Sunday, December 26, 2010

More Krampus postcards from olden times

THIS JUST IN: The previous post (and this one) feature postcards from the Czech Republic. My guess is anywhen from the early '20s to the late 1930s. These scans showcase a different artist from the previous. One that pops up in a few of my older posts (like THIS ONE). I like the whimsical style in these. The Krampus seems to be depicted as a cross-dressing elf rather than a straight-up devildude.

My latest Classic Krampus cards

These have been added to my collection. I received them yesterday. I have no idea what year or the exact location. Any help is appreciated. Thanks and I hope you had a goodly day.

More to come…

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Krampus on Infinite Earths

My buddy Andrew Devitt sent me this image. I love this so much. That is, if I believed in loving something that doesn't exist. Which seems par for the course this time of year.

You can see more of the artwork directly after this sentence.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Solstice Celebration for Dilettante Pagans

This link from The New York Times was sent to me from my father-in-law. It's a Bohemian Spritz and it comes with a certain holiday demon cheer. I may try this, actually. The other drinks looked good, too but they didn't have that certain krampus-may-care flare.

If you decide to try it, please let me know what you think in the comments section. I'm intrigued.

Monday, November 29, 2010


In honor of cybermonday… whatever that is.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

NEW Krampus Kards NOW available!

SPOILER ALERT!! if you are a friend or family member that knows that you will be getting one of these new Krampus postcards in your mailbox - I urge you to AVOID going to my Etsy shop until a week or so. But, if you're not a friend or family member and would like to see and, more importantly, PURCHASE the NEW, limited edition, collectable and reusable Krampus postcard, I urge you to visit my Krampus Etsy shop for delirious birch-wood splinter making action.

And don't forget to be good. You know, in case.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Pete

If yesterday was Black Friday then today is Black Pete Day here at Krampusblog.

The Netherlands have their own version of the dark side of Christmas. His name is Zwarte Piet and he's fun to draw.

Pencil and marker.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Krampus Blog Revised!

Hallo, krampuslovers!!
As you may have seen, I've updated the look of the Krampus Kards blog. Now with real commerce action! Easier access to the krampus storefronts and less hassles when you want to buy that t-shirt or other printed matter. Now don't you feel special on this day-after-thanksgiving-black-friday-fiasco?


Well, thank you, anyways. Also, no thank-backs.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kreepy Krampus

Starting Black Friday I will be doing my best to update this blog with all sorts of Krampus goodness until the New Year. Keep an eye or two out for old world postcards and new drawings by your humble blogger.

Stay tuned and be good.

(also, I have just been informed that the new Birch postcards have been shipped. YES!)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Krampus season 2010 is HERE!

I have a new store for all things Krampus. Please check it out at The Etsy store is still located at which will only offer the new + improved postards which you can read about at my sketchblog (SPOIL ALERT!! for those of you who are a friend and/or family member. Proceed with caution).

I will continue to post updates at this blogspot on new old world cards that I get.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day Krampus 2010

I thought it would be sweet and nicey-nice to post a somewhat romantic old-timey Krampus postcard from my collection. you know, in honor of St. Valentine's Day as well as these days of wintery devotion. Nice for us. Not so nice for the young lady or her shins being seized. Now that I'm looking at this postcard I'm rethinking my entire motivation in this being neither sweet nor nice.
Ah, Krampus. You've tricked me once again. Jerk.

(If there is anyone who feels compelled to translate the text in this post, please do so in the comments section or send me an email and I'll update the post. Thank you.)