Quirky and hilarious and guaranteed to make anyone smile! We give illustrated books to those we love to show how classy and intelligent we are, and so we can avoid spending our hard-earned cash on expensive presents that will be as appreciated as an unwashed sock. Christmas presents, like Christmas cards, are always a let down. Well not any more! Here to solve all your Christmas worries, 'Xmas' is one of the first in an exciting new collection of books inspired by the card-world's fastest growing phenomenon. Simple but bold illustrations with bright and cheery colours make these books instant visual candy-cane. They're filled with seasonal good cheer and the strangest philosophies that you're ever likely to find at the bottom of your stocking. As well as enriching your life with its own unique outlook on all things Christmas, this book also sheds light on some of the more erroneous seasonal myths. For example, did you know that there was actually a fourth wise king, but he got kicked out of the stable when it was revealed that his gift for the newborn was a pair of socks and a tie? An important lesson to us all.
There are even a few inspirational messages from the man himself: Santa apologises. he's been very busy and so ordered your present online but the blooming site crashed and the helpdesk was busy and then the credit card payment thingy went all funny! anyway, your present will come at some point. .
Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar are two of the UK's most familiar graphic artists. Through their company, Last Lemon, they have spawned a catwalk of popular cartoon characters, which includes Harold's Planet, The Brainwaves, Blessthischick and, of course, Vimrod. Writers, artists and designers, they are married with two children, and spend their time between London and various beaches in the Indian Ocean.