Thursday, February 26, 2009

Horne D&D Yeti (?)

This is the yeti from the D&D Monstrous Compendium, according to this blogger. The artist is Daniel Horne.

Looks more like some kind of ogre to me, but I'll take her word for it.

Anyone want to corroborate?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yeti is the Height of Fashion

The site Trendhunter is reporting about yeti-inspired fashion:

Hairy Arm Warmers

Here are a couple of pics from the recent Giles runway show:

Could this be a trend? Will we all dress up in our yeti arms to go to work?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Niark1 Yeti


The artist known as Niark1 created this image and submitted it to a competition.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wallis Yeti

Anthony Wallis is an illustrator and does a lot of paintings with cryptozoological subjects.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Not Yeti Friday - Vincett's Monsters

You can adopt these monsters that look a lot like yeti at Monster Workshop.

Each one has its own name and story.

Paul Vincett is the artist.

Oxley Yeti 2

This is an image you can purchase from iStockPhoto.

Title: No, not yeti

Description: "Electric guitar playing yeti being attacked by cavemen with spears..."

Artist: Simon Oxley

  • iStock portfolio
  • Etsi shop

    Previous Oxley Yeti art blogged about here.
  • Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    Elusive Bar Yeti on a Post-It

    The Post-It Project is blog of Post-It note doodles.

    This one's called the Elusive Bar Yeti and is by Andy Ristaino.

    Thanks, Yayo!

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    Bill the Yeti (sculpt)

    Probably the biggest and most anticipated yeti event of the year is happening this summer when Strangekiss Toys will unveil David Lanham's Bill the Yeti figure at San Diego Comic Con. I previously blogged about it here.

    Vinyl Pulse has pictures of the sculpt. Here are two I nabbed from them:

    I am going to start saving my pennies to get one of the 500 they are going to make.

    Wampa News is Yeti News

    As far as I'm concerned the Wampa is a yeti. Deal with it, sticklers!

    Super-reader Spencer M. gives the heads-up:

    "I wanted to let you know that the Star Wars Wampa (Star Wars Yeti) will be coming soon to stores in the Mighty Muggs line of toys. It even comes with a bone and some meat on it!"

    Is this so he can more easily do bloodpainting?

    Ryden Yeti

    This painting entitled "Abominable" is part of artist Mark Ryden's "Snow Yak" show in Tokyo.

    Here are more images from the show (NSFW).

    Thanks to Yayo for the scoop!

    Friday, February 13, 2009

    Not Yeti Friday - Mr. Sasquatch

    Mr. Sasquatch is an annual facial hair competition in which the winner has "the hairiest, grungiest, [and] most Neanderthal looking" facial hair during the time frame of the contest.

    It is set to begin this year the day after Valentine's! February 15, 2009.

    To learn more, visit here!

    Thursday, February 12, 2009

    A brave new medium

    Could this image below be the first yeti ever created on an iPhone? Or on any kind of mobile device?

    I think so! And, to boot, this particular yeti appears to have just finished up a bit of bloodpainting. Yet another milestone in Yeti Representation.

    The intrepid, pioneering artist behind this is Erik Sagen (aka kartooner). He has the distinct honor of being the first person ever to create a yeti on a mobile device. This opens the doors to a new tomorrow where Yeti Representers will make their yeti on the fly, wherever they happen to be: in the car, in the bath, on top of the roof, out on the beach... perhaps even, one day, floating tetherless in Outer SPACE???

    Sagen used the iPhone/iPod Touch app Brushes to make it.

    And, um, can I just say that I want an iPod Touch now? Just so I can get Brushes. Yow, that looks fun.

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    A rare yellow yeti appears as a character in the comic King Egg.

    His first appearance was in "El Yeti" but he's also in "El Libro", and "El Ogro".

    King Egg is by Miguel B. Núñez, and you don't need to know how to read Spanish to appreciate it.

    The description of the comic (translated from Spanish) is:

    "The adventures of a king without a kingdom, who came from an egg..."

