The amazing, endless battle between rural Eastern European partisan fighters, demons, mecha, and werewolves

Jakub "Mr Werewolf" Rozalski is a prolific Polish painter whose longrunning series of painters depict rural Eastern European folk fighting against mecha warriors, werewolves, and demons.

Rozalski produced much of this art for the successful kickstarted game Scythe, and the best of it has been collected in a $40, 105-page limited edition book. His Tumblr has notes on the individual pieces and the fantastic worlds from which they're drawn; another series is called "Wolfpack - 1863." His Artstation account features process notes and drafts of the paintings.

Rozalski’s intent is “to commemorate this sad and tragic period in history, in my own way, to light on this parts of history that usually remain in the shadows of other events… remember and honor the history, but live in the present.” He adds, “I like to mix historical facts and situations with my own motives, ideas and visions. … I attach great importance to the details, the equipment, the costumes, because it allows you to embed painting within a specified period of time.”

The Art of Mr Werewolf [Jakub Rozalski/Tumblr]

Bizarre Paintings Of Mecha Robots And Werewolves Attacking East European Peasants Of The Early 20th Century [Design You Trust]

(Thanks, Fipi Lele)

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  1. I read somewhere that as part of his process, he painted a single painting every day for a while, limiting himself to 30 minutes each time to improve his skill.

  2. That first image is of course not about werewolves and not just about any old demon, it shows an epic fight between Krampus and Santa Claus. It seems like a few elfs will be looking for new jobs this year.
    Now will he be coming for the kids in the foreground next? I don't think so, as they've probably been good, at least compared to Santa.

    Nitpick: Poland is in Central Europe, why should the people in the images be "Eastern European peasants"? And at what point do lowly peasants graduate to proud farmers?

  3. calls the department of unamerican activites

    "...so, I've got this commie here, talking about the difference between peasants and, get this, 'proud farmers' in what is clearly, CLEARLY intended to be a diatribe of some sort on the nature of work, and of course about controlling the means of production..."

  4. Okay. How about licensing 5K (resolution) stills from The Witcher (games 1-4, a couple of side bits) instead of nopetanks in clear skies, is what I'm thinking. Bad Art Takeoff Direction Cues, No Twinkie?

    How does the stated practice compare with painting on people in line at the water park (and photographing the result) without much notice?

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