I did my first ‘Krampus’ postcard in 2009, as a self promo piece that was sent out at the holiday season, and over the next several years I’ve returned to this subject several times as a Christmas mailer. For those unfamiliar with the story of this fascinating German/Hungarian Christmas character, there used to be a wonderful site that helped explain this dark companion to Santa Claus (along with a huge library of vintage images), but it has disappeared from the internet, so we are stuck with this Wikipedia Entry. Below are the four Krampus postcards that I have created, and which are available adorning various bits of merchandise at my Zazzle store.
BREAKING NEWS: I’m happy to announce that many of these Krampus designs will be appearing on various bits of merchandise thanks to a distribution deal I recently signed. You will soon see many of these images on mugs, magnets, lunch boxes, puzzles etc. Stay tuned, I’ll tell you where you can find them as soon as I get more information.
I’ve also done other holiday themed promotional postcards (in questionable taste) over the years, and they are pictured below.