Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ring in the New Year with Yeti Crab

Nathalie Roland was one of the first artists to be inspired by the wonderful yeti crab. Examples of her previous yeti crab work are here and here.

Now she has made a stencil:

That has been painted above a bed (photo snabbed here):

Who wouldn't want kiwa hirsuta, The Hirsute Goddess herself, benevolently overlooking one's sleeping form? Sign me up!

I kinda missed the deadline there

Card by Snowcat Press aka Luke Howard.

Note the "Tree-As-Weapon" motif.

Ramiro Yeti

Abominable Snowman by Xavi Ramiro

Colonelle Yeti

Paintings by Colonelle (click link to see gallery with bigger pics)

Zooguu Yeti

This is Zooguu yeti and it is actually by Zooguu.

Another Yeti Stocking

This was made by tilleyjewels.

Tatman Yeti

Trish Tatman made a yeti.

Is spectacular.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Renner Yeti

It's Snow Fun Yeti by Bradford Renner, in which a yeti is depicted who hates snow.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cramer Yeti

Alexzandra Cramer made this holiday card.

Check out this yeti plush on her site as well!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Yeti Stocking

Hi Henry,

I took this photo at Kmart with my cellphone.

I thought you'd like it.

Hope you were able to score many Bumbles this holiday season.


Thanks, Beth!

(Beth, aka Lemon Cadet (whose Yeti Loves Seamonster was previously blogged about) is a Friend of the Site and often submits great suggestions.)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Annual Cephalopodmas Post

For those of you who celebrate Cephalopodmas, you will enjoy today's post.

Squids and yetis wouldn't seem to go together. And yet, if you are a giant squid, were you not at one point a cryptid?

In truth, yeti and squid are practically schoolmates. Both are hard to spot and have an air of myth about them. Both are thought to live alone, in the cold and the dark. Both may be quite large, super-strong, and could attack you with great violent force. Both hate whales and have suction cups on the interior surface of their arms.

Granted, the environments they reside in are very different phases of water. Sooo different. That alone makes things awkward between them. Let's hope they will get past that.

Dos amigos: RobbinZombie's Abominable Snowman and Giant Squid plush

Both Gama-Go icons, the two grace this piece of hand art

The artist Hylton Warburton is a lover of yeti and squid. In my view, this art piece is his way of expressing his appreciation of both. I'll be posting about his yeti-specific work in future.

Have a Happy Cephalopodmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...

It's winter-time, so why not go outside and make a snowman?

An abominable one!

Second Line of Defence

Yeti is gaining on Santa Claus. I mean, if you need someone to pass out holiday gifts, he's like the next go-to guy in line. This fellow is on the scene.

Observe this greeting card by Nicole from Océchou:

I wonder if yeti has become good choice because he's not Santa. Maybe Santa isn't secular enough for some folks. Yeti is about as secular as you can get. Amen.

Big Snowy

There was a series of children's books in the 1970's called A. Mazing Monsters. It was written and illustrated by a father and his 10 year old son. One of the books was about a monster named Big Snowy, who I presume was a yeti.

One with fantastic teeth.

I would love to learn more about Big Snowy. There is precious little online about him.

Have you read this book? Would you mind sharing what you know?

Do tell!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Teddy and the Yeti

Check out the new comic book series "Teddy and the Yeti"!

It's by Jeff McClelland and is about a yeti and a human teaming up to save the world from unusual threats.

Yeti enthusiasts would be wise to follow the gentleman in question's Blog (entitled ""The Yeti Speaks!") - as he is also a Lover of the Himalayan Man-of-the-Snows and may post upon this interest with fervorment.

He is so enthused, he had a prototype doll made by Monkeycat Productions:

Monday, December 14, 2009

"Yeti hikes with a teddy"

Raven, whose blog Spookyville USA you should check out, discovered this new commercial for Garmin GPS featuring a yeti:

YETI has been FOUND!

And it was the incomparable Loren Coleman who helped secure the photographic proof!

The Picnic Holiday Sale in Portland Maine on December 12th can also take some credit:
"Shoppers and their little ones can also get their photo taken with the Yeti."
Note: Further evidence that Yeti = Holiday Icon.

Hellboy vs. Yeti

The talented M.S. Corley drew the above
fan art.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gift of the Yeti

Gift of the Yeti is a free, richly illustrated facebook game.

Santa is sick, and yeti has agreed to deliver presents in his place to each house without aid of a sleigh or anti-grav reindeer. He does the job, but his methodology is flawed. He just kind of violently smashes the houses with the gifts. Needless-to-say, the police are out to get him.

The game is further evidence that yeti has become a new Christmas icon. When people think Christmas, they're starting to think yeti.

BioWare has pledged to donate 1 US cent to the children's charity Child's Play every time the game is played, and their target is $10,000.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cold Storage

Like the afore-blogged-about Snow Drift:

Cold Storage is a cute game you can play in your browser.

Look at that yeti. That is one cute little guy.

