No matter how you feel about oxymorons, everyone loves a good villain, so love on these prints by Xero: a self-taught ATX artist whose bright, vintage comic style is drenched in blood and malice, a running theme amongst his equally disturbed cohorts at art collective Scabfarm, who'd be less twisted if they weren't so picked on.
Most recently, his evildoing has produced a set of 8x10's on velvet rag that portray Gotham's most wanted: The Joker wielding a blood-splattered mallet, sexy, take-no-prisoners riffs on Poison Ivy and Catwoman, even minor rogue Killer Croc holding the severed hand of Arkham security guard Aaron Cash, who paid dearly for his joke, "Wait, Killer Crocs? Like the shoes with the holes in them?".
More horror includes the canvas-printed Slice n' Dice series, showcasing '80s icons like Freddy Krueger making wicked use of marionette strings, Leatherface doing what Leatherface does, and Pinhead holding the Lament Box, which apparently isn't a DVD set of straight-to-video Hellraisers Inferno, Revelations, and Deader.
If you're more into creepy than evil, he's done a bit of an outlier with Isabella Rossellini's lounge singer from Blue Velvet, a film whose cast of malevolent weirdos was only missing a jumbo gimp.