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. KRAMPUS: The Devil of Christmas is a lush, hair-raising collection guaranteed to give even Stephen King the creeps
Krampus, The Devil of Christmas - By Monte Beauchamp
Monte Beauchamp is an award-winning art director and graphic designer who has received numerous awards and honors. He has served as a juror for American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and Lürzer's Archive. He is the founder and editor of the graphics-illustration-comics annuals BLAB! and BLAB WORLD, and his books include: A SIDECAR NAMED DESIRE: Great Writers and the Booze that Stirred Them (co-authored with Greg Clarke, HarperCollins-Dey Street), MASTERFUL MARKS: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster), STRIKING IMAGES: Vintage Matchbook Cover Art (Chronicle Books), KRAMPUS: The Devil of Christmas (Last Gasp), and THE LIFE & TIMES OF R.CRUMB (St. Martin's Press). In 2012, Beauchamp was awarded the Society of Illustrators prestigious RICHARD GANGEL ART DIRECTORS AWARD (for outstanding contributions in promoting and advancing the art of illustration).
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