Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wragg Yeti

One might be able to get this amazing set of works by Nate Wragg for $60:


This print is included, apparently!

Scott Pilgrim Yeti lives!

It's been a year since I posted about the musically-summoned yeti in the Scott Pilgrim movie.

What a difference a year makes!

First off, the original designs and storyboard for the sequence by conceptual designer Oscar Wright have appeared online:


And secondly, check out all the fan art:

T-shirt design by Crystal Fontan


T-shirt design by Alexander Wilson


By Byren


By T-Shirt Laundry


By Jeremy Vanhoozer


By Alex Langley


I think it's really telling that the physical manifestation chosen to represent metaphorically the SUPER COOLNESS of the movie hero's rockingness in a music battle is none other than a YETI.

= Super Cool Bad Ass Entity that Represents Heroic Awesome Rocking

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

500th Post!

This is my 500th blog entry of 2011. I'm already beating last year's record of 400.

In honor of the occasion here is a human with horns facing off a yeti without horns:

Conan and the Yeti by Caesar

Yeti Arcade: Lord of the Rings Online

Wait... there are yeti in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings? Since when?

Well, apparently since the creators of Lord of the Rings Online (2007) put 'em in their game. Well, they call them "abominable snow-beasts" but you and I know what that means.

Apparently they inhabit the Misty Mountains. I thought I knew the Misty Mountains pretty well. They contained the Orc tunnels where Bilbo found the One Ring, the Mines of Moria where Gandalf fought the Balrog, and they were next to the foothills where dwelled Elrond in the Elven outpost of Rivendell. Who knew there were yeti there all along? You know, Bilbo and Frodo could have encountered yetis on their adventures!

I kid, I kid. Of course, the game's creators felt like they should expand on Middle Earth a little bit. You kind of have to when you got a MMORPG. And throwing in an abominable snow-beast is a good decision. Always.

Original concept art by Jeff Murchie:

And here he is in action:

Monday, November 28, 2011

floppi disk Yeti

yeti by floppi disk




Puppet by Puppets by Jeff

Puppet by Chris Little

Puppet by Puppets by Cher

Puppet by Cherish

Furry Ackermonster is "the yeti intern from the USA" from the show Transylvania TV

Friday, November 25, 2011

Not Yeti Friday - Taer

According to the Wikipedia entry, the following creature lives " cold mountain caves, far away from civilization... resembles a muscular gorilla with a vertically elongated head, and gritty white fur "

It's a yeti, right?


Is not Yeti. Is Taer. A monster from D&D.

There's alreti a yeti in D&D.

Nicholas St. North and Yeti

Today is the day many start thinking about holiday gifts. Well, not just think; they actually go out and get 'em. I'll be doing my Official "I Love the Yeti" 2011 Gift Guide next week, but I just found an item that might make a good stocking stuffer for a child capable of reading chapter books.

**Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King** - is a new book written by Laura Geringer and illustrated by the incomparable William Joyce:

As I understand it, in Joyce and Geringer's world, yetis make the toys for Christmas, not elves. In fact, elves just play-test the toys once the yetis make them. Very cool!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Merry Thanksgiving to the 2011 Americans

It's Thanksgiving Day, and that means Snow Trolls.

Guess what? The yeti I thought was going to be in the game Skyrim is actually a Snow Troll.

Snow Trolls are EVERYWHERE.

Thanksgiving = Snow Trolls
Always has, always will.

It also means ice-axes. As in axes made out of ice.

Hope your Thanksgiving is filled with ice-axes.

Gratitude for Kiwa Hirsuta

Today we have a smörgåsbord of yeti crab for you to appreciate.

First off, I am pleased to announce that the award for greatest costume of Halloween 2011 goes to...

Yes, a Yeti Crab!

Congratulations, Abbie Brown! You are the Hero of Heroes.

Speaking of yeti crab costumes... I always wanted to see more pics of this mascot. I found some more!


And you can see footage of it here:

WCMB 2011 Yeti crab - the movie from Emmett Duffy on Vimeo.

Guess what this guy did?

"Andrew [Thurber] also brought with him two examples of a second species of the yeti crab, collected on cold seeps off western Costa Rica. The first yeti crab, a single specimen of Kiwa hirsuta, was collected on hot vents south of the Easter Islands and was sufficiently unique to warrant establishment of its own family. Hence, Andrew’s two specimens of the new species increase the number of collected specimens of this family worldwide by 200%."
Go Andrew!

I hadn't seen this scientific drawing before:

But now I have and so have you.

Here's a little fan art, a kiwa-inspired companion creature to this vampiric youth character:

steamedCrustacean and lusus by ~darlimondoll on deviantART

Finally, I'd like to personally appreciate deep sea expeditionary illustrator Karen Jacobsen (blog|portfolio). She accompanies the scientists in the submersibles and often gets to be the very first person to watercolor sketch the new species they discover in the underwater trenches. She paints from real life, making her illustrations while peering out the sub's little window or when the specimen's first brought up on deck.

Jacobsen is the yeti crab's official portrait painter!

(Images are from this exhibit)

A big thanks to Karen Jacobsen and good luck on her next expedition!