This drawing started out as a formal exercise. I noticed an interesting looking tree while driving home the other day and decided to draw it as best as I could remember. Once the tree was sketched out, it felt like it was placed on the paper in such a way that allowed for some kind of narrative to be added. Somehow that led to the egg-stealing mime kids.
I wouldn't say I hate Christmas but I do have a strong distaste for the festive season. I see close to no point in beating a dead horse on the head ranting about commercialism and whatnot but hopefully this minor attempt at mischief brings genuine holiday joy to any fellow curmudgeons out there who are sick of being stuck in long hours of traffic as a result of people running out to buy crap trying to validate that they care about each other.