Stacks Image 5

The Christmas Card Gallery

Featuring one card from 1974 by Steve Lindstedt & Scott Leverenz for No-Jive Comix and Scott’s cards for family and friends for the years 1975 thru 1990.
Stacks Image 13

Christmas Card 1974 - Cover

Stacks Image 17

Christmas Card 1974 - Inside

The illustration was done on bristol board, with a stainless steel nib and india ink. We printed an initial run on 8-1/2 X 11 card stock on an offset press.
Stacks Image 39

Christmas Card 1975 - Cover

Stacks Image 37

Christmas Card 1975 - Inside

The original cartoon was done with a stainless steel nib and india ink on tracing paper, then printed on my Dad's blueprint machine, cut to 8-1/2 X 11, then stock was cut and quarter folded. Then I hand colored all the cards with a combination of color pencils and felt tip pens.
Stacks Image 109

Christmas Card 1979 - Cover

Stacks Image 107

Christmas Card 1979 - Inside

This card was printed on one of the first color copy machines in Portland. I found a printer downtown that would do a run of 100 copies for $1.00 each. If you look closely the colors are a little uneven and the ink was somewhat raised. It turned out okay - it sure beat having to hand color 100 cards.
Stacks Image 92

Christmas Card 1980
Panel 1 (Cover)

Stacks Image 68

Christmas Card 1980
Panel 2 (Inside Center)

Stacks Image 70

Christmas Card 1980
Panel 3 (Inside Back)

Printed on 8-1/2 X 11 color card stock, the 3 fold gave more room to set up the punch line.
Stacks Image 88

Christmas Card 1981

Ryan took over card creation duties in 1981
Stacks Image 129

Christmas Card 1983 - Cover

Stacks Image 127

Christmas Card 1983 - Inside

In November of 1983 the made of TV movie "The Day After" had just aired on ABC so having nuclear annihilation on my mind, I came up with this one, ending on a positive note.
Stacks Image 149

Christmas Card 1984 - Cover

Stacks Image 147

Christmas Card 1984 - Inside

Who can forget the 1984 debacle created by the Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh and his Rajneesh followers dressed in red.
Stacks Image 167

Christmas Card 1985

Stacks Image 165

"We Are The Elves" lyrics
sung to the tune of "We Are The World"

The big thing in 1985 was the recording and video of "We Are The World" with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lionel Richie, and all the other celebrities rocking out. Included are Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Wonder, Kim Carnes, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Dan Ackroyd and I threw myself in on drums.
Stacks Image 187

Christmas Card 1986 - Cover

Stacks Image 185

Christmas Card 1986 - Inside

President Regan had his Iran–Contra scandal that was at full tilt in late 1986. The US selling arms to Iran and funding the militant Contras based in Honduras was not looked upon as a legal activity. The "arm" on the inside of the card was actually an arm from a doll, glued carefully in place on all 100 cards sent out that year. I think I still have a few "arms" lying around.
Stacks Image 215

Christmas Card 1987

1987 was the year of TV evangelists falling from grace, so a little holiday commentary seemed necessary.
Stacks Image 225

Christmas Card 1988

Renee was very enthusiastic this Christmas…
Stacks Image 237

Christmas Card 1986 - Cover

Stacks Image 242

Christmas Card 1986 - Inside

1989 was the year of heathy eating. Santa got his fill of oat bran cookies.
Stacks Image 249

Christmas Card 1990 - Cover

Stacks Image 247

Christmas Card 1990 - Inside

And in 1990, Angie and I were married, so we did an "announcement" themed card.