Burn, Christmas! Burn!!

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Soft Skull Press, Nov 2, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 40 pages
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Santa's elves are tired of being third-rate drones in his oppressive sweatshop. The labor is backbreaking and the greedy Santa and his crotchety CFO, Mrs. Claus, have worn their patience thin. They're mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore. In this hilarious poke at modern Christmas mythology, Santa's not-so-cheery little toy-makers act more like disgruntled postal workers when they plot to overthrow their boss, smash the factory, and turn the reindeer into reindeer stew. There'll be nothing under the tree for one and all, unless little children agree to help crush their portly oppressors with a little merry activism. Subversive and dark, but also fun and cathartic, this illustrated workplace satire will bring the gift of ho-ho-ho to any disaffected office worker.
 

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Brian Gage was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. His parents were both school teachers so he's always had an interest in writing. An author of social satire and children's literature, Brian has great interest in the politics and social causes affecting the world around us. He attended YSU before trying his hand at film school at The College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. After a year of study, he enrolled at The Ohio State University where he studied computer science and finally graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Brian then moved to San Francisco where he worked for a large corporation - filing papers and longing for casual Fridays. Soon he could take it no more and quit to pursue his writing career. Today, Brian lives in Hollywood, California and spends most of his time writing, studying politics, and playing classical piano. He is the author of The Saddest Little Robot, a Booksense 76 Children's slection Winter 2003/2004.

Jeff Petersen, illustrator, lives in San Francisco. His work regularly appears in SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian and he has done illustration for 10,000 Maniacs.

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