See Santa Claus Slaughter Rudolph and Friends in this Ultra-Violent ‘Beauty of Horror‘ Claymation
To celebrate the Halloween release of The Beauty of Horror: Ghosts of Christmas coloring book (IDW Publishing), bestselling creator Alan Robert has teamed up with visionary animator Trent Shy to produce a must-see, claymation massacre set in The North Pole.
This gory stop-motion clip follows Ghouliana, the undead girl from Robert’s hit IDW coloring book series, as she unleashes her wrath on the holiday season’s most beloved characters. Poor ol’ St. Nick quickly falls under Ghouliana’s spell and is forced to hunt down Rudolph and friends, wielding a bloodied chainsaw. Devilish elves brutally dismember everyone’s favorite Elf on the Shelf, and even Frosty the Snowman gets his due before Ghouliana flies off into the moonlight driving Santa’s sleigh. Witness all the insanity at the link below:
“Trent and I hit it off immediately,” says Robert. “First of all, we’re both huge horror fans and love practical gore effects, so we definitely bonded over that. When we were first discussing the project, we spent many nights laughing about the endless ways we were gonna torture Santa’s reindeer and destroy his workshop. Our motto was the bloodier the better (laughs).” Robert adds, “Trent’s ability to take my 2D drawings and adapt them into the 3D space is truly mind-blowing. He really put his own creative stamp on it and created something visually stunning. It’s like an R-rated homage to A Nightmare Before Christmas.”
“This was the most fun I’ve ever had with one of our claymations,” Shy commented. “Alan and I had a blast bouncing disturbing ideas off of each other. I love The Beauty of Horror books and loved his vision for this film so much that it really made this a passion project for me. Stop motion animation can be very frustrating and time consuming, so I think it was that passion that got me through and made the film what it is.”
Alan Robert will appear at New York Comic Con on Friday, Oct. 5th, signing his Beauty of Horror coloring books at the IDW Publishing booth #1844 (12PM-1PM)
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The Beauty of Horror: Ghosts of Christmas Coloring Book by Alan Robert arrives in stores October 30, 2018 from IDW Publishing.
TP * BW * $12.99 * 64 Pages * 7″ x 7″ * ISBN: 978-1-68405-332-2
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About Alan Robert
Alan Robert is the creator of several critically-acclaimed graphic novels: Wire Hangers, Crawl to Me (in development to become a motion picture), Killogy, The Shunned One, and The Beauty of Horror, a best-selling series of horror-themed adult coloring books. Robert is also well known as the bassist/songwriter for the hard rock group Life of Agony for over two decades. A Brooklyn native, Alan’s journey as a comic book creator began at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he attended on a scholarship and studied cartooning under legendary Thor comic writer/artist Walt Simonson.
IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.