This was a terrifying illustration. I think it was probably the most complex illustration I'd ever attempted up to that point. Layers and layers of tracing paper. Usually, you can just make sure you get good reference...but eight reindeer hitched to a sleigh?!?

I ended up meeting two local guys at a historical farm who showed me exactly how to "hitch'em up."

One of them turned out to be the guy who drives the Wells Fargo stagecoach in their commercials!

from On Christmas Eve