FINAL SDCC CRITTER LINEUP: 2017 Edition

Phew. I’m still slightly bummed that I wasn’t able to make as many critters as I wanted to this year due to a hand injury, but I’ve got seven little buddies of my own to take with me to Comic-Con next week! Here’s the final roundup of adoptees for San Diego Comic-Con 2017!

Classic Batman & Penguin:

With Adam West’s passing, this inadvertently turned into a tribute piece, but otherwise they’ll be wreaking plenty of campy havoc at SDCC!

Deadpool+Unicorn friend

The thing I love about Deadpool is that he can be accessorized with just about ANYTHING. This one is based on a NSFW unicorn gag from the movie!

Doctor Strange

Will he be at San Diego Comic-Con to bargain? For a few exclusives, maybe. 🙂

Superman

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Superman has been a “regular” for my drops since I started in 2011, and this will be his seventh year getting stranded in San Diego!

Yondu Poppins

“I’M MARY POPPINS, Y’ALL!” One of the most popular lines from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I loved how it also took into account that in the alien universe, Yondu has no clue that Mary is a female name when he asks “is he cool?” The worst nanny ever will be dropping into SDCC next week!

Wonder Woman

The final addition to my lineup this year! After I injured my hand making Yondu Poppins, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to finish this one up before Comic-Con rolled around, but here she is!

Can’t find a critter in the wild? There’s also going to be 3 critters available as raffle prizes if you donate blood at the Comic-Con Blood Drive!

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!!

Since I wasn’t able to make as many critters as I wanted this year, I made an open call for guest art. And guys. Artists from around the country and as far as the Czech Republic sent me THIRTY-SEVEN pieces for me to drop. Check them all out HERE!

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THERE’S SO MANY.

And if you haven’t done so already, read the 2017 critterdrop guidelines. It’ll help.

That brings me to a total of 44 critters to drop. Holy crap. HO-LY CRAP. I’ll admit I’m nervous about dropping so many because I feel a certain responsibility to make sure all the guest critters find new homes. It’s one thing if some of my own work goes missing, but I’d feel terrible if someone else’s hard work went unanswered. I’ve recruited help with the drops, but it’s still a lot. The drops have generally been a one-woman show all these years, so 1) taking in work from others, and 2) recruiting people to help with the drops are both new processes to me this year. Hopefully all will go well, fingers crossed for a 100% response rate on all 44 pieces this year!

If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Some kind of wonderful

I DID IT! I managed to squeeze out one more critter to drop at Comic-Con next week! This was a project that was started long ago, but then I injured my hand and had to put this on delay. I drafted up this post over a month ago, so it might seem a bit dated, since the internet moves at the speed of light. But dammit, it’s done! One last critter, ready to go for SDCC!

Wonder Woman. What a HUGE sigh of relief. I was so, SO worried about this movie. DC hasn’t had a good track record lately with their films, and the stakes for Wonder Woman were incredibly high. It’s the first major female-led comic book movie in a long time, and it’s the first major Wonder Woman production since the 70’s. It’s literally been DECADES since Wonder Woman has been at the forefront, and if this movie failed, it was going to be a huge letdown at the box office and an even bigger letdown socially speaking. This movie HAD to do well because of everything it stood for in terms of doing the character justice, and for representation of women in a genre that is so severely lacking in substantial female representation.

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And it was wonderful. It was so incredibly good, and director Patty Jenkins got so many things right with this one. There was no stupid invisible plane. But there was plenty of strength, charm, and lots of heart.

I had doubts about Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman when I first heard about her appearing in Dawn of Justice. I thought she seemed too…delicate? Strikingly beautiful, but I felt like Wonder Woman should’ve been played by someone who had more of a commanding presence. I was so wrong. So, SO wrong. Holy shit she knocked it out of the park. Gal Gadot made Wonder Woman the well-rounded character she deserved to be. She was compassionate, inquisitive, intelligent, strong-willed, and powerful all at once. Everything you’d want in a major female protagonist. She’s the kind of heroine I wish I had as a kid. Young girls should absolutely see this one, because Wonder Woman was portrayed as exactly the kind of heroine that they could all look up to.

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As for my thoughts on the movie: (SPOILERS INCOMING!!) – ok, so I wrote this over a month ago, most people have seen the movie by now, but still, SPOILERS AHEAD.
 
 
 
 
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  • Holy crap Ares was real! I was convinced that Diana was going to go through battle and then find out that the story of Ares was more of a metaphor for the dark side of the hearts of mankind, and that she would only be able to bring peace if she could subdue that darkness, blah blah blah. Nope. Turns out he was an actual dude.
  • I expected a FUS RO DAH! out of Ares. I played too much Skyrim.
  • Having a random supernatural being show up on planet Earth out of nowhere would normally peeve me to no end, but in this case it worked. If Diana was able to take on an entire battlefront almost single-handedly then it wouldn’t make sense for the big baddie in the end to be just a juiced up dude in a uniform. It had to be something far beyond human limits, and Ares was the perfect way to bring in a final villain that would actually be a threat to her.
  • Robin Wright as Anthiope. She. Looks. INCREDIBLE. That’s some serious gym inspiration right there. This is such a superficial thing, but I felt like Gal Gadot was too skinny to be Wonder Woman when she was first announced for the role, and I still think she looked too skinny. Robin Wright’s physique seemed much better suited for the role of Wonder Woman. Then I found out that Gal Gadot packed on SEVENTEEN POUNDS of muscle over the course of 6 months. I mean, at that point homegirl is just genetically blessed. Damn.
  • They never once called Diana “Wonder Woman.” And I loved it. Kind of like how Selina Kyle was never referred to as “Catwoman” in The Dark Knight Rises.

