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Win a Jamie Tyndall 2015 Grimm Girls Calendar by Jamie Tyndall

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Win a Jamie Tyndall 2015 Grimm Girls Calendar by Jamie Tyndall

Posted on 27 December 2014 by Jonathan Williams

2015 Grimm Girls Pinup CalendarAfter last week’s Grimm Fairy Tales: Different Seasons giveaway, Wrestling with Pop Culture is back with another Zenescope Entertainment contest. Just in time for New Year’s Eve, we have this 2015 Grimm Girls Pinup Calendar featuring artwork by Jamie Tyndall! Winning is easy. All you have to do is share this link on Facebook or Twitter and tag Wrestling with Pop Culture, using the hashtag #GrimmGirls2015WPC. Contest ends Dec. 31 at midnight. Good luck and happy New Year!

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Win a Zenescope “Grimm Fairy Tales: Different Seasons” prize pack

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Win a Zenescope “Grimm Fairy Tales: Different Seasons” prize pack

Posted on 21 December 2014 by Jonathan Williams

Grimm Fairy Tales: Different Seasons Volume 4

 

 

A new season has begun and Wrestling with Pop Culture is celebrating winter solstice by giving away all four collections of Zenescope Entertainment‘s Grimm Fairy Tales: Different Seasons trade paperbacks by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco and Raven Gregory. Volume 1 reprints Grimm Fairy Tales Giant-Sized #1, Grimm Fairy Tales 2009 Halloween Edition, Grimm Fairy Tales 2009 Holiday Edition and Grimm Fairy Tales 2009 Las Vegas Annual. Volume 2 reprints Grimm Fairy Tales 2007 AnnualGrimm Fairy Tales 2008 AnnualGrimm Fairy Tales 2011 Halloween Special and Grimm Fairy Tales 2011 Holiday Edition. Volume 3 reprints Grimm Fairy Tales 2010 Halloween SpecialGrimm Fairy Tales 2010 Holiday EditionGrimm Fairy Tales Valentine’s Day Special 2013Grimm Fairy Tales St. Patrick’s Day Special 2013 and Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Swimsuit Special. Volume 4 reprints Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Wounded Warriors Special, Robyn Hood vs. Red Riding HoodGrimm Fairy Tales 2012 Halloween Special and Grimm Fairy Tales 2012 Holiday Edition.

Here’s how to win: share this link on Facebook with #GrimmSeasonsWPC, tag Wrestling with Pop Culture and comment below with your favorite season to be eligible to win. Contest ends on Dec. 26 at midnight Eastern Standard Time. A winner will be chosen at random from eligible participants. Good luck and happy holidays!

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Krampus creeps into Christmas this year more than ever

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Krampus creeps into Christmas this year more than ever

Posted on 06 December 2014 by Jonathan Williams

Everyone knows that Santa Claus delivers toys to all the good girls and boys and Rudolph’s red nose made him a misfit until it helped save Christmas. But for all its gay apparel and good cheer, Christmas has always had its share of villains, too. Ebenezer Scrooge was a lost soul until a few ghosts led him to redemption. Christmas’ biggest heel the Grinch wanted to steal Christmas away from Whoville, only to make a turn for the better when they welcomed him into their holiday celebration. But in recent years a cloven-hooved creature from Germanic folklore known as the Krampus has crept to the forefront of many Christmas celebrations. Despite his demonic appearance, Krampus is kind of like one of Santa’s helpers. While Santa rewards well-behaved children, Krampus punishes the bad kids by kidnapping and beating them. Events such as the Krampus Krawl (in which numerous costumed Krampii go barhopping through Little Five Points on Dec. 6, beginning at Manuel’s Tavern at 9 p.m. and ending at Java Lords) and Krampus Xmas (an absurd and depraved musical taking place at 7 Stages Dec. 18-20) have become hilarious annual holiday hooplas. But this year more than ever the Krampus has been creeping into my holidays in more ways than ever. In hopes of avoiding the wrong end of his switch, Wrestling with Pop Culture offers a few Krampus creations to get you into a different type of holiday spirit.

Krampus print by Artetak

Krampus by ArtetakUnder her Artetak moniker, Kate Logan takes horror movie icons, comic book characters and mythological creatures and gives them a cute, yet somewhat sinister, makeover. In some cases, such as with Ash from Army of Darkness and House of 1000 Corpses‘ Captain Spaulding, that means changing the character’s gender. So it’s quite all right to behave badly in hopes that this pale-skinned, leather-and-spikes clad Krampus comes to visit on Christmas. Or, as Logan says, “Nothing is more metal than a demon that kidnaps and beats children for being naughty when they’re expecting St. Nicholas.”

