Krampus Kristmas

Recommended
This event is in the past
Dec 14, 2019–Jan 8, 2020, Mondays–Sundays
Free
(Fantagraphics)
Probably like most of America, I only learned about the existence of Krampus (Central European folklore’s goatly demon who punishes naughty children during the Christmas season) from a horror film (2015’s campy-fun Krampus). And I only learned about the existence of Fantagraphics’ Krampus Kristmas art show—now in its 13th year—a few weeks ago, and it looks like a fun one. Eleven artists (SHAG, Augie Pagan, Isiah X Bradley, Coin-Op, Marc Palm, Hella Handa, Alex Graham, Art Garcia, Darren Chase, John Ohannesian, Michael Scudieri) will present modern Krampus-inspired works alongside a display of vintage Krampus mementos provided by Chicago art director/graphic designer Monte Beauchamp (also behind several books, cards collections, and stickers on the subject). by Leilani Polk