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Krampus!

I hang around the Absolute Write forums on occasion, and there have been odd little Christmas themed graphics going by in one of the ad spaces. Today it was this one, which I loved dearly. I haven’t been able to find an artist, or turn it up in another search–looks vintagey, although the border is obviously modern.

Nevertheless, I wanted to share it with you guys, because it’s AWESOME.

krampusshot

Copyright unknown artist, I guess. If anybody turns up the name, please let me know!

It’s not the Krampus design itself—my buddy Miss Monster’s are way better. (And often plagiarized, more’s the pity.)

No, it’s the kids…

BOY #1: Dude! Hell! Not cool!

GIRL #1: I have something in my eye. Now I’m sad.

KRAMPUS: Gene Simmons got nuthin’ on me!

GIRL #2: Ho hum, dragged to hell again. Hell is so boring this time of year.

BOY #2: HI, MOM! GUESS WHERE I AM!?

Reminds me of those old style saint cards that Catholics give out at random events. (Sort of like the wackier Protestants give out Chick Tracts, I guess, if you want to support bad painters and feel too guilty to actually lecture anyone about anything. There’s a whole subset just for funerals, with the deceased’s stats on the back like a very odd sort of baseball card.)

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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Am I the only one weird out by his two differents feet?
(Yeah I have selective subject of weird, I know. )

I saw that as well. It's like the artist got interrupted and failed to recheck what he did on the first side before doing the second foot. Truly odd.

And I just noticed the kid in back is apparently a floating torso.

Each and every one of the figures of children looks like it was clipped from other art and pasted into this one.

He's boy #1's siamese twin, growing out of his back.

Most descriptions of Krampus give only one cloven foot. The artist got it right.

Oooooh I didn't know! thanks!

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