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In the early Christmas traditions of Europe, the Krampus was St. Nicholas' dark servant —a hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long slithering tongue gave misbehavers the creeps!
Whereas St. Nicholas would reward children who'd been good all year, those that had behaved badly were visited by the Krampus.
This new and improved edition includes an introduction, a historical survey of the character, and over 180 lavish pre-World War 1 Krampus postcards.
"...an arresting terror!"
- Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune Magazine
Monte Beauchamp is an award-winning art director and founder of the graphics-illustration-comics annuals BLAB and Blab World. His books include: Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World(2013), Krampus: The Devil of Christmas (2010), and The Life & Times of R. Crumb (2008). He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Society of Illustrator’s prestigious Richard Gangel Art Director Award for 2012.
Product info: PREORDER (ETA: February/March 2023), published by Last Gasp Publications