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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Wrapping - 1980

Last year around Christmastime, F.O.A.M. member Russell Burbage sent me a bunch of cool examples of DC-themed wrapping paper, so many that I didn't get to using them all in 2007, so here's another for 2008!

Drawn by Dick Giordano, we see Superman, Batman, Robin, Supergirl, Plastic Man, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and The Penguin(?) frolicking, celebrating the holiday spirit and dispensing presents.

Aquaman's a little hard to see, but he's there, manning his own hot-air balloon, giving out gifts for worthy Surface Dwellers.

I just received this beautiful and downright elegant Christmas card from one our newest F.O.A.M. members, Kelly James Blank. Now I sort of "get" the Aquaman Tonner doll...

I liked this card so much I was going to run it on the Shrine all by itself, but I'm running out days before the holiday to get all the stuff I want to run in!


Wings1295 said...

Wish Aquaman had a bigger presence (heh) on the wrapping paper, but at least he is on there, right?

As for that card, very nice! Definitely makes good use of those figures. Not my type of collectible, but good to know someone likes them!

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Love that paper. Dick G was everywhere back then. Then he inked Garcia Lopez's immortal style guide work, and he as still all over every DC merchandise (and much of it today!).

Nice card. Still don't like Aquaman's hair, but that Mera is nice, and the card layout and design is stunning.