigh Master

Dec 7 2012


Meet Bosq, he works for Santa but he thinks Santa works for him. He handles “monetary” concerns. He is under the impression that gum drops, cookies and candy canes are legal tender. I bet he never tried to buy a house.

Santa's elf, sketch, christmas

Bosq, Christmas Financial Officer

Dec 6 2012


This is Que, he is also one of Santa’s elves. He’s in charge of the tool crib but he thinks he’s the Quarter Master for the Entire Northern Division. Just humor him he’s harmless.

Christmas, Santa's elf, sketch, cartoon

Que, the "Quarter Master"

Dec 5 2012


This is BoBo he’s an elf in Santa’s workshop.  He’s in charge of putting coal in the naughty children’s stockings. He’s also the bouncer at the annual after Christmas party. Best to stay on his good side.

BoBo, Christmas elf, sketch, bouncer, coal

BoBo the Christmas bouncer

Dec 1 2012


Today is a sad day for me. I have to confront more personal failure. The “Economy” has finally caught up with me and I have to give up my studio of the last 5 years which I truly love and say goodbye to the guys I share it with whom I will always consider my brothers. I also will be giving up my home of the last 11 years and all that entails and on a budget of near zero. So big changes are in order over the next few weeks, but so are some good things too. I will be moving to another town to be with my youngest daughter and hopefully get a fresh start. So I’m trying to see this time not as a crash and burn but more of a re-boot. Next challenge: surviving Christmas -oye.

pencil sketch, self portrait