This is actually a redrawn version of a Christmas day cartoon I drew for the old Denver Square comic that ran in the Rocky Mountain News.
I’m Jewish and don’t celebrate Christmas, but I’ve always loved the quiet feeling of Christmas day (not to mention the amazing Christmas lights which are making cold nights here in Denver much more pleasant).
I think the recession must be over, because the lighting displays are the biggest and brightest they’ve been in years.
I’m back after a few weeks off. Now I have to figure out how to pay for the vacation. We did just pay off the last of our kids’ student loans, though, so it’s almost like getting a raise. Poor Sam and Liz are on the other end of the long march.
The thing I worry most about when I teach a class in cartooning, which I do on occasion, is that I’m boring my students. I thought I’d play this one out from the students’ point of view. Maybe boring isn’t the worst thing, after all. For the full series, go to GoComics.com.
Today’s strip is a nod to the hours my wife worked making sure the kids had what they needed—materially and at school. She was the school mom, the after-school mom, the soccer mom, the speech tournament mom, the choir mom, etc. I had a job that let me participate more than most, but she still did by far the most.