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A Gorey Christmas

December 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Taking the holiday week off from any serious funnybook writing. We’ll be back next week with part one of our year-in-review Dork Awards, but in the meantime… HAPPY CHRISTMAHANNUKWANZAAKAH, DORKS! From all of us here on the Nerd Farm, and Mister Edward Gorey.   [...]

Merry Christmas, Nerd Wranglers!

December 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

The hush of the Christmas night has settled in over the Nerd Farm. We’re all huddled together inside, enjoying the company of family and friends who love us, but think we’re just a little weird. And so, there will be no rambling, over-thought look at our favorite funnybooks this week. Instead, please accept this creepy Christmas card… …and a picture of Santa playing poker with Bela Lugosi. Also: if you’ve got a little time to kill, head on over to our sister [...]

Your Christmas Movie: Santa Claus

December 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

The presents are opened, the dinner has been served, and now you’re kicking back to relax as you slide ever-so-comfortably into your annual figgy pudding coma. So what better to settle in with than a fine motion picture about Santa Claus fighting the devil with the help of his good friend Merlin?   From sunny Mexico in the year 1959, it’s the imaginatively-titled Santa Claus:   And if you don’t have time for that… Here’s a completely sanity-blasting [...]

Creepy Christmas

December 24, 2012 // 1 Comment

We really do love Christmas here on the nerd farm, but for those of us with a more macabre sensibility, the cheerful glitteryness of the holiday can sometimes get to be a bit much. So I thought it might be nice to inject a little good-natured holiday gloom into the proceedings… First up, we’ve got a literal Creepy Christmas: Bernie Wrightson’s festive redition of Uncle Creepy, from Creepy magazine: Next, a couple of creepy decorating options: And now for some [...]

A Krampus Carol

December 23, 2012 // 1 Comment

I’ve never really considered myself a fan of Anthony Bourdain, but now that I know he was behind the following short film, I may have to change my mind. Done for a Bourdain Christmas special, but rejected by the network for not projecting the joyful holiday spirit they were looking for, A Krampus Carol is where beloved stop-motion holiday specials meet weird old Northern European Christmas tradition… and win my shrivelled black [...]

A Very Lovecraft Christmas

December 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

In my continuing attempts to scare up some Christmas cheer around the nerd farm, I decided to turn to HP Lovecraft for inspiration… Aahh! I feel more Christmassy already. Also a bit less in control of my mental faculties… But hey! What’s a few sanity points between friends? Let’s have another! Perhaps something a bit more modern, and less… melancholy. Heh. Okay, so those songs aren’t actually from HP Lovecraft himself, but rather the HP Lovecraft Historical [...]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Life Day…

December 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Been having some trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year, so I decided to sit down with that most Christmassy of Christmas traditions, The Star Wars Holiday Special!   Oh. Hmm. That’s… really dreadful, isn’t it? Ten minutes of annoying growly pantomime punctuated with elfin space acrobats. But, hey! Art Carny’s in this next part! And nothin’ sez Chrimmas like Art Carny, right?   Holy… Y’know, I didn’t think Harvey Korman [...]