Kaiju Santa Cards Arrive In Time To Horrify For The Holidays

Kaiju Santa Cards Arrive In Time To Horrify For The Holidays

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Santa Claus has never looked so terrifying, or quite so delightful.

Now that the Holiday Season is upon us, it's time to legitimize the Postal Service's existence by sending out a ton of greeting cards. If you haven't found a set of nerdy cards to freak your friends and family out with this season, you may want to check out these Kaiju-anatomy Santa Claus cards, which are almost guaranteed to be the most bizarre things you'll see all week.

The cards are being sold by Brad McGinty, a Minnesota-based comic artist and animator. According to McGinty, these are all that remain of his grandfather's failed greeting card company that he tried to start after World War II. McGinty's grandfather was working with an artist name Haruo to create cards that would appeal to folks both in Japan and the West. Unfortunately, the results were a massive failure and pretty much bankrupted his family:

The story of my grandfather's failed card company was pretty well known in my family. My grandfather always insisted that it ruined his life and was the cause of his "whiskey fits." Not only did he blame Haruo for the fiasco, but all of Japan for his financial ruin. He even went as far as to contact the Irish Press in 1956 with a completely fictitious tale about being swindled out of his money while trying to stop a Japanese murder plot against the Pope.

However, McGinty's mother discovered a bunch of the cards in an old ammo tin. Now, the artist is selling them via his website in just about any quantity you could hope for. I'm not going to lie: I'd be tempted to send one to my mother if I wasn't sure it'd give her a heart attack.

Source: Brad McGinty

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Japanese Monsters taken to the extreme!

I like how his feet are candy canes.

The guy's grandfather was definitely onto something. He was just decades ahead of his time. I want one of these right now. Every passing minute is just a mocking reminder that I do not possess a diagrammed cross-section of Ultra-Santa.

How did THAT fail to take hold in Japan?

Thanks long dead Grandfather person, I was just about out of nightmare fuel but you managed to completely fill me up for months! :D

I get what the grandfather was doing with those cards but damn, they just un-nerve me for some reason and I'm the sick freak who enjoyed "Fulgrim" and the Night Lord triology so far. Not sure why it creeps me out but it just does. I'll admit, nice art work though, atleast he put alot of effort into those cards with the details.

How could anyone look at one of these and think "You know what, these would make amazing greeting cards. Japan loves monsters, right? And the west love looking at horrific depictions of one of their most beloved children's stories. But then again who doesn't? I know I'd love to get one of these in the mail." to themselves?

Umm, I'm pretty sure this guy is just tacking on a funny story to something he made, not his grandfather. The pictures on his blog of his "grandfather" are all fake and easily recognized as good photography mixed with some photoshop filters.

KeyMaster45:
Umm, I'm pretty sure this guy is just tacking on a funny story to something he made, not his grandfather. The pictures on his blog of his "grandfather" are all fake and easily recognized as good photography mixed with some photoshop filters.

Damnit, you beat me to it :)

I bought 10. My dad will love this, the sick fuck. Love you, dad!

Hal10k:
The guy's grandfather was definitely onto something.

Fixed it for you, mate

An interesting hybrid of cultural perceptions, even if the backstory is made up. Peronally I'll hold out for the Combat Menorah Mecha, composed of eight smaller robots of course.

Haha that's brilliant! I love the poison gift liver and the celebration bowels! Hilarious! And the story behind the cards is pretty hilarious too. And "seasoned greetings"? Classic!

I just bought 5 of these; they are so f**king crazy I couldn't resist. I have no idea who I can send them to. "American Christmas Devil" - What more would you expect from someone who you shot in the face?

Looks like something that could have been on The Simpsons, 15 years ago...

DVS BSTrD:
How did THAT fail to take hold in Japan?

Not enough tentacles and schoolgirls.

This card gave me some messed-up nightmares... o_O

I also bought 10 of those cards.

DVS BSTrD:
How did THAT fail to take hold in Japan?

Maybe it was too soon after the bombings for them to accept something that looked like a nuked holiday figure?

OT: I don't think any of my family members have the sense of humor to want something like this, and i don't really do the whole card thing with my friends so... i'll leave the spreading of Bizarro Santa up to someone else >_>

The story is satire, right? People seem to be taking it seriously...

KeyMaster45:
Umm, I'm pretty sure this guy is just tacking on a funny story to something he made, not his grandfather. The pictures on his blog of his "grandfather" are all fake and easily recognized as good photography mixed with some photoshop filters.

That and the fact that the guy is a comic artist and writer, the "old" cards have his website stamped on them, he's standing in front of a bathroom with a "whites only" sign just to show "see it's really old!" and the caption on the third picture down (the one with the bad photoshop lines around his hand). Not to mention the "old ammo can" is a modern can for a belt of 7.62 for an M60/M249, not a .30 or a box of clips for an M1 Garand as it would be if it were from the WW2 era.

Regardless, sold.

Well... somebody is one sick, twisted motherfucker...

I love it. It's beautiful. I bought 22 to make sure I have enough for all my friends/relatives/nemesis and one for me.

This is quite disturbing...I'm going to buy at least 5 though.

Nice fakeout on the background story, little surprised some people seem to either believe it, or are playing into it a tad too much.

I do rather like the cards though...

People didn't have senses of humor after WW2

That's awesome...and very disturbing. o_O

Great story though.

Someone drew these back in the 40's?!

...What the blithering fuck ARE these things?!

That might be the best thing I have ever seen. FAT MAN FACE. POISON GIFT LIVER. AMERICAN CHRISTMAS DEVIL.

Everyone I know gets one.

EDIT: Purchased 22. Huzzah!

The Japanese on the card is also not from that era. Too much katakana.

 

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