Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Cards of the Past

Since 2008 Darkslinger Comics has created a Christmas Card that we give out to our fans, friends and retailers.  We were unfortunately not able to produce a card in 2014 or 2015 because of time constraints.  We are currently in the process of sorting out the various ideas for what the 2016 card may be so that we do not have a repeat of this in the future.  As it is now officially Christmas Eve I thought it may be fun to take a look back at our holiday cards of the past.

 2008 card.  For this card I wanted to showcase the Darkslinger Comics as a slightly dysfunctional family, pitting them together in a way they had never been shown before.  It features David, Todd, Melissa and Scotty from Ghost Assassin; Malcolm from The Pauper and Robert Van Helsing from the Chronicles of Van Helsing.  This was the second time Robert had been illustrated and predates his first comic appearance in Chronicles of Van Helsing #2.  This was illustrated by Bruno Oliveira.
2009 card.  This card featured Robert Van Helsing being made into a snowman by Scotty from Ghost Assassin and the main character from Diary of a Dead Man (he has no name).  This card features an early version of the main character from Diary of a Dead Man and looks quite different than the final design for the character, which will hopefully see print in 2016.  This card also features an earlier version of Robert Van Helsing as it also predates Chronicles of Van Helsing #2.  This was illustrated by Nicholas Larsen, inked by James Taylor and colored by Ray Dillon.
2010 card.  This card features Robert Van Helsing in a Santa/Cowboy outfit, delivering a sack full of "goodies" to 2 little vampire children.  This card was fully painted by Chronicles of Van Helsing artist, Tony Morgan.

2011 card.  This card features Le Mime as Santa delivering presents to 2 shocked children.  This was clearly not the Santa they were expecting.  This card was fully illustrated by El Bovine Muerte artist, Paul Johnson.
 2012 card.  This card features David, Melissa and Scotty from Ghost Assassin.  This card is a take on "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus".  It was fully illustrated by Diary Of A Dead Man illustrator, Marco Roblin.

 2013 card.  The card has several Darkslinger elements in it.  Le Mime is holding Scott (from Ghost Assassin) as he places an angelic topper on the Christmas tree.  The topper is Prosien from the Principalities.  The Christmas tree features several Darkslinger logos on the ornaments.  In front of the tree are Sally with Mr Muffkins from Chronicles of Van Helsing and Bethany from El Bovine Muerte.  Bethany is holding a plush toy of The Pauper.  This card was fully illustrated by George Leon.

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