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Krampus: The Devil of Christmas Hardcover – October 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Last Gasp (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0867197471
  • ISBN-13: 978-0867197471
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #648,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...an arresting terror!" -- Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune Magazine

About the Author

Monte Beauchamp is founder, editor and designer of BLAB!/Blab World. His work has appeared in Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators Annual, Print, Graphis, and SPD. He has served as a juror for American Illustration and The Society of Illustrators, and has received numerous advertising and design awards, including five New York Festival Awards for excellence in print and television communications. Since 2005, Monte has curated five BLAB! Gallery shows and five BLAB! Museum Retrospectives.

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Great gift for the holiday season.
Natalie Van Hooser
Excellent reproductions of various visions of Krampus with interesting, informative text.
E. DELCHER
The book has many images of the Krampus and is a wonderful collection of early postcards.
jerry a.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Steven H. Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on May 6, 2011
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Monte Beauchamp is the author of numerous other "eye-opening" publications. In this 2010 book, he gives a very brief history as an introduction to nearly 200 reproductions of posters, drawings, post cards, etc., illustrating the story of "Krampus."

He writes, "In nineteenth century Germany... children of goodwill sprang from their beds and rushed to the empty shoe they'd placed outside the night before... Disobedient children, however, awoke to the shakes and the shivers. In their shoes awaited switches, with which their parents would spank them. Or worse yet, they'd be paid a visit by the Krampus. In European folklore, the Krampus is (St.) Nikolaus's dark servant---a hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long, slithering tongue gave misbehavers the creeps! The Krampus terrorized the bad until they promised to be good." He adds, "Such scenarios were delineated by skilled and imaginative Old World craftsmen, printed on penny postcards and disseminated throughout Europe. The rare examples that follow are, perhaps, the best history has left to offer." (Pg. 7)

He notes, "Dating as far back as the mid-seventeenth century, European history reveals that St. Nikolaus has traveled with an array of unsavory servants. The Dutch speak of Zwarte Piet, a black-faced menace in medieval dress who crams misbehavers into his Christmas bag and then spirits them off to Spain. In Czechosolovakia, children unable to recite their prayers ... are beaten by an evil spirit called Cerr. In northern Germany, Nikolaus is served by Knecht Ruprect, a disheveled, devilish-looking lout who crams boisterous brats into his hefty cloth sack and totes them around town on his shoulder!" (Pg. 9-10)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John M. Lafleur on June 9, 2011
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Very cool book featuring vintage art - Salem, MA will be featuring a Krampusfest starting in December so we picked this book up for reference - excited to reference some of this vintage art.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Remington Kotter on December 24, 2012
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I don't know how, but I had never heard of the Krampus until this year! As a fan of the supernatural and all things spooky, this was an amazing find. This is a fun collection of Krampus drawings over the years that is great as a coffee table book, or (if you're like me) to bust out during Christmas dinner and pass around for everyone else to witness the holiday demon we never knew about.
Lots of laughs for those of us with a twisted sense of humor. My favorite picture is the one where Krampus is lifting a screaming child by his ears. 'Tis the season to be jolly!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jerry a. on December 30, 2011
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Krampus is a wonderful concept that has its origins in early Christmas.
The story was to try to keep children to be good during the holiday season or
there would be terrible consequences. The book has many images of the Krampus and
is a wonderful collection of early postcards. Anyone interested in antique Christmas would like this book. It shows the other side of the holiday and is
beautifully shown in the book. We highly recommend it.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TERRY K. AKIN on April 18, 2011
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Book is beautifully hardbound and alot more sturdy than his first book which was a paperback. The illustrations are done beautifully only trouble it left me wanting more. How about a third book?
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Very creepy and fun book. I would like more history but what was written was well done. I enjoy seeing the holidays from another perspective. I like the tongue in cheek humor which is hidden in so many of the picture as Krampus flirts with young ladies and is tortured by the puppet Judy in one of the pictures. Thank you for the wonderful creepiness in this book.
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By william b pound on July 5, 2014
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By Rosalise Ellis on April 16, 2014
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My Omi came from Austria and so we always had this tradition when I was growing up. I explained it to my husband several times but he just didn't get it. I purchased this book to help me illustrate. It helped and a neat decoration for the early holiday season.
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