When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.

Some of us are adults with homes that need decorating, right? Well why not make that decorating a little more fun with throw pillows featuring the art of Ramon Villalobos, which mostly involves wrestling moves and Batman.

Throw pillows by Ramon Villalobos

ITEM: Throw pillows featuring the art of Ramon Villalobos


AVAILABILITY: $20 each on Society6.

The problem with gifts for comic book readers is that they tend to fall into a few pretty narrow categories. You've got your books, action figures, video games, the occasional piece of original art, and that's about it. It's rare that you manage to get something in the home decor field, but that's largely because there isn't a lot of home decor that features superheroes and other pop culture characters applying Dragon Sleepers to each other... until now!

I'm a big fan of Ramon Villalobos, particularly of his "Man of 1,000 Holds" series, where he draws characters performing wrestling moves on each other that are somehow thematically tied to the characters themselves. Freddy Krueger, for instance, uses the Sleeper Hold, and it is embarrassing how long it took me to get that joke. Now, just in time for your holiday gift giving, he's offering a few of them printed on throw pillows, so that you can rest your head on acts of bizarre violence, just like we've all wanted.

Of course, these pieces are also available as tote bags, prints, and a couple of coffee mugs, and involve a few other subjects besides abdominal stretches, but the throw pillows are my favorite. It's hard to find a gift for someone who loves pro wrestling, Game of Thrones and comfortable seating that hits all of those things, but if you've got someone like that on your list, you are welcome.


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