Since I've been doing quite a bit of Garbage Pail Kid related artwork recently I decided it was time to do a Christmas themed illustration. There are quite a few cards that deal with Santa and the holidays but I finally decided to use card #254 (Chris Mess/ Sandy Clod) from the 7th series as a reference.
This card always reminded me of the escaped mental patient who stole a Santa outfit played by Larry Drake in the Tales From the Crypt episode "All Through the House". It was the second episode of the show and came out two years after the card was made.
I did the original drawing in felt-tip pen and decided after sketching it out to remove the wreath and lights that were on his back since I didn't really feel they were essential to the gag. I know he's supposed to be a thief but I figured beating someone with a blackjack and pickpocketing them was good enough.
I colored it on the computer with photoshop and remade the Garbage Pail Kids logo into a "Merry Christmas" banner.
I figured I could post it for friends and family for the holidays. Feel free to use it yourself it you'd like. Merry Christmas!!