December 20th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Blah, Horror Art, Monster |
Have you all been good little boys and girls this year? You’d better hope so, ‘cos Santa’s not the one you need to worry about.
Krampus is a mythical creature recognized in Alpine countries. According to legend, Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. When the Krampus finds a particularly naughty child, it stuffs the child in its sack and carries the frightened thing away to its lair, presumably to devour for its Christmas dinner.
In the Alpine regions, Krampus is represented as a beast like creature, generally demonic in appearance. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria, southern Bavaria and South Tyrol during the first week of December, particularly on the evening of 5 December, and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells.
This was filmed last year in Graz, Austria…
As a special christmas treat Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley has released a free mini comic to encourage new readers to his hit comic series.
You can find this festive 4 page freebie by clicking and releasing your mouse (in that order) just here.