Because we're feeling the pull of the yuletide (whatever the heck that is), ComicsAlliance decided to start a countdown to Christmas in the tradition of that old holiday standard, The 12 Days of Christmas. Except we shook it up, tossed it over to some of the craziest and most talented comics creators we know, and made our own version: The Twelve Days of Comic Book Christmas. Each day until December 24th, we'll post an original piece of art from a creator telling a very different story about what their true love gave to them. So enjoy this gift to you, fair readers -- and make sure to spread the good comics cheer!

"On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

seven infections previously unknown to science!"

- Warren Ellis, art by Gary Erskine

About Gary Erskine: Gary Erskine has been a freelance artist for over twenty years working for ALL major companies as well as providing storyboarding and concept work for the games and film industry. More recently he has been inking other respected artists and still finds time in his 25 hour day to do workshops and teaching around the UK at schools and colleges. His Dan Dare with Garth Ennis was released to critical acclaim in 2008 and his work on The Filth continues to do well abroad.

Gary is currently prepping up personal projects for the European market and he is now working on a Redux of City of Silence which he co-created with Warren Ellis. More details on his blog

About Warren Ellis: WARREN ELLIS is the award-winning creator of graphic novels such as FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE, PLANETARY, and TRANSMETROPOLITAN, and the author of "underground classic" CROOKED LITTLE VEIN.

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