It’s T-minus 10 days until Christmas but don’t panic! We’ve got you covered.
Introducing BCHQ’s First Annual Holiday Gift Guide for the Warped Characters in your World!
Read on for tips for every personality type.
And in the spirit of BCHQ, it’s always 1 for them, 2 pints for you!
THE ALMOST ROCKSTAR – KID (Kid Lobotomy)
Everyone knows an almost rockstar/definitive madman. He doesn’t need another raygun or an ugly tie. He needs to realize that his dysfunctional family is no different than anyone else’s. Except maybe for Dylan Sandifer’s family, who share more than ordinary DNA.
COMIC BOOK: HOUSE AMOK by Christopher Sebela & Shawn McManus.
MUSIC: Infected by The The
FILM: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
THE BADASS MOM – OCTAVIA (Assassinistas)
She’s an ex-bountyhunter coming out of retirement for one last job and yes, this time it’s tres personal. She’s a former disco roller skater so you know she’s badass.
COMIC BOOK: Hack/Slash Resurrection by Tini Howard & Celor
MUSIC: Catalogue by Moloko
FILM: Whip It
THE GEEK – FERGIE (Punks Not Dead)
The geek who’s attached to the ghost of 1977 has a newly-discovered psychic ability to destroy people. This guy doesn’t read enough comics and needs to pay more attention to his mom’s record collection! Very soon there will be police on his back.
COMIC BOOK: Expecting To Fly by John Allison
MUSIC: Sandinista by The Clash
FILM: The End of the F—ing World by Jonathan Entwistle
THE PUNK – SID (Punks Not Dead)
Is he the ghost of Sex Pistol’s bassist or the spirit of ’77 or something a bit closer to home? Who cares? He likes to drink beer, belch, and eye up girls wearing fishnets and too much mascara.
COMIC BOOK: The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis
MUSIC: Spiral Scratch by The Buzzcocks
FILM: Romper Stomper
TV: Anything with Matt Berry
THE ABRASIVE SUPERSPY – DOROTHY CULPEPPER (Punks Not Dead)
For the forever young mod super spy of England’s Department of Extra-Usual Affairs, who had a dalliance with Mick Jagger.
COMIC BOOK: The Originals by Dave Gibbons
MUSIC: Stanley Road by Paul Weller
THE GOTH – THALIA (Euthanauts)
She’s your goth girlfriend who’s so fascinated by the death industry she’s a receptionist at a funeral home because she wants to…?
COMIC BOOK: Kim & Kim by Magdalene Visaggio & Eva Cabrera
MUSIC: Tinderbox by Siouxie & the Banshees
FILM: Only Lovers Left Alive
TV: Waking the Dead
THE FREE SPIRIT – INDIGO (Euthanauts)
He’s into a bit of everything, raised by two moms with a wanderlust in his heart and a perpetual party in his soul. He likes it all x all the time.
COMIC BOOK: BLACK CROWN OMNIBUS: A Year In Review featuring The Rise & Fall & Rise of the CUD Band
MUSIC: Leggy Mambo by CUD
FILM: The Last Days of Disco
THE BRAINIAC – DR. MERCY WOLFE (Euthanauts)
She was a trailblazer for exploring ways to communicate from beyond the grave. She would be included in a book of magnificent women who changed the world if she wasn’t a fictional character.
COMIC BOOK: FEMME MAGNIFIQUE: 50 Women Who Changed The World
MUSIC: Blackstar by David Bowie
TV: Six Feet Under
THE DRIVEN – RICKY TOLEDO (Lodger)
She was just a kid when she became the Lodger’s first psychological victim. She wants revenge. Surely literary revenge is sweeter and cleaner than body bags…?
COMIC BOOK: KID LOBOTOMY by Peter Milligan & Tess Fowler
MUSIC: Lodger by David Bowie
FILM: River’s Edge
TV: Happy Valley
THE PSYCHOPATH (Lodger)
What do you get for a serial killer who can morph himself into whatever you need him to be? A brick of reading material to distract him, of course!
COMIC BOOK: Stray Bullets: The Uber Alles Edition by The Laphams
MUSIC: This Nation ‘s Saving Grace by The Fall
FILM: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
THE CLEVER KID – DYLAN SANDIFER (House Amok)
She’s smart, likes to keep a journal and she has to stop her family from fighting (real or imaginary) inter-dimensional organ thieves and committing vicious acts.
COMIC BOOK: ASSASSINISTAS by Tini Howard & Gilbert Hernandez
MUSIC: The Obliterati by Mission of Burma
FILM: River ‘s Edge
TV: Stranger Things
Happy Shopping and see you next Friday for more convivial times at your one-stop destination for recommendations!