Looks like its safe to post about this commission now that i've seen it on their website. These festive characters were created for BusinessWeek US magazine to be in a feature about business books which you can basically wing it and get away scot free without reading a single page.
The brief was to design 8-9 characters at the christmas office party interacting with each other but also made independently so that the layout guy can play about with where to position them in the feature. There were also some props such as holly and mistletoe to be designed as well, which was to be used to decorate the page.
These guys didn't take long to create which was a good thing considering that i was only given a few days from rough to finals, but it was all in good fun.
here's a few more images focusing on individual characters.
More of this project can be seen on my flickr account.