Adafruit’s comic book reading list: Klaus by Grant Morrison #adafruitcomics


A new edition of Adafruit’s comic reading list — it’s Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora, written up by Zay from Community Support!

Grant Morrison is a Scottish writer who writes about transgender magic-users, using writing to pull yourself out of shame spirals, reimagining the Mahabarata as a far future techno-spiritual epic, and rock stars who save the world.

So when you hear that he’s writing a story about the secret pagan origins of a certain jolly old elf, it may be something more than just another Xmas special.


For anyone who’s seen Rare Exports or Krampus you know the idea of Santa is very old, very strange, and particularly malleable. Morrison and Mora draw from Norse and Serbian legends, sprinkle in a little Robin Hood, and shake out a pagan tale of adventure and hope.

For those of you with no interest in the holiday, there’s plenty of Morrisonian goodness. In the first issue Klaus, the strapping dude who later becomes the gift-giving hope-inspiring figure, downs a hallucinogenic stew that lets him commune with the spirits of the forest.


That’s the sort of story this is. And if it seems inappropriate to mix shamanic excursions into dreamland with a secret origin for Santa Claus, you should know that Harvard professor Donald Pfister gives an annual lecture about the link between Santa and shamanic work.


If Yuletide cheer by way of Grant Morrison’s magickal-anarchistic view of the world appeals to you, Klaus may be a great read or a nice gift.

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