Friday, December 23, 2011

Well Merry Christmas,...Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays EVERYBODY! Happy New Year and many, many more to come.

Some folks have decried the commercialization of this Holiday season over the years, however you celebrate it or call it. I have a very very different turn on it.

The religion has to be there, and so it goes, But for me, Christmas is a people holiday,..but much more, it is a family, and an extended family holiday. Buying and giving presents is exactly what this Holiday season is all about, no matter what the religion or beliefs. Christmas, or Xmas is everyone's Holiday. My bookkeeper is chinese and my accountant is Jewish, mail man is protestant and African American and I DON'T ASK. They have been wonderful to me and my family all year, and I have NOTHING religious to say to them,...except MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR as I give them their presents.
And when I do, makes me feel really good inside. And THAT'S, to me, what the Christmas Season is all about.
And to all of you who have served to commercialize Christmas, THANK YOU SO MUCH! You have made it possible for me to show, to all those people that I love , in some small way, how much I love and appreciate them.
And if I had an insane wish,..I wish there was some small way that I could give a small present to everyone who ever bought a comic book that I wrote or drew as a thank you.
Happy Holidays EVERYONE!


  1. Merry Christmas, Neal... the books we bought WERE the presents! Batman #251 set me on a career path when I was six. Thank you, and Happy New Year.

  2. Merry Christmas and happy new year, Feliz Navidad y prospero año nuevo.
    From Spain i enjoy your Blog and your Art.

    Best Whishes!

  3. I agree with MWorrell, but for me it was the original Ali vs. Superman. Sir, all the contributions you made to comic industry will always be appreciated. Thank you sir, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  4. You already have given me and another member of my family a special gift this year...My Uncle Jim and I got a fantastic gift from you when you took time out of your incredibly busy schedule to spend time talking to us at your office last month. It's something he and I still talk about when we chat via email or on the phone. We appreciate your kindness, hospitality, and an experience we both will always appreciate. Very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Neal!

  5. I had you and a piece of your work in mind (in heart, in the four colour ink in my veins) when I posted just now: 'the silent night / of the Batman'. Please take as my best wishes to you and your family during the Christmas holiday.

  6. Hi Neal,

    Opening Supes / Ali in a book store way back when I couldn't afford the two bucks, is as clear to me today as it was when it happened.

    You have been patient and generous with me over the last three years, always doling out gold advice for my artistic development. Thank you.

    And thanks for sharing those pics!