Everything You Need to Know to Draw the Church Grim!

The Church Grim

The church guarding animal ghost who can’t leave cause its body is buried in the foundation

Did you guys know when they built old timey churches, that they buried an animal alive in the foundation so that it’s ghost would guard the building from those who would do it harm? I certainly didn’t, plus, its got a good creepy name… so we’re drawing it!

So I already gave you the gist of it… bury an animal under the cornerstone of your church and end up with a sweet ass spooky looking church guarding spirit. Now, how, murdering an animal convinces it’s ghost to help your cause? I have no clue… I just assume old world folks liked to kill stuff cause they didn’t have TVs.

Here’s really all you need to know

  • Could be any one of a large variety of livestock or pets… dogs, pigs, horses and lambs being the most commonly entombed
  • Were buried in hopes that their presence would ward off those who would profane the church, including thieves, vandals, witches, warlocks, and the Devil himself.
  • We’ve all seen Ghostbusters, once it’s dead there’s no saying the ghost has to look just like it’s corpse, some are even rumored to take vaguely human forms, float, fly, change shapes etc
  • If the Grim appears in the graveyard, it is said to portend a death, if it appears at your funeral, depending where it appears, will tell folks if you’re in heaven or hell
  • They are occasionally spotted doing more common European house spirit stuff, sweeping, organizing, tending grounds.
  • Most prevalent in England and Scandinavia, but not limited to those locales
    • reminder

      That’s what you’ve got! So get out those pencils, go to town and send that sh*t in cause we’ve been hurting for drawers lately and I’m a man with too many shirts. You’ve got til the 23rd…And you can’t win if you don’t draw! So get going!

      Celebrity Judge

      I’m bringing back celebrity judges, cause we need a lil spice. We’re going all the way back to our second online judge, Oms, owner or Revolution Tattoo in chicago, my old bandmate in Witchbanger, all around good guy and my bud. And always remember its not a bad idea to play to the judge’s favor.

      Judgement Is Complete

      The Winning Church Grim EntryReally who’s surprised Oms goes for the space goat? What with the whole metal loving tattoo angle… but he did give honorable mentions to #6 and #8 to spread a little of the love around! So thanks Oms! and congrats to our winner and thanks to the rest of you!

      Know that judgement is now law and to the victor go the spoils! I’ll be in touch about your shirt soon And don’t forget, you can always send your drawings of a Church Grim in late, you won’t win a shirt but I’ll gladly post it for everyone’s enjoyment!


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