…is almost halfway through his ambitious month-long project, called 31 Days of Santa, in which — every day — he posts a new original Santa illustration, drawn in the styles and techniques of various artists.

So far, he has paid homage to Ub Iwerks, Winsor McCay, Shel Silverstein, Mike Mignola, and — one of my favorites — Dr. Seuss:

An affordable print of each piece is available for sale, as well as most of the originals, and makes a great Christmas gift.  If interested in purchase, you can contact Dirk directly here.

Be sure to check out his blog for the rest of the Santas — and some great commentary on his process — then follow him on Twitter and tell him how awesome he is.  He loves that.

Santa Claus is coming to town.  Nineteen more times.