Have you been a good kid? Or a good adult, for that matter? Germanic spirits of punishment may not be that discerning when they make their rounds opposite old Saint Nick. But if you adorn yourself with their likeness… maybe, just maybe… you’re still screwed.
Tags: christmas, monster, weihnachten, xmas, holiday
What I love about the Celtic style is that it conveys a sense of mystery. Like the artwork depicts something ancient and lost to time and history. That's why I think the Krampus is a perfect character to be portrayed in a Celtic style. The history of Krampus, as with most folklore, is shrouded in a past that isn't totally clear, and yet, it's presence continues to be known into contemporary times. This version, to me, looks kind of like a Tarot card. It's more simplistic and two-dimensional, but it's meaning implies centuries of history and hidden meaning.
Tags: folklore, folk, celtic-knots, celtic-knot, celtic-art
Dr. Venture: What kind of kinky Christmas spirit is that? Dr. Orpheus: It is Germanic in origin... Dr. Venture: Well can't you just - I don't know - magic it away or something? Dr. Orpheus: No more than you could *science* it away. No. The beast will not stop until it has punished the wicked in this house! --The Venture Bros, "A Very Venture Christmas"
Tags: x1021skq, merry-christmas, xmas, christmas, creepy-christmas