|© 2014 Don Arday.
Once again, this is the time of year for Santa. Whether you love the holidays or loath them, and whether you look forward to them or look beyond them, come mid-September the holidays begin to trickle in, until eventually there is a flood, all around us. For illustrators, Christmas truly does start in July. Publishers and advertisers have already launched their December 25th marketing strategies and are clamoring for images.
When it comes to picturing Santa, let’s face it, an illustration works best. And it seems that there is no end to how the jolly gentleman has been portrayed. With that in mind, and in consideration of things not always being what they seem, I present to you, an illustration of Santa from a different point of view.