Twas the night before Christmas

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Twas the night before Christmas

Postby santacla on Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:38 pm

Hi,

Anyone have any favorite editions or illustrators of Twas the Night Before Christmas/A Visit from St. Nicholas?



I have a few, but will wait to share them. ;-)
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Postby Holly Cl'Oz on Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:34 pm

I don't know if I have a favorite. I'd sure like to find the ones I had as a child but don't remember what they are. I love to go go the bookstore at Christmas time and look at the really lavishly illustrated books of The Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol. I love Christmas books!!!!!
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Postby Dudley on Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:13 pm

Mine was put out by the guy who did MAD magazine...Bill Gaines.

He got Bill Elder to illustrate it...used the whole poem..

Now, if you've read the classic versions of MAD, you know Elder would put a million sight gags in each panel, and this was the same..

it was in PANIC and can be found in a recent Elder collection
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Postby santacla on Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:24 pm

Dudley wrote:Mine was put out by the guy who did MAD magazine...Bill Gaines.

He got Bill Elder to illustrate it...used the whole poem..

Now, if you've read the classic versions of MAD, you know Elder would put a million sight gags in each panel, and this was the same..

it was in PANIC and can be found in a recent Elder collection




I have not seen that version, but will have to see if i can find it!



I did find a few references in a quick search!
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Postby Jadewik on Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:40 pm

I enjoy reading the "Technical Night Before Christmas" every year.
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Postby Wenceslaus on Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:19 pm

[URL=http://www.iment.com/maida/familytree/henry/illos/editions/index.htm]Antique illustrated editions, 1840
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Postby Ol' Black Pete on Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:12 am

heh heh.... Jade, I love that! I've heard variations of that before and it always amuses me.



Wence... That's a wonderful little site. I've already bookmarked it! Thanks
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Postby Dudley on Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:26 pm

the Will Elder/Paniac NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS is in PANIAC #1...or the reprint they did about ten years ago OR



The Mad Playboy of Art Will Elder (fantagraphics)



See, Elder also did LITTLE ANNIE FANNY for Playbody...hence the name...
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Re: Twas the night before Christmas

Postby gameshowguy2000 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:47 pm

I have the 1975 version of the poem illustrated by Douglas Gorsline and published by Random House. It came with an audio cassette tape which included the "ding" to indicate when to turn the page.
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