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A long time ago I developed an interest in cartooning. They were never good enough to let me turn professional although a few did manage to get published. Cartoonists get paid peanuts, unless they come up with a cartoon called Peanuts and sell it themselves. It wasn't a career option. Some were too subtle, some had to be stared at for a long time to get the joke and people these days have no patience. Some were just plain crap.
I was good enough to be almost forcibly drafted into drawing all the posters for a social club at one place I worked and I did get better with practice. I'll never be Charles Addams though.
Still, I thought I'd pick out some of the less dreadful ones and combine them with the stories in the Christmas book. You could call it padding because I don't have time to write enough short stories and you'd be right. Still it amuses me to put the jokes next to the scares. It ought to drive a few people nuts.
This time I hope to have a hand-drawn cover for the book. It's been a while since I dipped a pen into Windsor and Newton ink but if I'm not too rusty, it'll be better than my usual Photoshopped imagery.
Or maybe worse. Worth a try.
Opinions on the combination of cartoons and bizarre stories are welcome. If nobody would ever buy it, I won't do it.
(Updated to add - I'm thinking of separating the two for the electronic version. One of stories and one of cartoons. Is a cartoon Ebook even possible?)