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.