“The happiest time of the year is also the creepiest. Good ol’ Saint Nicholas did not start with reindeer. Every Christmas he would bring along a hairy half-demon, half-goat named Krampus to stalk misbehaving children. The hairy spawn of Satan stuffed them into his bag, chained them up, and dragged them down to Hell for a year of punishment. A warning for anyone who thought of causing mischief. This sure does not seem like the most wonderful time of the year.”
“Winter has an even darker and richer lore than Halloween. For centuries, people have feared creatures from ancient legends born of this time of year. Tales such as giant hairy monsters who live in the mountains and will snatch you up and eat you were used to ensure children didn’t wander off in the snow and become lost.” – Excerpt from the Press Release for MISTER SAM SHEARON’S CREEPY CHRISTMAS “A MERRY MACABRE COLORING BOOK”
Born in Liverpool, dark-artist and illustrator Sam Shearon has captured the winter chill on each page of “A MERRY MACABRE COLORING BOOK”. Focusing his career as an artist on horror, fantasy, and science fiction, his work has been featured in diverse amount of publications around the world including HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE, PARANORMAL MAGAZINE and the L.A. TIMES. Fascinated with cryptozoology throughout his life as well as the darkness of the Christmas season forgotten, Shearon finds a special balance of uniquely crafted sights and writings reflecting horrors emerging in this holiday coloring book. Bringing to life the whispers within the dark as well as cautionary tales and the monsters that wait for the naughty kids on each of the pages, this book goes beyond the trends of the children and adult coloring books as well as the recent KRAMPUS film craze to truly find something for everyone on so many levels. This 166 page coloring and storytelling volume of the holiday reflects the history and mythology of creatures and monsters that ruled the winter land and made children scared stiff to do wrong. Some of the illustrations include the child stealing Krampus, the Yule Goat, Mari Lymd, The Wendigo, The Snow Bear, Evil Elves, The Ghosts of Past, Present & Future, the Yule Cat, Canis Lupis, Santa Claws, Misfit Toys and more. In addition to illustrations bringing a lively effect to each creature, monster and event, Shearson does his research tapping into legends that reflects not only detail in the coloring pages but some very effective written entries. The overall product follows a path of creative writing that offers a variety of poems to tell the stories surrounding each illustration and holiday nightmare that is laced with infecting rhymes, wicked humor and a burst of stinging cold reality on the most wonderful time of the year.
“A MERRY MACABRE COLORING BOOK” is a versatile and welcomed gift not only for the holiday season but anytime and for everyone whether for fun, therapy, perhaps an artistic moment or a dark pleasure for the horror fan. Each page offers a challenge and creative outlet for the artistic minded. Whether you are seasoned coloring maniac or someone still honing your skills, the spacing, shaping and lines offer all levels of coloring the chance to create a morbid masterpieces. Why this macabre holiday coloring book is primarily for the twisted and naughty, it does have its share of the softer and more welcoming side featuring warm fires, snowy fields and more to help shed a little light in the dark. Each drawing also finds the humor within the visual whether it is pages like the “Presence in the Presents” or the “Wreathe Wraith”, you see Shearon’s artistic craftsmanship, wickedness and demented personality come through on each page.
Released by VESUVIAN BOOKS, MISTER SAM SHEARON’S CREEPY CHRISTMAS “A MERRY MACABRE COLORING BOOK”, makes the mind wonder into those dark corners, ask questions and is both a creative tool as well as an educational tool that can spark investigation into the legends, stories connected to the poems, overall creation and look of the monster as well as the scenes. Retailing for $13.99 and with plenty of days left till the most macabre time of the year, these coloring books make great gifts for a creative outlet, to simply use for storytelling, stocking stuffers or to maybe send a chill under the mistletoe. Find out more at CreepyChristmasColoringBook.com and experience the quality, craftsmanship and love of the darker side of most merriest time of the year!
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