A KISS QSL

KK4DYX ham radio cartoon QSL by N2ESTThese his-and-hers QSL cards are oldies but goodies, created about three years ago, that I recently reprinted with new QTH information. They’re two of my favorites.

Mark, W4BOG, first contacted me to create a custom QSL for his better half, Sharon. She liked photography, hiking, and ham radio. Could I mash that up in one QSL? I did — and I included a few curious squirrels for comedy relief.

Soon thereafter Mark commissioned a QSL card of his own. It turned out Mark was a huge fan of the rock band KISS. He’d collected tons of KISS memorabilia over the years, including an original painting by guitarist Paul Stanley. Mark wanted a caricature of himself on his QSL, wearing Stanley’s “Starchild” makeup. Oh, and could I include Mark’s Yorkie, Tobey, on the card?

W4BOG KISS-themed ham radio cartoon QSL by N2ESTThis one was fun. In addition to making Mark a ham-radio Starchild, I rendered his call sign in the style of KISS’s logo. Finally, I added Tobey, decked out like Gene Simmons, tongue and all.

As I mentioned, these cards were reprinted when Mark and Sharon recently moved to Georgia. I offer free updated QTH info if needed on all Hamtoons reprints, free of charge. The only cost is the cost of printing new cards.

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