Most Americans are just beginning to learn about Krampus, the demon who punishes bad children at Christmas, but the legend has been growing for hundreds of years in Europe. Now, Mike Drake is shining some light on the shadow that has helped keep children good all these years.

Contemporary Krampus Prepares To Release Holiday Demon

A new book displays Krampus themed art of 70 artists from around the world. Author and Krampus expert Mike Drake to sign book at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Halloween Event.

New York- For the 1st time ever, Contemporary Krampus gathers more than 68 diverse artists from around the globe to create new images of Krampus. From renowned artists like Angus Oblong to up and comers like Peter Skullkid, each image has been hand selected by curator of curiosities and Krampus aficionado Mike Drake.

Gather your gingerbread, sharpen a candy cane, secure the windows, bolt the door, Boil the cocoa, summon all your courage, and let the artists of Contemporary Krampus show you what lurks in the shadows on cold winter nights.

Contemporary Krampus is in bookstores on October 21st, 2015.
This 8.5 x 11 inch tome is printed using luxuriant hi-gloss stock and contains a hefty 124 pages. The perfect gift for both those on the naught and nice lists, and an indispensable addition to any library.
It is also available for pre-order on Amazon at

Drake, who’s artwork is featured in the new Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Eye Popping Oddities book will be a featured guest at the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Times Square location for their exclusive Halloween Party. This adults only event will feature not only Drake signing copies of Contemporary Krampus, but also giving away a life-size Krampus to one lucky attendee. Additionally, over 45 “special” exhibits will be pulled from the Ripley vaults and displayed exclusively to those brave enough to attend. The event will also feature
A twisted game show
Psychic readings
Hypnotism shows with audience participation
Close-up magic
Day of the Dead candy celebration (at midnight)
To purchase tickets for this exclusive event, fans of the macabre should visit

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