Monday, May 24, 2010

Klement Yeti

Long-legged yeti plush by Csaba Klement.

Also here

Yeti Touches Flowers‏

Yeti Touches Flowers from Steve Madden on Vimeo.

Ranchita Yeti

The reader yeti.shyn (who previously posed a question about a Mystery Yeti) sent me the following note and accompanying photo-set after encountering Joe Rauh's roadside yeti. Note the serious yeti love on display:
discovered on my trip to Anza Borrego desert last weekend. zoomed by on the highway. STOP THE CAR!!

Love it! Thanks, yeti.shyn

This here is an open invitation to send me any encounters you have with yeti out in the wild!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Cryptovibes

If this yeti blog was a book, I would use this as a blurb:
"I Love The Yeti" is well worth visiting when you are having a down day. It is always good for an instant smile, as the popular cultural Abominable Snowmen (especially the incorrect white ones) seem to shout forth with “happy” cryptovibes.
I like that: "happy cryptovibes". :-)

It's from my favorite Cryptozoologist/Author/Museum Founder/Copycat Effect Expert, the one and only, Loren Coleman of Cryptomundo.

Check out his great post where this "blurb" comes from - Yearning for Yetis, which features other yeti goodness.

And be sure to donate to The International Cryptozoology Museum!

Not Yeti Friday - Twilight Zone Gremlin

In the Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", William Shatner looks out a plane window during a flight and sees this:

Is that a yeti?

Sure looks like one.

OK, a pretty weird one.

But it's not a yeti. It's a gremlin. Here's the whole clip:

This episode was so popular that they remade it in the 1980s with John Lithgow. The gremlin looked a little less yeti-ish:

They also started making a lot of merchandise of the nostalgic variety, like action figures:

Look at this last one. If you didn't know it referred to this episode, you'd just be like, "That's a yeti!"

In fact, people often refer to the creature as an Abominable Snowman when describing this episode, rather than a Gremlin, just 'cause it's SOOO YETI.

(And we have much bigger touchstone for the concept of Gremlins now in the popular culture. These gremlins, I might point out, are diminutive, cold-blooded reptiloids. They are transformed from their polar opposites (the white furry, yeti-ish mogwai) when fed after midnight. So in some sense our concept of the yeti (large, furry, mammalian) is almost the complete opposite of what we now think of as gremlins.)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Artist Ryan Heshka has made yeti before. He has an art show going on May 21 until June 13 at Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago.

Via BoingBoing

We've seen Trees-As-Weapons. But not "Mounties-As-Weapons".
New trend?

It's the month of May, and that means: Romance

"The Yeti of Love" by Zach Jacobs

Yeti Pierces the Sky

Artful photo by Deano T

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Not Yeti Friday - Wampa Rug

After you kill a Wampa, what are you supposed to do with it?

How 'bout cut a rug?

No, I don't mean dance a jig. I mean: make the Wampa into a rug for the floor in the manner of a bear skin.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010



Was it you?

This yeti not only needs a proper cred, it also needs a name. Please add your suggestion in the comments.

Monster Magic Yeti

Although they're sold out of them, Monster Magic made quite a lot of yeti that came in many different colors. You can see more on the flickr page.

Most are of the horned variety (as seen above), but there is also the zero-horned, purple Betty the Yeti:

Want a yeti of your own? Helen of Monster Magic takes commissions.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Not Yeti Friday - Bertrand the Yeti Bunny

Bertrand the Yeti Bunny brought to you by Woolykins, aka Jennifer Hayes

Does it count as a yeti if it has prominent bunny ears? I think not.

Well, it's still Thursday, so I'm safe posting this in case it is a yeti.

Next week I'll try to post but I'm in Herndon Virginia on a business trip so the yeti sharing may be spotty.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Yeti Doesn't Appreciate Being Called Bigfoot

I writer/illustrator Adam Rex.

Look at this yeti he did, and this one.

In his picture book, Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich:

He has a page about the Yeti (click image below to view bigger & read poem):

And he has a page about Bigfoot (click image below to view bigger & read poem):

I get asked a lot on this blog what the difference is between the two:

----"How is a Bigfoot not a yeti?"

----"Why don't you feature a well-known beef jerky commercial?"

----"Hey, you forgot Harry and the Hendersons!"

Many people think that Bigfoot is just a type of yeti, or yeti is a type of sasquatch.

Thank you, Adam Rex, for showing us how the Yeti and Bigfoot are emotionally affected by this common misconception.

In the sequel, Frankenstein Takes the Cake, one can assume by their cameo that the two have resolved their differences. They appear to be conversing amiably at a wedding:

That's a screaming flower girl interrupting them, btw. You'll have to buy the book and read it to find out more.

Crow Yeti

Ian and a yeti by Lara Crow

White City: What's in a name?

"White City" is the name of a city in Saskatchewan, Canada and Cyprus, Greece. In the U.S., it's the name of a city in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Oregon, and Utah. It's the name of an area within London and Moscow, and the nickname for a city in Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Italy, Sweden, as well as the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the fictional city of Minas Tirith from Lord of the Rings.

It's also an anagram for "yeti witch".

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

More Nichols Yeti

I previously blogged about craft artist Kira Nichols about a month ago. She still loves the yeti.

Just this week she introduced to the world a whole new yeti that will melt your heart: a round little plush yeti.


Kern Yeti

Who maketh the plush yeti?

'Tis Erika Kern, of my imaginary boyfriend (website, flickr, blog, etsy).

Know it and Rejoiceth!

The above picture shows the evolution of the character. The final design is the furthest righteth one.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bernard Yeti

This is Terrance, the not so abominable snowman.

His creator Baron Bernard makes a lot of other great monsters out of socks. They're on display in his deviantart gallery and on his blog Rottensocks.

Manolo Yeti

Look at this kit to make a yeti papertoy by Mister Manolo (who blogs at The Paper City). Here is a close up view, and here is the finished product: