The Giger Family

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The year is 1990. Two kids languish in a Texas public high school. Metal stimulates them much more than classes. Their solution? A comic strip devoted to H.R. Giger and his wife, son, and daughter. Behold The Giger Family.

It’s high school stuff, alright — that’s why it’s great. Frank Frazetta, Anton LaVey, and Deicide all cross paths with this Swiss family. Giger has the ability to summon a whole host of Lovecraftian gods.  His son hosts a kegger, his wife perpetually goes shopping, and, in a strange turn of events, he becomes President of the United States. The comic strip really takes off after that. I’ve listed all 29 episodes below. You can see their thumbnail gallery here.

On a more grown up note, Triptykon’s Eparistera Daimones comes out today. The album has the best liner notes I’ve seen in years. It has Giger’s artwork, essays by Tom G. Warrior, and a beautifully clean layout. And the music? 99% of metal bands might as well give up. Do not miss out on this record.

— Cosmo Lee

The New Painting
A Visit from Anton Lavey
The Boating Trip
Giger’s Dark Secret
Giger’s Wine Cellar
The Bedding
Summoning Ritual
Giger Jr’s New Stereo
The Burning Question
Who Shot HR?
In the Pit
Giger’s Nightmare
Giger’s Birthday
Mrs. Giger’s “Owee”
Giger Bar
Giger Jr’s Party
PMRC Blues
The Attack
Giger’s New Car
Giger For President
Giger’s Reforms
The New Order
Mrs. Giger’s campaign
Chaos or Not…
Upshot of the Downfall