It's the third day of Christmas at ComicsAlliance, as our 12 Days of Christmas original art series continues. Every day until the 25th, we'll be posting a new illustration from a comics creator at Periscope Studio that reinterprets the days of the Christmas carol -- with a comic book twist.

How to follow yesterday's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtledoves? Why, with Three French Hens reading romance comics, courtesy of Dylan Meconis. Ooh la la!

In the event that you are not familiar with Dylan, her first webcomic was a vampire farce called "Bite Me," and she's currently working on "Family Man," about a young religious scholar in mid-18th century Germany who has lost his faith, and finds himself working at the only institution that will have him: an odd, isolated university near the edge of Bohemia full of shadows, secrets, and strange creatures that prowl in the woods outside the town.

I'm a sucker for meticulously researched period pieces, and while I didn't find my way to the comic until recently (sorry, Dylan!), I devoured all 163 pages to date in one sitting the moment I did. Highly recommended! A++ Will read again.

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On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Three French Hens

Two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtledoves

And a "partridge" in a pear tree.

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