 
 
 
 
END SPOILERS.

So that’s one last critter for me to take with me to Comic-Con! That brings my count to a total of seven critters this year. Far less than previous years, but I’ve got more than enough guest art to make up for it this year! THIRTY-SEVEN pieces to be exact, bringing it to a total of 44 pieces for me to drop this year. THERE’S SO MUCH. It’s overwhelming and awesome at the same time. If you haven’t done so already, read this year’s drop guidelines. Otherwise to everyone who’ll be joining the hunt next week: have fun, and happy hunting!

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Plan on looking for a critter? Here’s what you need to know: 2017 edition

COMIC-CON APPROACHES!! Which means the hunt will be starting soon! I’m a stubborn hooker and even though I’m still recovering from my hand injury, I’m hoping to crank out one more critter before I leave for San Diego (taking it VERY slowly so I don’t hurt myself again), but in the meantime I’ve been getting questions about how the drops will work from newcomers. The general guidelines for my drops will be the same as previous years, so here’s a recap:

  1. Follow me either on facebook or twitter, but I highly suggest twitter for drop-tracking. Facebook does a weird thing where it doesn’t show my posts in real-time based on whatever magical algorithm they use to control people’s newsfeeds.

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  2. Search for the hashtag #CRITTERDROP to filter for critterdrop-related updates. I’m sure a lot of you will be following lots of other people/organizations on various social media venues during Comic-Con, so hopefully the tag will help sort things out.
  3. Set up a twitter mobile alert on your phone! This isn’t required, but it’ll help! This way your phone will buzz every time I make a post on twitter, so you won’t miss a single drop! You might end up with your phone buzzing like crazy if I’m geeking out over something, but otherwise I’ll try to keep it tame. Instructions on how to set this up can be found here.
  4. If a clue involves you giving a password/passphrase to an individual, you need to say it directly to the person in question. Finding the general location and shouting the password/passphrase into a crowd will not work.
  5. If you find a critter, let me know that you found it! Please, please, PLEASE check in if you find a critter. Each one is tagged with a card with my contact info. I just ask for two things if you find one: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend, and 2) Let me know where the critter’s new home will be so I can add it to my map! I do this knowing that there’s a potential that anyone could swipe the critter and never get back to me on it, but it doesn’t make it any less disheartening when one goes missing.
  6. Critters will be dropped one at a time. No “bulk drops” in one location.
  7. I’m not the only one doing drops this year! Check out @shozumi, @carmenscorner, and @dsgnjenn for other kind folks who are dropping works of art around for people to find! And see point #5: PLEASE check in with them if you’ve found their work!
  8. Couldn’t find a critter? This year I’m doing drops for guest artists, and many of them have etsy shops! Full list of guest artists here.

As for WHERE the critters might be:

  1. I never drop critters out on the main exhibition floor. WAY too crowded, and I feel like the critters would get lost in the shuffle. So no worries about trying to fish for one in the mad sea of geekiness. EDIT: This year I’ll be getting some help with the drops and there’s been some talks from one of the volunteers of possibly working with booths for critters. Otherwise tradition still stands that no critters will be dropped “freestanding” on the main exhibition floor!
  2. However, I HAVE dropped critters in the hallways outside of the main exhibition floor, both upstairs and downstairs.
  3. No badge? No problem! A majority of my critters are actually dropped outside of the convention center in the Gaslamp Quarter! I’ve left little dudes in trees, in random flowerbeds outside of restaurants, etc. etc. I only do Gaslamp drops when there’s still daylight outside though. No drops at night…I feel like there’s a higher likelihood that it’ll end up lost when it’s dark out.
  4. If I’m in line somewhere (like for the infamous Hall H), I might step out now and then to drop a few critters. If we’re all going to be in line for hours, I may as well try to make things fun.

I don’t have any insight in terms of specifically what times I’ll drop the critters, but drops will happen from Wednesday-Saturday (7/19-7/22). No drops on Sunday. Otherwise I try to evenly distribute how many are dropped per day throughout the course of the con, and I just drop them whenever it’s convenient and if I happen to spot a good drop location! That being said, I’ve got a LOT more critters to drop this year since I made an open call for guest art (like a ridiculous amount), so I’ll be splitting up the load between friends and family. Because of this drop locations and trickiness of clues will wildly vary depending on who’s dropping, but I like to think it’ll make things more fun for everyone. 🙂 Hopefully this means more chances for everyone to find something to take home!

