Merry Old Santa Claus – Thomas Nast

Merry Old Santa Claus by Thomas Nast.

January 1, 1881 – Harper’s Weekly

Santa Claus
December 25, 1866 – Harper’s Weekly
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Thomas Nast – circa 1870s

For more on this phenomenal artist, check out the following video which pits Nast’s pen against the corruption of Tammany Hall and Boss Tweed.

About Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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