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  Redneck Night Before Christmas
(October 1997)

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David Davis

David Davis

David Davis was born October 29, 1948. He grew up in Texas. After high school he attended Stephen F. Austin University where he studied fine arts. His taste for humor — and a love of comic and cartoon art — led him to give up a job in banking to begin a new career as a political cartoonist. He first worked as a cartoonist for the Winnsboro News in Texas. In the mid-1980s he began his writing career as a freelance humorist, first writing humor and satire pieces for Comics Buyers Guide.

Since then, his poems, short stories, and cartoons have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Christianity Today, Bureaucrat Magazine, Satire Magazine, Vermont Ink, Jackson, Mississippi's Clarion Ledger newspaper, Back Porch Magazine, and The Madison County Journal.

The publication of his satirical poem "Redneck Night Before Christmas" in Back Porch Magazine led to a book offer from Pelican Publishing Company. The book came out in the fall of 1997 and was one of the company's biggest sellers. He also won a Mississippi press association award in 1996 for his political cartoons in the Madison County Journal.

Davis resides in Clinton, Mississippi, with his wife and two children.

(Article first posted May 1998)

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Fiction (humor):
  • Redneck Night Before Christmas. Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Company, 1997.

Periodical publications: Fiction (humor):
  • "Redneck Night Before Christmas." Back Porch Magazine (1996).
  • "So Long New York, I'm Moving South." Back Porch Magazine (1997).

Periodical publications: Poetry:
  • "Rustic Steps." Back Porch Magazine (1997).
  • "True Religion." (humorous light verse) Vermont Ink (1997).

Pen and Ink Art and Cartoons:
  • Celebration: A Creative Worship Service. Silver Spring, Maryland, from 1985 to present.
  • Back Porch Magazine. 1996 to present.
  • Madison County Journal. Ridgeland, Mississippi. 1996 to present.


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