    Monday, February 9, 2009

    Princess Planet Yeti

    The Princess Planet is "...a world where every girl is a princess and fairy tales mix with space operas." But to be more specific, it's a web-comic.

    The comic from November 26, 2006 featured an abominable snowman. Here's a panel from it:

    Read the whole thing here.

    Friday, February 6, 2009

    Not Yeti Friday - I Love Rasputin... so you don't have to!

    Today is a very special Not Yeti Friday. I'm pretending my blog is all about Rasputin in the Popular Culture. It is now a collection of rasputin related content I found.

    Got any rasputin love?

    (I thought of doing an entirely new version of the site for April Fool's Day - changing the title to "I Love Rasputin" and even the little logo of the yeti with the heart to a little black-bearded Mad Monk with a heart. But then I realized that only like 2 people in the whole world would see it in that 24 hour period and get the joke, so I changed my mind.)

    Let's take a look at some milestones in the history of Rasputin in the Popular Culture...

    Scurrilous 1915 cartoon depicting Nicholas and Alexandra as puppets of Rasputin

    1916 Russian cartoon showing how Rasputin dominated the Royal Court.

    He was the villain in the 1997 animated film Anastasia.

    And in the Hellboy comics and movies:

    McFarlane Toys made an action figure of him as part of its "Monsters Series 3: Six Faces of Madness":

    Calamity Jon Morris thinks that Rasputin should be listed alongside Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster, the Mummy and the Werewolf as one of the classic monsters of the public consciousness. So he came up with the idea of making him the spokesperson for his own line of breakfast cereal a la Count Chocula. Genius.

    More Rasputin Links Not to Be Missed!

  • Visit DrawerGeeks for the Motherload of Rasputin-inspired Illustrations.

  • In 2006, Fantagraphics Books published the short story Visions of Rasputin in their annual HOTWIRE underground comix anthology.

  • Did you know? The real last name of Colossus, superhero member of the X-Men, is: Rasputin. And it is revealed in the comic series that he is in fact a descendant!

  • Email me with any rasputin love you find!

    Want more rasputin? Check out this post.

    Thursday, February 5, 2009

    PhlAsh Yeti

    PhlAsh, aka Phil Ashcroft, is an artist with serious yeti love.

    According to The Scrawl Collective:

    "The Yeti is a subject that Phlash constantly returns to throughout his career. The holy grail of crypto zoology holds a strange fascination for the artist..."

    He has limited edition silkscreen prints on his site, and also here. And here are some t-shirts, too.

    In 2003 when I started this blog, he was actually one of the first fine artists I'd ever seen who had selected yeti as their subject.

    Special thanks to reader Paul Hunt for reminding me!

    Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    Dunny/Munny Yeti

    A "dunny", according to its wikipedia entry, is a kind of vinyl designer toy (created by Paul Budnitz and Tristan Eaton & produced by Kidrobot circa 2004 onwards), which resembles a rabbit with tubular ears.

    Direct quote: "With the success of vinyl toys as a medium for expression, many fans and artists have put their own design onto the dunny, known as 'customizing'."

    And many artists have customized the dunny to look like the yeti. Here is one example:

    The artist Monster decay made a set of six dunnys...

    ...based on this drawing:

    ...and he made this dunny yeti as well.


    A "munny", according to its wikipedia entry, is intended from the start to be a customizable "Do-it-Yourself" type action figure.

    Patrick Francisco made this customized yeti munny. Visit his blog to see pictures of his process.

    Props to the Incomparable Spencer M. for this yeti goodness!

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009

    Monday, February 2, 2009

    Debitus Yeti

    Thomas Debitus, a layout artist for animated movies, made this painting.

    I like that the yeti is COLOSSAL and that the photographer is UNFAZED by the sheer scale of his portrait's subject, the harsh arctic storm he must endure, and the precarious promontory he is perched upon.

    Anything to get that shot.