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happy christmas from vern and lettuce!

For the last ten years or so, I've always prided myself on printing up my own Christmas card, and this year I failed entirely. So apologies that you haven't got one! I made this little comic to fill the gap:



Vern and Lettuce are still driving around on their Christmas tractor tour, and I know they've returned from their trip to Paris because yesterday I got this photo of them from Sam Reeve on snowy Dartmoor. Yesterday was a big day; Sam had his first-ever ride in a tractor! He correctly spotted Vern and Lettuce's as a Massey Ferguson, and the photo shows the tractor of the local farmer who gave him a lift.
Click here if you'd like to download your own tractor to colour, cut and paste!



Last night Stuart and I met up with friends who ran an art gallery with us when I first moved to Britain. It was a huge job and had us doing all sorts of odd tasks, including sanding floors, bartending, making sure an artist didn't get hypothermia while lying in a bathtub full of baked beans, evading a bomb threat, and yanking naked artists out of the high-street front window. Surreal times.

Four of us walked back on a long dark pathway going over the top of the hill by a certain famous cemetery and Eddie and Caroline pointed out a hole in the fence around the reservoir. We clambered through, slithered up a slope and came out onto a huge snowy plateau with the best view I've ever seen of London. It was magic.



The path by the cemetery should have been dark and scary, but the snow and full moon turned everything silver.





Christmas posts from years past...

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siddhabenjamin
Dec. 23rd, 2010 09:19 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas!
Great comic strip Christmas card Sarah! Hope you have a smashing Christmas and an amazing new year.
jabberworks
Dec. 23rd, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
Re: Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much! And warm wishes to you!
_w_o_o_d_
Dec. 23rd, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas !

And on the subject of cards, did you get my postcard ?
jabberworks
Dec. 23rd, 2010 10:41 am (UTC)
And to you! I'm guessing it must be well cold in Brest right now. Hope you're wrapped up warm!

No, haven't seen the postcard. But now I shall look out for it! How was your trip?
_w_o_o_d_
Dec. 23rd, 2010 10:57 am (UTC)
It is SO cold ! No snow, though. Just this cold dry wind.

I sent that postcard to the Fleece Station. I do hope you get it. I gave the hotel clerk an extra dollar so that he would bring it to the post office. Maybe I should have gone myself...

Here's how my trip was :

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jabberworks
Dec. 23rd, 2010 11:25 am (UTC)
Wow, so many excellent photos! Those wats look AMAZING! I love the ones with the tree roots dripping over the ruins. I could spend a hundred years just sketching in that first wat. I saw a few like that in Thailand, but these are way better.

Looks like you had a brilliant time!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 23rd, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
Happy Christmas
Immediately thought of you this morning on seeing the blue sheep featured on the front page of the Guardian. Difficult to find online but this will hopefully work:

http://guardian.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

Hope you have a very happy Christmas.

Joan
jabberworks
Dec. 23rd, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Christmas
Hey, thanks for that, Joan! Vern asked me not to show Lettuce the photo of the blue sheep because he's afraid she might get some ideas. But he's been smiling to himself a lot, I think he might secretly fancy a blue rinse! Boxing Day could be amusing.

Hope you have a happy Christmas, too!
crazycrone
Dec. 23rd, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
Ms Lindner recently delivered your cool card (mild blasphemy!)
Thank you so much! ;-D
I'm sure we'll meet up soon.
jabberworks
Dec. 23rd, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! She sent me a text, so she was amazed to find out you came from the same exact town! Yes, I do hope I'll get to see you in the new year, even if it means me turning up on your doorstep. Have a cosy Christmas! x
dlasky
Dec. 24th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
we also have no cards
Happy Christmas to you all from David and Leeann!
jabberworks
Dec. 24th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Re: we also have no cards
And a big dose of the same to you both! xx
emmav
Dec. 24th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
Awww! Character crossovers are always so cool! One day I want to do something with every character I've drawn in it...a big party!

Merry Christmas! ^_^
jabberworks
Dec. 24th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
That would be fabulous! :D Merry Christmas to you and Pud! xx
libbi
Dec. 24th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing your art, which never fails to charm, interest or amuse (sometimes all 3) and please tell Lettuce that I like her and Vern's world most of all.
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