Kelly got more mileage with 'Boston Charlie' over the years than anything else. Starting in 1948, every holiday season saw arguments erupt over the lyrics. But Kelly loved the season and helped brighten our seasons with his festive art.
Below is the 3 tier layout of this strip, with the 'extra' panel (middle panel, 2nd tier) that was dropped in the tabloid format. This black and white proof also demonstrates how color can make all the difference.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
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