I'm not a monster. I don't think it's hilarious when old ladies slip on the ice...in general.
But I have a friend -- we'll call him Greg -- and Greg has a mother with the unfortunate habit of falling at the most inopportune times in the most inopportune places. Like in hotel lobbies on the first day of a family vacation. Or leaving funerals.
There was one recent Sunday morning Greg went outside to find his porch covered in donuts, the front of his house splashed with coffee and his mother's feet sticking out from behind his shrubs. She'd gone to the bakery before visiting and somehow slipped off the stoop while waiting for Greg to answer the door. Don't worry, she wasn't hurt. The thing is, she's fairly resilient. No major injuries, really. But someone really ought to teach her how to use her feet.
This Christmas card is my way of gently poking fun at my friend who will undoubtedly be picking his mother up off the ground sometime this holiday season. I'd like to think it'll occupy an honored place on his mantle. Let's just hope his Mom doesn't see it.
Work-In-Progress below from sketch, to inks, to color. Enjoy the holidays and remain upright. -v