Lum and Abner Christmas Part 2!

Our sixth Christmas comic strip! The illustrations this time were produced in 1988 for a fun, imaginary book called Lum and Abner’s Christmas 1988 Wish Book! If you’ve never heard of “The Wish Book,” ask a grandparent or other person who might remember that term. There were several pages of this material in the December 1988 issue of The Jot ‘Em Down Journal (published by The National Lum and Abner Society) and you will see more in upcoming strips!

Writer/artist/voice actor: Donnie Pitchford
Voice of Dick Huddleston: “Singin’ Sam” Brown
Music: Marc Ridgeway.
Additional music: Laura Pitchford’s Christmas music box.
2021 announcer: Dr. Joe Oliver.


Our seventh Christmas comic strip! This year I experimented with digital rendering. I’d considered doing an acrylic painting but simply ran out of time.
The scripture from The Gospel of Luke is something I first heard in Charles Schulz’s classic television special A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Composer-musician Marc Ridgeway contributed a magnificent digital orchestral piece of special music this time!

Writer/artist: Donnie Pitchford
Voice of Dick Huddleston: “Singin’ Sam” Brown
Music: Marc Ridgeway.
2021 announcer: Dr. Joe Oliver.

In 2018, we returned to the imaginary Lum and Abner Christmas 1988 Wish Book for more selections of make-believe Christmas gifts! These were originally published in The National Lum and Abner Society’s The Jot ‘Em Down Journal.
The character “Travelin’ Joe” visits Pine Ridge and he and Dick Huddleston flip through the book to chat about a few of the items.
Composer-musician Marc Ridgeway’s wonderful music closes the audio production!

Writer/artist: Donnie Pitchford
Voice of Dick Huddleston: “Singin’ Sam” Brown
“Travelin’ Joe/2021 announcer: Dr. Joe Oliver.
Music: Marc Ridgeway.

Our ninth Christmas comic strip in the Lum and Abner series was published in 2019.
“Travelin’ Joe” visits Pine Ridge again, this time stopping in at Dick Huddleston’s store to show him an image of Lum and Abner. They describe the strip below and get a good chuckle out of it!
Composer-musician Marc Ridgeway contributed a beautiful piano performance to round out the audio production.

Writer/artist: Donnie Pitchford
Voice of Dick Huddleston: “Singin’ Sam” Brown
“Travelin’ Joe/2021 announcer: Dr. Joe Oliver.
Music: Marc Ridgeway.

Our tenth Christmas Lum and Abner strip returned to the imaginary Lum and Abner Christmas 1988 Wish Book for more selections of make-believe Christmas gifts! These were originally published in The National Lum and Abner Society’s The Jot ‘Em Down Journal.
Lum and Abner’s friend “Travelin’ Joe” visits Pine Ridge again and he and Dick Huddleston visit with Lum, Abner, and Cedric who tell them about these fun items.

Writer/artist/character voice actor: Donnie Pitchford
Voice of Dick Huddleston: “Singin’ Sam” Brown
“Travelin’ Joe”/announcer: Dr. Joe Oliver.
Music: Marc Ridgeway.

The eleventh Christmas strip appeared in 2021 and featured a very simple image wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

Cartoonist: Donnie Pitchford!
Audio cast in order of appearance:
Dr. Joe Oliver, as announcer! 
Marc Ridgeway, composer/musician! 
“Singin’” Sam Brown as Dick Huddleston!

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