Saturday, December 24, 2011

Krampus Kard 2011

I hope this blogpost finds you being good with a dab of mischief.
Keep in mind, I will be printing these… eventually. Stay tuned.

Also, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Take care of each other.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Crochete Krampus

Check out this crocheted Krampus by Croshame.com. The nipples are the best part. Although, this is not the actual Krampus time of year (it's actually December 5), I absolutely want one of these krampocheted! Very cool.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Humpday Before Christmas

I drew this recently and decided to color it. It's a Trollkrampus. So there.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Live Action Krampus

Live action Krampus images are hard to come by, but not always worth sharing. This one I thought was great enough to do so. Enjoy.

(via)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hipster Krampus + Santo Klawz

Hipster Krampus 2011
I made this with you in mind.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

March of the belated Krampus!

Yesterday, December 5, was the official March of the Krampus. I'm late, but I'm late because I WANT the Krampus to visit me. So, I'm being bad. So, there.
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!

© 2011 Brandon Dawley.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Society 6 store

4 Things:

1. I posted some Krampus products for sale on my Society6 site.
2. I reduced the prices of everything in the store.
3. FREE SHIPPING all day today WORLDWIDE!
4. Be good.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Baby Krampus is back

Today is Thanksgiving in the country I reside in. I'm pretty sure that Austria celebrates Thanksgiving by eating a roasted Krampus instead of turkey. I obtained this way of thinking from John Hodgman.

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."

Cranberriest,

-Brandon

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dawlism is next to Darwinism

Please go to my online store and buy a print for the sweet finch in your life:

Kissing Link

Darwinheart_promo

 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day from krampus


Happy Valentine's Day from Krampus blog!!

I received this last Christmas. It's from 1931 Austria. One of the few in my collection. Both from Austria and depicting a Krampus romancing a human female. Oh, those Austrians really know how to get unerlaubt.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Krampus League Europe

Here are seven different mythical characters that I decided to research and design on my own (originally showcased at my sketchblog). These delightfully nefarious characters have been ignored in our nation (save for the Appalachians - via Appalachian History ) ever since we developed that Santa Claus character for Coca-Cola. I understand why they never were brought overseas to the land of the marketing dollar. I mean, unless there was strong investment demand in the early 1900's for birch twigs and whips (I'm pretty sure there wasn't).

List of names and geography:

• 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.