Krampus posters will be going into production soon


Thanks to the hard work and vision of Melissa Dettloff, Ryan Groendyk, and Chris Sandon, the posters for the December 11 Krampus event are now completed. With any luck, they’ll go into production at VG Kids in the next few days, and we’ll be getting them up around Ypsi/Arbor soon… Aren’t they beautiful?

[If you want to see a larger version, click here.]

mmkrampus2And, before some smart ass points it out, yes, there does seem to be a bit of a resemblance between yours truly and the attractive young woman in the red dress (pictured to the right). I’ve chosen not to be angry about it, as they’ve given me a full head of hair, an ample bosom, and a figure not unlike that of Ginger Grant. It, I figure, could have been a whole hell of a lot worse. They could have easily made me the creature fucking the ice cream cone… At any rate, I’m having fun looking it over tonight and picking out people I know, like local writer Thomas Kula, who, if I’m not mistaken, is sitting at the bar on the far right. Or, Melissa’s dog, Miguel, who is wearing the severed head of a unicorn like a ski mask. It’s really an astonishing piece of work. It’s like a Beatles album cover or something.

And, I know these posters are going to be great, but please don’t steal them when you see them hanging up in store windows around town. If you really like them, we’ll make sure to have some available for a modest fee either before or after the event.

[Background on the Krampus event can be found here.]

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  1. Posted November 22, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    I’m wondering if the Johnny Eck-like person next to me is supposed to be either Linette, or my friend Melissa.

  2. Posted November 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of Eck, my friend Jeffrey Pratt Gordon is in the process of making a documentary about him in Baltimore.

  3. lip service
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    Have you never fucked an ice cream cone, Mark?
    I haven’t either, but I did work at a Wendy’s back when they had those baked potato salad bars.

  4. Natalie Holbrook
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    damn, mark. that drawing of you was going to be what my costume resembled…, but you can go for the hot red dress and beard, instead, if you need to emulate your poster likeness.

  5. Knox
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    Is that a half-lobster-half-Iggy-Pop creature I spy?

  6. Kim
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    I see the headless chicken from last summer’s Shadow Art Fair art race, and the exposed-brain primate.

  7. TeacherPatti
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    They *are* beautiful and I am only thankful that our anniversary party is the week before b/c it’s going to be a LONG time before anything compares to Krampus!!!!! :)

  8. Ted
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Do I get a free one if I’m pictured in it? I’m pretty sure I’m the hairpiece playing the trumpet.

  9. Posted November 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    …and $77 and a trip to Fantasy Attic later, I have my costume!!

    A poster needs to go there. I was trying to explain why I was buying a Santa-y outfit and devil horns and black gloves. I explained Krampus the best I could but I think a poster would be helpful!

  10. Eeel
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Is that thing working behind the bar Andy Garris?

  11. Peter Larson
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    I have got to see what costume patti spent $77 on….

  12. dp in ypsi
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    please don’t put the posters on street lamps.

    thank you.

  13. Posted November 24, 2010 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    dp, I don’t think that I’ve ever, in my ten years of putting on events in Ypsi, put a flyer on a street lamp. I do put them on the U-M kiosks, but that’s about the only place I put them outside. With that said, I do believe that Ypsi needs at outside kiosk of some kind. As memory serves, there used to be a wooden kiosk on Washington Street, near what’s now the Savoy. I’m not sure what the reasoning was behind taking it down.

    As for outfits, I should mention that there’s plenty of room for multiple Krampuses, or Krampi, so folks should feel free to dress like that if they want. I still haven’t started on mine yet. I may just wear s turkey carcass on my head.

  14. Posted November 24, 2010 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    And, I am thankful this morning that I never ate at the Wendy’s baked potato bar.

  15. Posted November 24, 2010 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Not true. The Restroom Poets “Really Boring College Rock” flyers were definitely put on street lamps.

  16. Edward
    Posted November 24, 2010 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    I see a familiar pizza slice with sunglasses.

  17. Kim
    Posted November 24, 2010 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Is it a deflated sex doll that the robot is carrying, or is that supposed to be a depleted Santa?

  18. Bob
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    so the Savoy is done?

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