Saturday, November 28, 2009

Santa Claus aka Kris Kringle aka St. Nick aka Father Christmas

DID YOU KNOW...the image of Santa Claus, as we Americans know it, is based on the work of two artists over 70 years apart?
1) Thomas Nast, who illustrated the first published version of Clement Clark Moore's The Night Before Christmas in the 1860s
and
2) Haddon Sundblom, who took Nast's visual concepts, refined them, and used them to illustrate Coca-Cola's Christmas advertising campaigns in the 1930s
TRIVIA:
Both Nast and Sundblom are equally famous for their other artistic accomplishments...
Nast was primarily a political cartoonist, whose illustrations of New York's "Boss" Tweed were considered the main reason the corrupt politician was forced from office!
Sundblom also created the image of the Quaker Oats man, and was a noted pin-up girl artist! (In fact, his last published artwork was a pin up girl semi-dressed in a Santa outfit for Playboy's December, 1972 cover!)

We at
Atomic Kommie Comics™ offer a dozen different renderings of 'ol Kris Kringle which follow in the visual tradition of Nast & Sundblom, on a host of Cool Christmas™ collectibles ranging from tree ornaments to hot cocoa mugs to sweatshirts and hoodies for kids and adults!
While they range from paintings to comic book cover art (like the art above), they all feature the "classic" image of Santa known to Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials!
So give your "special someone", whether they're a spouse, lover, friend, or relative, a warm feeling this Christmas with a kool kollectible featuring the personification of the Christmas Spirit--Santa Claus!

BONUS: Today and tomorrow: FREE SHIPPING with purchase of $75 or more!
Just use coupon code 75WKND when using CheckOut!
Expires Nov 29 at 11:59pm PST.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Deals are HERE!

Atomic Kommie Comics'™
Black Friday Deals!
Incredible prices!
AT LEAST 20% OFF
(Or BETTER!)
on our
Kool Kollectibles!

Take a deep breath and dive in...


ALL 2010 12-Month Calendars
normally $19.99...NOW $14.99!
or browse thru the store

ALL Messenger Bags
normally $29.99...NOW $19.99!

or browse thru the store

ALL Tote Bags

normally $19.99...NOW $14.99!
or browse thru the store

ALL Wall Clocks
normally $19.99...NOW $14.99!
or browse thru the store

ALL Blank SketchBooks/Journals
normally $14.99...NOW $9.99!
or browse thru the store

Prices in effect from NOW to 11:59pm PST Monday, November 30th, 2009!
PLUS: Today, Nov 27th only!
Free shipping on orders of $75 or more*

Just use Coupon Code TGIF75 at CheckOut!

Check here on Sunday for the Cyber Monday Deals on Hoodies, T-Shirts, and other clothing!
PLUS! A special FREE shipping offer, MONDAY only!

*Free Economy or Standard shipping for CafePress.com orders of $75 or more, excluding shipping charges and applicable sales tax. Delivery address must be within the United States and cannot be a PO Box. All orders will be Economy shipping unless the order is not eligible for Economy shipping (e.g., order exceeds Economy weight restrictions). Coupon code TGIF75 must be entered at check out. Promotion starts on November 27, 2009 at 12:00 a.m. (PST) and ends on November 27, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Cannot be combined with any other CafePress.com coupons or promotions and this offer may change, be modified or cancelled at anytime without notice.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ATTENTION! Retro Pop Culture Shoppers...

Atomic Kommie Comics'™
Black Friday Deals!
Incredible prices!
AT LEAST 25% OFF
(Or better!)
on ALL our Pop Culture
Kool Kollectibles!
Baby & Toddler Stuff!
Sherlock Holmes!
Mystery!
Romance!
Horror!
Sci-Fi/Fantasy!
Westerns!
Martial Arts!
Military/War!
SuperHeroes!
SuperHeroines!
Schlock/Camp!
and, of course...
Christmas (Santa Claus, Scrooge, SnowMan & MORE!)

Take a deep breath and dive in...


ALL 2010 12-Month Calendars
normally $19.99...NOW $14.99!
or browse thru the store

ALL Messenger Bags
normally $29.99...NOW $19.99!

or browse thru the store

ALL Tote Bags

normally $19.99...NOW $14.99!
or browse thru the store

ALL Wall Clocks
normally $19.99...NOW $14.99!
or browse thru the store

ALL Blank SketchBooks/Journals
normally $14.99...NOW $9.99!
or browse thru the store

Prices in effect 12:01am Friday, November 27 to 11:59pm PST Monday, November 30th, 2009

Check here on Sunday for the Cyber Monday Deals on Hoodies, T-Shirts, and other clothing!
PLUS! A special FREE shipping offer, MONDAY only!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Get a Clue, Sherlock!

Here's several of the digitally-restored and remastered rare lobby cards and posters (photographed directly from the originals) from the brand-new Basil Rathbone IS Sherlock Holmes! 2010 12-Month Calendar!
Beautiful, aren't they?

Haven't ordered the calendar yet?
What are you waiting for...a Cyber Monday calendar sale?
Oh, damn, shouldn't have said that...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Attention: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals are Coming!

Check back Wednesday for advance listings of
Atomic Kommie Comics'™
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!
Incredible prices on
pop culture-themed
Messenger Bags!
T-Shirts!
12-Month Calendars!

and MORE!
(Hey, would Santa lie?)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Make It a Kick-@ss Christmas in 2009!

In our ongoing quest to suggest cool Christmas gifts for our faithful fans, we of Atomic Kommie Comics™ would like to direct you to, perhaps, the most unlikely of departments--Pop Art Martial Arts™
But, when you think about it, considering how Western-based, cops-and-robbers-oriented, and military-themed toys and gifts have been part of the Yuletide for generations (I'll never forget finding my first 11.5" GI Joe under the tree one Christmas morning!) it's only natural that martial arts-oriented gifts should also be part of the holiday season!
Beyond the fact that you can't shoot your eye out with a gi, (Note: Do NOT give ninja throwing stars to kids as a present!) all these themes are based on the concept of good triumphing over evil, protecting the helpless, and having fun doing it! And, martial arts promote physical fitness! ;-)

We offer men's, women's, and kid's garb, as well as stuff to decorate your dojo.

And what a lineup! The ORIGINAL StreetFighter! Sister StreetFighter! Lady Kung Fu! Deadly China Doll! Five Fingers of Death! And, for those who want a Power Rangers-style look with rubber-suited monsters aplenty--Infra-Man!

So, make it a Merry, Martial-Arts Christmas! Ho, Ho, Ho, Hi-Yahh!
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