And it's fun to make him jump and flip around. I approve.

Awesome music, too.

Thanks to Robert for the scoop!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Not Yeti Friday - A lady attending the VMAs

A yeti was spotted at the MTV Video Music Awards.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yeti Holiday Cards

Ah, yeti and Christmas. Go together like a horse and carriage. Here are some holiday cards:

By Dave Perillo

By Craig Behrin

By Nate Wragg

Also by Nate Wragg


I've posted a photo from this encounter with a real live yeti before, but I didn't realize that it took place on Christmas.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Milway Yeti: Mythical 9th Division

Alex Milway, creator of the Mousehunter books, has selected the yeti as the subject of his next series of comic stories. It's called the Mythical 9th Division. Here's a trailer video he made for it:


Milway clearly loves the yeti. Here is a Charlie's Angels homage depicting the characters from Mythical 9th Division.

The book isn't out yet, but I'm intrigued. No one has done anything where all the main characters are different personalities of yeti. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yeti Ornament for International Cryptozoology Museum

If you visit the International Cryptozoology Museum, you can purchase this yeti ornament to help support the museum. I wish I could go and check it out! Next time I'm in Maine, I will not hesitate to seek out this wonderful place. Hope they still have this ornament, because I wants it.

2009 Gift Guide

Over the last decade, there have been oodles of yeti-related items to procure for people in association with their specific gift-related Celebratory Days (Hannukah, Yule, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Cephalopodmas, etc.).

Don't believe in oodles? See my Yeti in Popular Culture Time-Line to observe the creature's rise in popularity.

Last year, the most magnanimous giver could endow to her recipients the giant Gama Go figurine. Before that, one had the benefit of choosing from the plethora of merchandise created in association with Disney's Expedition Everest ride. And even before that, one could dispense with a number of toys depicting the lovable Bumble from the '60's Rudolph holiday special, which had been making a nostalgic comeback.

In previous years, I listed out the best yeti gifts for all Snow-Beast Bestowers out there. If inclined, one can see in more detail what I've suggested by following these links:

- 2008
- 2007 part 1 and part 2
- 2006
- 2005

The new millennium's first decade is now coming to a close. Quality commodities which depict the semblance of the Abominable Snowman are still out there for you to take ownership of and then promptly relinquish to someone you care about for the purpose of a festive custom. For 2009, I have selected the gifts that I think will excite the lover of yetis in your life on his/her appropriate Celebratory Day(s).

Happy Giving!


Without question, Bill the Yeti by David Lanham is the yeti item to get this celebratory season. I can't afford the $60 price tag, but if I could, I would make myself the recipient of my gift-giving benevolence. Bill would be immediately joining the ranks of my personal yeti figure collection, which is graced by many of the gift stars of yesteryear.

There has never been a yeti in Victorian gentleman attire. It is unprecedented in the history of the universe. Miss Monster's Uncle Dapper is a must-have. At only $20 pre-order, this guy can easily stuff your stockings this year. Full disclosure: for Uncle Dapper, I have already made myself the recipient of my gift-giving benevolence.

Previously blogged about here, the Mugo is part USB drive, part MP3 Player, and part vinyl toy. There is a yeti version and it's $60 - not bad for three things in one. And it's a killer cool design by yeti-lovin' artist Tougui.

A year ago, I discovered the existence of this picture book starring two yetis, "Do Narwhals Have Blowholes?".

I wasn't able to track down a copy over this last year, but after watching this live reading by the authors, I must surely now most definitely track down a copy, and I'm thinking you might want to as well.


Finally, I strongly suggest finding the ideal yeti gift on Etsy and DeviantArt. Support the artists there by buying their handmade crafts, plushes, prints, paintings, drawings, etc. Most of the yetis I put up on this blog were created by artists from those sites. SUPPORT THEIR WONDERFUL WORK!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Not Yeti Friday - Yeti Microphone

Sure, it's called Yeti, but does that make it a yeti? No. Especially when it's Friday and I put up "Not Yeti Friday" posts. That's usually your first clue.

This is the Yeti USB Microphone by Blue Microphones. Why do they call it Yeti? I think because of the way it looks. I would have said "Robot" myself, but I can kind of see a certain ape-like stance to it.

Blue Microphones has taken their fun name and run with it. They call its features "Legendary" and also have this to say:
"The legend of the Yeti continues with the most advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB microphone roaming the wild today."

Best of all - throughout the product's documentation, they use little, unique yeti depictions to help explain the different settings and uses:

I very much likes.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Davis Yeti

This Abominable Snowman figure by Kathy Davis is fashioned out of polymer clay; its body is needle felted.

I like how impy it is.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Poling Yeti

Illustrator Kyle Poling did artwork this for the Illustration Friday topic "Frozen".

Monday, November 23, 2009

Miracola Yeti

Yeti by Jeff Miracola

Old-time readers may remember that Miracola has dabbled in yeti depiction before.