Monday, April 27, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Not Yeti Friday - Bar-Lgura

In Dungeons & Dragons, there is a demon named Bar-Lgura that is quite simian. But it is still a demon.

Artist: David Griffith

Look at those legs. Those aren't ape legs. Those are demon legs.

How to tell a demon from a yeti: The Legs.

I discovered the Bar-Lgura because Wizards of the Coast ran a retrospective of the art depicting demons in the various D&D Monster Manuals over the years. I loved looking at how their depictions changed.

Perusing all the demons, I realize that the one called the Kostchtchie, is obviously the creature I thought was a yeti in this post. Man, I could have done a whole separate post called "Not Yeti - Kostchtchie".

But I digress.

For you non-D&D demonologists, the Bar-Lgura is an actual demon from Semitic folklore (which is where they got the inspiration obviously). It liked to sit atop houses and pounce on the inhabitants. There's really nothing about it online. Everyone seems to be merely quoting (without credit) the entry in Lewis Spence's 1920 "An Encyclopaedia of Occultism", but where did Spence get it from? For all I know, he just made it up.

I mean, this is the same guy who wrote "Occult Causes of the Present War".

But I digress.

Anyway, if there's one thing I want you to take away from this post, it's this:

Look at the legs.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mortimer Yeti

Illustrator Mitch Mortimer maintains a blog called The Yellow Yeti.

Besides the name of his blog, he shows a lotta love for the Abominable Snowbeast in his artwork. Here are some highlights:

  • T-shirt design

  • Phone Concept

  • Character Designs

  • Color Test

  • Even his blog's banner
  • Mastodon Music Video

    The heavy metal band Mastodon has a new video for their song "Divinations" that features a CGI yeti.

    MTV premiered their new video and offered this explanation by the band's drummer Brann Dailor:

    "We're explorers on a mountain, kind of a Mt. Everest type of situation, sort of like John Carpenter's The Thing," Dailor tells about the clip, which was directed by Roboshobo (Metallica) and filmed at Jim Henson Studios in Los Angeles, CA. "We're climbing up a mountain, finding various early-man artifacts along the way that flash back to us as cavemen, and using these artifacts in some kind of bizarre ritual. We get to the top of the mountain and discover an iceman, and it happens to be [frontman Brent Hinds], who is frozen in a block of ice. We pull out a Flying V, blast the ice away with lightning that comes out of the guitar and jam the end solo with Brent on the top of the mountain. And then he kills us and eats us, and then he gets killed by a Yeti."

    And you can watch the whole video here :

    Mastodon: Divinations - New Video

    Mastodon | MySpace Music Videos

    Mastodon must love the yeti. I previously blogged about them in this post for helping to make available a mobile phone skin of a yeti fighting a sabre-toothed tiger.

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009

    Coffman Yeti

    D.J. Coffman will draw anything on his site, Yirmumah, if'n you request it.

    For "Will Drawing Anything" # 349, he was given the task by a "Jeffrey W" of drawing a radioactive telekinetic Yeti. Here is the result:

    For me, the greatest mystery isn't how the yeti became radioactive or telekinetic, but rather why he's cooking his food. At first I thought that was the skeleton of a fish, and I was like, "Do yeti eat fish?" But then I realized it's probably a human skull.

    Still, "Do yeti use camp fires?"

    I guess radioactive telekinetic ones do.

    Lulahoops Yeti

    The artist known as Lulahoops knits creatures and sells them on Etsy.

    You can see more about the above yeti here.

    I like the little blue fingers.

    Monday, April 20, 2009

    Ritter Yeti

    Ottó Ritter is an artist from Hungary. He created an interactive story game called The Secret Forest which has a yeti named "Lightyeti" in it:

    Here is the trailer for The Secret Forest:

    Friday, April 17, 2009

    Not Yeti Friday - Sloths

    I know, I know, I get confused too. But sloths are not yetis.

    The above are all sloths. But I would argue that modern depictions of yeti have started to look a lot like stylized sloths, more than apes. Just something to think about.

    Thursday, April 16, 2009

    Becket-Griffith Yeti

    Jasmine Becket-Griffith often depicts a cute, blue tusked yeti friend in her paintings (like here and here).

    She obviously loves the yeti.

    Recently, a friend of the artist (Justine) made a plush version of it for her.

    Click here to see a ton more pics of this.

  • Her blog
  • Her website
  • Mustful Yeti

    The artist Season Mustful (portfolio) posted to her Hot Diggity Blog this grumpy yeti plush she made named Yeti Jr., aka Cranky Pants.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009

    Rohr Yeti

    Click here to see image in full (last one on page)

    Artist Andy Rohr has been putting together some drawings for a new zine he's been working on, and he recently made a drawing (last image on page) inspired by the yeti.

    The Spencer M. Report

    Super-reader Spencer M. of Georgia has done it again. He has notified me of several important new yeti fabrications out in the world.


    "The Funkeys have included a new Yeti character named Bomble in three colorways - 2 are white with blue hands or pink hands, but the third is green with brown hands. The packaging shows it to be called Yeti. Here are some photos Google found of Bomble."

    ---End Quote---

    Thanks, Spencer M.! Here is the one I thought looked the most yeti-ish:

    Spencer M. also solved a mystery for me. Over a year ago, I blogged about this mystery sculpture:

    Spencer M. has discovered it is actually the work of professional sculptor Marty Hansen (aka The God Beast) and is a prototype for the recent Abominable Snowman movie.

    See here for more about this sculpture!

    Gracias, Señor M.!

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    Monday, April 6, 2009

    Vote for Mr. Sasquatch

    Sorry I've been gone so long. I'll be back next week with lots of YETI goodness.

    This week, however, be sure to check out The Mr. Sasquatch Contest and vote, vote, vote!

    'Cause this week is the voting period.

    The Sasquatch Commission thanks you.

    I previously blogged about it here.