By Philip Schweier
Jun 15, 2010 - 8:46
Writer(s): Lewis Trondheim
Penciller(s): Thierry Robin
Inker(s): Thierry Robin
Colourist(s): Isabelle Busschaert
Li’l Santa is the story of Santa’s journey from the frozen north to the Big City, on a mission to collect garbage. Y’see, kids, Santa has magical machine, that converts garbage into toys. I know, supposedly elves make the toys, but what do you suppose they make them with? Labor-saving devices, and the garbage machine is the most labor-savingest of them all.
The art is full of whimsy, and all the unique playful creatures you would expect a Santa to have are there, both friends and enemies. Sure, it’s easy to expect there to be the elves, and the occasional forest creature, but did you imagine the snow mailmen, and their amazing abilities? Or the stubborness of the reindeer? While perhaps not the Santa we might all imagine (he’s rather short, after all; hence the name, Li’l Santa), this interpretation embodies his childlike faith and generosity that is universal.
Lewis Trondheim Interview
Lewis Trondheim's Little Nothings times two