A tribute work to the original 1984 cover of the first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While this pose seems to be used a lot in a lot of mediums depicting the Turtles, it is never the less a good tribute to the format which started it all, the Mirage comics.
Map of Gotham
CAPTAIN AMERICA 1976
Concept/Art by Francesco Francavilla
Guess who just jumped on board of the SOUL TRAIN? :D
My var cover for next week’s MARVEL’s Captain America Living Legend #4 :)
Oh yes motherfuckers want a comic about this Cap so bad.
Can someone please just give Francesco Francavilla all these comics? Please? It worked for Archie!
The town at 00:07 is about five minutes from my house.
how did u even….?
You can see the Clova in there. Also it’s from “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” A Jonathan Taylor Thomas joint whose set I accidentally walked through and whose star I almost hit with my bike.
I was kinda digging this Ms. Marvel design so I figured I’d draw it.
December 5: St. Nicholas Eve, aka Krampusnacht
On December 6, St Nicholas walks the streets, blessing children and giving them gifts, but the night of December 5, the Krampus runs.
The Krampus has been gaining a considerable amount of popularity in the US in the last several years, and so you might know who he is: the dark helper of St Nicholas, covered in fur, draped in chains and bells, carrying whips or switches, and wearing a basket on his back. While St Nicholas rewards the good children, the Krampus punishes the bad; the very worst go in his basket, with which he carries them to hell.
But while he is the best known in the US, the Krampus is hardly the only wild companion of St Nicholas. These may vary from region to region, and in style: some are shaggy beasts like the Krampus—the Klaubauf, Pelzebock, Bartel, and so on—others are gruff humans in grubby clothes, faces smeared with soot—Schmutzli, Pere Fouettard, Hans Trapp, and more (other figures, such as Knecht Ruprecht, Zwarte Piet, and Belsnickel fall more in the category of friendly helper of St Nicholas rather than dark companion; though depending on the region, they may be somewhere more in between…).
And they all come out on the night of December 5. And they run.
Not just the Krampus. For there is hardly only one. Yes, there is THE Krampus, perhaps St Nicholas’s oldest companion, but the snowladen woods of the high Alps are truly replete with displaced and nearly forgotten fauns, fertility gods, satyrs, sileni, and other numinous beings. On the night of December 5, you will see ALL the Krampusse, as well as a generous helping of Perchten, the train of souls of unbaptized children who follow the goddess Perchta on her Wild Hunt, shaggy hideous beasts, male, female and everything else.
These annual processions are known as Krampusläufe (Krampus runs) or Krampusumzüge (Krampus parades). As you can see in the video above, these events can be quite a terrifying spectacle, but don’t worry:
You only need to be scared if you’ve been bad.
Since Krampusnacht is the perfect night to talk about the dark companions of St Nicholas, here is a comic by me and Evan Shaner all about one of his non-Krampus companions, the Klaubauf.