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Festivus: Two Years of Invites

Posted in illustration with tags , , on December 4, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Some friends of mineĀ have an annual holiday party for which I’ve been drawing the invitation these past three years. This summer, I made the mistake of mentioning how cool it would be if I did the invite up in the style of the album cover to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

As soon as I said that out loud, I regretted it because immediately that became the idea for this year’s invitationā€¦ no ifs, ands, or buts! I was dreading the amount of work I was going to have to put into this piece, but it ended up being great fun. I gave up on having one-to-one representation of the album on here, but in general I think I got the spirit of the original right on.

There’s a lot of little in-jokes and references from within my circle of Midwest friends on there. Don’t feel bad if they’re a mystery to you.

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Here’s last year’s Festivus invite, which I colored and I don’t believe I’ve ever posted. Frankly, there was no way 2014’s Festivus invitation was going to be colored, with all the tiny details.

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