George RR Martin is the author behind the ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ series that birthed HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, and he’s notorious for taking blood showers and brushing his teeth with paste made from the bones of characters he brutally cast aside on a whim.
This comic from Dorkly is from last year’s Christmas, but it’s as relevant as ever. It depicts a world in which George RR Martin is Santa Claus, but with that bloody GoT tinge we’re so accustomed to seeing. As an author, Martin is as gifted as anyone at making you fall in love with both the hero and the villain, the brutishly decapitating whichever of the two he think you the reader probably enjoy more…then he moves on. Build up, kill, rinse, repeat…it’s his gift.
So here he is as Santa Claus, by Anna-Maria Jung and Andrew Bridgman at Dorkly: