It’s December 5, do you know what that means? IT’S KRAMPSNACHT! What? You don’t know Krampus or Krampusnacht? Fair enough, his notoriety in North America still limited, but steadily growing. Krampus is a figure from pre-christian, Central European, folklore with the appearance of a demonic satyr. He traditionally comes on Dec 5, Krampusnacht (literary: Krampus Night, but no one actually uses the translation.) to punish bad kids ahead of Saint Nicolas’s arrival on Dec 6.
I like to think of him as more aggravating to the #WarOnChristmas crowd than Starbuck cups, less problematic than Zwarte Piet, and as good a transition from Halloween to Christmas as Jack Skellington. Everyone needs a little more Krampus.
Anywho, when I can I like to review a Krampus comic every year...Read More