Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gruss vom Krampus!

Took a little break from the pre-Holiday commission and freelance craziness to draw a little sumpin-sumpin for fun, being a chick version of Der Krampus. Krampus, if you don't know, is the Germanic Anti-Claus who accompanies Santa on his route to punish the bad kids, usually by birching, making out with your mom and putting you in his basket to dump you into the fires of hell. Leave to us no-nonsense Germans to scare the ever-loving shit out of kids in the attempt to make them good people. He was alot more popular in the early 20th century, people even sent out Krampus cards, which there is a fantastic collection of in the book The Devil in Design.

Click to see this at Amazon.com!

There are some places in Europe where December 5th is Krampus Day, and they have terrifying parades in his honor.

My art pal Miss Monster recently did an awesome t-shirt via Woot.com that's still available, it was actually what inspired me to do a Krampus of my very own.

If you wanna know more about Santa's cloven birch-beating pal, check out his entry on Wikipedia!

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