The Gingerbread Man (also known as the Gingerbread Boy) first appeared in print in the May 1875 of St. Nicolas Magazine, a popular American children’s magazine. Unlike Gingy from the Shrek movie series, the Gingerbread Man from the original story was kind of a jerk, taunting several humans and animals before he’s finally outsmarted by a hungry fox.
In a series of posters created by to promote holiday gift subscriptions to horror magazine Fangoria, the Gingerbread Man meets a trio of grisly ends. On one execution he’s stretched across a cookie rack, while in another he’s dipped into a toaster and shredded on a cheese grater (the red sprinkles are everywhere) by a dead-eyed fellow gingerbread man.
[via Gute Werbung]