Friday, October 26, 2007

Grunion #0480: Yeti

yeti (aka the abominable snowman)

Yeti made for Anne.
Fake fur, felted wool sweater, felt & plastic eyes.
Approximately 10" tall.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Grunions #0477-0479: Garibaldis

Secret Mystery Club Grunion for September 2007 (super-limited edition of 3):


Size: 7” tall
Habitat: graveyards
Food: blood worms
Special Attack: unpleasant odor
Notes: Garibaldi is a bat demon from the much marshes of Transylvania. Great clouds of Garibaldis swoop from the low-lying fog & guzzle copious amounts of blood worms from the bait cups of unsuspecting fishermen. When they aren’t eating fishing bait, the Garibaldis haunt the lonely churchyards, tying weeds in knots & digging small holes in order to trip fail old women. The Garibaldis love the sound of breaking hip bones. Legend has it that any children who spill their family’s bait will be spirited away by the Garibaldis, never to be seen again.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Grunions #0472-0476: The Ultimeat Barbarians

Secret Mystery Club Grunion for June 2007 (super-limited edition of 5):

Ultimeat Barbarian

Size: 10” tall
Habitat: fjords
Food: pickled herring
Special Attack: Strength of Nature
Notes: The wolves bark with the wind in the Summer-time. As the moon passes the shadows, the wolves pry the limbs from the conquered ones. This is the world from which the Ultimeat Barbarian climbs. From the chilled fjords of Rutabagaland, dreaming of Valhalla, where he eats vast quantities of meatballs and drinks mead from the horn of an evil dragon. When he isn’t listening to The Ring Cycle on his boom-box, he is most likely engaging in scrimshandery or other chicanery. The Ultimeat Barbarian rides his steed “Vanilla Furry Smith” into battle and the enemy loses faith.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Grunions #0456-0470: The Crime Limes

Secret Mystery Club Grunions for March 2007 (limited edition of 5 sets):

The Crime Limes

Size: 7" tall
Habitat: space ships
Food: Bio-Burgers & Bio-Kolas
Special Attack: very silly crimes
Notes: the Crime Limes are so bored with this galaxy that they resort to hiring themselves out to commit silly crimes. They don’t care about what you say, they believe only in anarchy & chaos. When they aren’t out committing crimes like getting sushi & not paying, the crime limes sniff glue, collect rare UK 82 punk records, drink cheap lager & eat many packets of Bio-Crisps. They also edit a fanzine called Bolonga. Known Crime Limes are: Limystery, Ghost lime & The Black Lime.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Grunion #0454: Sean's troll

Sean's troll grunion

The grunion I made for Sean's anniversary present. The traditional gift for the 7th anniversary is wool! Sean still has to name him. He's 9" tall (not including the antlers), made of wool felt and plastic eyes.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Grunions #0450-0453: the OTTOs


Otto's set of Alpha-Grunions. They're 5.5" tall, and made of wool felt.

This is the sixth set of Alpha-Grunions I've made so far. The original set was DIEGO, followed quickly by LEIF, then came BJC (initials) and ANN, and then SIRI. Because Diego was the first person to receive them, and he named his "the D-I-E-G-Os", I now think of every set as being pronounced that way. So these new ones are the OTTOs.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Grunions #0446-0449: Vanilla Furry Smiths

Secret Mystery Club Grunions for December 2006 (super-limited edition of four):

Vanilla Furry Smith

Size: 10" tall
Habitat: record stores
Food: Donkey Butter
Special Attack: Recitation of Obscure Lyrics
Notes: Vanilla Furry Smith lives in old fashioned, low-light record stores where he absorbs the vibes and reads record inserts in an attempt to solve the Kennedy assassination. Vanilla Furry Smith also makes annual trips to the Peruvian Andes to collect small tins of Donkey Butter which is manufactured by the Gerkle Torimaku Company, which is also rumored to be run by aliens or Japanese Turks. Vanilla Furry Smith might also work for Gerkle Torimaku Company, but it is unknown.