cover image The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Clement Clarke Moore. Turner Publications Inc, $14.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-57036-358-0

Folk artist and preacher Finster infuses his interpretation of the traditional holiday poem with his characteristic evangelical verve. Patterned with what look to be brush doodlings, his surreal compositions create a psychedelic party mood that contrasts sharply with the rather staid verse. Each spread is framed by a running word-border of such Finster preachings as ""I am trying to get people back to God before the end of the earths [sic] planet."" An eccentric dose of holiday cheer. All ages. (Oct.)