Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Since I am unable to make a physical Krampus card this year I am hoping to be able to post more Krampus-related illustrations by your humble blogger (who am I kidding – I'm far from humble). Enjoy and be good.
Or bad, depending on who you would like to visit you this season. BOO!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I'm revisiting this design for this year's Krampus Kard. I always enjoyed the illustration and I feel saddened that it was never used properly. I feel even more saddened that I will probably have to resort to digital delivery of this years card due to the high cost of printing and the low level of my income these days. Don't worry, though. This will see the light of paper one day. And it will be magnifikramp!
"That is all."
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
• Krampus (Austria or Hungary)
• Black Peter (Zwarte Piet) (Netherlands and Belgium)
• Knecht Ruprecht (German)
• Belsnickle (Appalachia via Southwestern Germany)
• Kallikantzaros (Greek)
• Perchta or Berchta (Southern Germanic and Alpine region)
• Le Pere Fouettard (The Whipping Father) (French)
I will be designing, at least, two more mythical characters from the old world some time in a future post (notably: Gryla from Iceland and Namahage from Japan). For now, I hope you will be happy with these splendid freaks of whimsy*.
There were even more of these characters, but some were so similar in location and description that I didn't bother to design. I also didn't have enough information to feel comfortable in depicting them accurately. If there are more characters you would like to see that you know of from YOUR little corner of the world, please feel free to contact me with the information and I'd be happy to add them to the list for next year's pinup.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, followers! Be good.
*most of the information was obtained through Wikipedia unless otherwise noted.