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Grimm Fairy Tales 2014 Holiday Edition 

Grimm Fairy Tales 2014 Holiday EditionZenescope Entertainment‘s Grimm Fairy Tales reimagines the morality tales of the Grimm brothers in a contemporary setting, replacing damsels in distress and knights in shining armor with buxom butt-kickers and their buff male counterparts. In this year’s holiday special, the Highborns put up Christmas decorations at Arcane Acre while learning of the Krampus’ origin. Meanwhile, Sela secretly protects the Highborns when she sneaks away to do battle with the Krampus. This story is an interesting take on the Krampus legend, ending in a cliffhanger that will conclude in next year’s Christmas issue.

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Gruss von Krampus by Noel Saabye

Gruss von Krampus by Noel SaabyeNoel Saabye specializes in sexy pin-up interpretations of Nosferatu, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Mars Attacks! Martians and other monsters. “Obviously I fit in really well with Halloween stuff,” he says. “So I was trying to come up with a Christmas bad guy that I could make into a pin-up girl.” The Grinch was the first thing that came to mind, then he remembered Krampus. “I had never seen a female Krampus drawing before, so I found a bunch of Krampus art and took bits and pieces of the clothing, features, skin tones and made it work within the style I’ve been drawing.”

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Krampus mask and magnets by BonesArt

Krampus mask by BonesArtAndrew Bones of BonesArt creates monstrous sculptures of Predators, Cthulu, Jason Vorhees and other monsters that he then turns into small magnets, medium-sized wall plaques or full-sized masks. In addition to making Jack Skellington Christmas ornaments, Bones has also created Krampus magnets in various colors and grotesque Krampus masks ready to devour the worst-behaved children. “I feel like he is the perfect character for me to sculpt and fits well in my body of work due to his demonic appearance,” says Bones. Bones will have these and other creature creations at the Jekyll Island Comic Con on Dec. 13 and at Crafty Feast on Dec. 14.

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Zenescope offers “Masumi” Dragon Con exclusive

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Zenescope offers “Masumi” Dragon Con exclusive

Posted on 27 August 2014 by Jonathan Williams

Masumi: Blades of Sin #1 Dragon Con exclusiveZenescope Entertainment will be one of many comic book publishers appearing at Dragon Con this weekend, and it brings with it a Dragon Con exclusive variant of Masumi: Blades of Sin #1! Masumi, a member of the Yamamoto Clan of samurai warriors that I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing some cosplayers bring to life at Dragon Con (despite the fact that she’s more than 200 years old), is trying to start anew in Tokyo while leaving her previous battles in another dimension. But she soon finds herself battling demons summoned by the Yakuza thanks to an ancient artifact from her family’s past. And she has a demon on her shoulder (almost literally) as her swords are possessed by Legion, the evil force responsible for killing the man she loved, who offers warnings and advice as the story develops. It’s an exciting beginning to this four-issues series, and the Dragon Con exclusive features sexy artwork by Jamie Tyndall that features Masumi (quite literally) facing her demon. It’s limited to 500 copies and available at Zenescope’s booth in the Comic & Pop Artist Alley.

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Zenescope Entertainment makes its Atlanta debut at Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con

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Zenescope Entertainment makes its Atlanta debut at Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con

Posted on 30 May 2014 by Jonathan Williams

Wizard World Atlanta Atlanta Comic Con takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center May 30-June 1 and brings with it a multitude of pop culture icons such as Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, WWE‘s Big Show, Run DMC‘s Darryl McDaniels and The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus. Amidst all that hoopla are some of the biggest names in independent art, comics and wrestling, all of which can be found at Zenescope Entertainment‘s booth (#330).

Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con "Code Red" exclusive variantZenescope is best known for its contemporary re-imaginings of fairy tales and fables such as Grimm Fairy Tales, which celebrates its 100th issue in July. But at Atlanta Comic Con, Zenescope will be offering Wizard World exclusives of the fifth and final issue of its Code Red series (with cover art by Jason Metcalf) as well as the trade paperback that collects the entire series.

Code Red is our Red Riding Hood series,” says Zenescope president Joe Brusha, who co-creates most of Zenescope’s titles. “She’s a more edgy adult Red Riding Hood. She’s kind of a werewolf hunter mercenary and just all-around badass independent female. The Wizard World exclusive is limited to 500 copies, then there’s a little sexier version limited to 250 and they’ll both be on sale at the convention.”

Zenescope has become a mainstay at most Wizard World events around the country, handing out thousands of free comics to film, video game and pop culture enthusiasts.

“It’s our first time in Atlanta, so we didn’t do a ton of exclusives,” says Brusha. “We’re just trying to get out there and get new readers and new fans. We’ll hand out about 2,000 free comics at our booth.”

In keeping with the provocative nature of Zenescope’s heroines, those looking for a “sexperience like no other” will be delighted to see Pro Wrestling Resurrection Tag Team Champions the Rock ‘n’ Roll Models (Matt “Sex” Sells and Johnny Danger) making appearances at the Zenescope booth troughout the weekend.

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