Final roundup of critters: 44 critters for dropping, plus 3 for blood drive donation prizes

7 critters of my own:

A whopping THIRTY-SEVEN guest critters:

And 3 blood drive prize critters! More information on the blood drive here.

And most of all, HAVE FUN. It’s Comic-Con, for pete’s sake. There’s always something awesome going on, so enjoy yourself. And while sleeping is optional, don’t forget to bathe. Comic-Con stank is a very real thing. Happy hunting!

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SO. MANY. GUEST CRITTERS.

Holy crap you guys. I put out an open call to anyone who wanted me to drop art for them at Comic-Con since I wasn’t going to be able to make as many critters as I wanted to this year, but I didn’t expect SO many people to show interest! Interestingly enough even though I said that it could be ANY kind of art, everything so far has been crocheted work…I guess hookers are a generous bunch. 🙂 The crazy part is that I don’t even have everything yet, this is just what I’ve got SO FAR. There’s still a few other folks who have shown interest but haven’t sent me pics of their work yet, and some of these artists listed below told me they’re not even done yet. It’s insane and I love it. I’ll keep updating this as more work starts rolling in. Here’s the roundup so far of the guest art that you can expect me to drop at San Diego Comic-Con!

PEOPLE TO FOLLOW FOR DROPS

Satoru:
This guy found one of my drops last year, took up crocheting, and he’ll be doing some drops of his own this time around! And his stuff is TINY. I’d imagine these would be perfect little lucky charms to keep in your pocket for exams, interviews, etc. Follow him on twitter @shozumi to track his drops!

 
Carmen:
Carmen also found a critter last year (it was a guest critter by Gina!), and this year she’ll be doing drops of her own! Follow her on twitter at @carmenscorner!

 
Jennifer:
Jennifer will also being doing drops of her own at Comic-Con, and she’ll have a booth set up at the convention itself!  Artist Alley booth BB22.

PEOPLE THAT I’M DROPPING FOR

Marcy:
Marcy has contributed NINE little buddies for this year’s critter hunt! Check out the teeny tiny skulls she made for her Predator bunny!

Instagram: @moons_creations

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Gina:

I’d dropped critters for Gina last year at Comic-Con, and she’ll be contributing more little buddies this year! I’m particularly interested in finding homes for her little guys because they’ll be flying in all the way from the Czech Republic! God speed, little buddies, hopefully the international postal service will be kind to you!

Twitter: @moon_catcher

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Tina:

If you ever find yourself at Disneyland, it’d do you some good to follow Tina! She regularly does drops of her own at Disneyland, making the happiest place that much happier, and this time she wants to add to the fun at Comic-Con!

Twitter: @lydoshygirl
Instagram: @amiofyarnia

 

Britt:

Britt and I found each other on Reddit, and she decided to get in on the fun with the drops too!

 
Amy:
Amy is a follower on Facebook, and she sent me a whopping box of ELEVEN items to drop off!

 
Pamela:
Pamela’s been following my work and now she wants to get in on the fun! She doesn’t sell her stuff, but she’s generously written up patterns for anyone who wants to make their own!


Twitter: @UnknownOrchard
Blog: http://theunknownorchard.blogspot.com
Instagram: @theunknownorchard
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/UnknownOrchard
 
I can’t wait to see where everything ends up!
 
If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Getting a grip.

Hookers, take care of yourselves. I overdid it when I was making little Yondu Poppins, and it busted up my right hand. I had a hard time holding onto my hooks (or anything else for that matter), and my hand was constantly tingling and numb. I was stubborn and waited for two weeks while constantly convincing myself it was getting better. Two weeks later I finally had to admit that no, not being able to squeeze a sponge to do the dishes ISN’T progress, so I tried to book a doctor’s appointment, but that took another 1.5 weeks before I could find someone who was available. I saw a doctor, was sent home with some meds, and hey, I felt better! Then I finished my meds and well, it’s coming back. So I’ve booked another appointment, but I have to wait another two weeks to follow up and get this checked out again. Hopefully it’s nothing permanent, and hopefully a second trip to the doctor will get me all fixed up.

In the meantime I haven’t touched my hooks. Add up all that time and now I’ve been set back a full month on my hooking. I know none of these projects are mandatory. I know it’s all self-imposed deadlines. But it still sucks. Comic-Con’s coming up in a month and I had so many things I wanted to make. The part that upsets me more is that I wanted to make some more to donate as prizes for the blood drive, but at this point I’ll just have to stick with what I’ve got.

That being said, it looks like I’ll have a short lineup of critters this year, but I’ve got some other talented hookers who have asked me to be art drop mules for them at SDCC this year! Here’s three critters that I’ve seen from Marcy of Moon’s Creations that she’ll be sending on to me to drop on her behalf, and I LOVE them:

With my own critter drop lineup being be cut short, and with all the awesomeness that I’ve been seeing from Marcy, I’m putting out an open call: if you’d like me to be your art drop mule at SDCC, let me know! If you’re interested in having me do drops on your behalf at the biggest geek event of the year, shoot me a line via twitter, facebook, or email (geekyhooker [at] gmail.com), and we’ll talk! It can be anything, whether it’s drawings, jewelry, other little doodads, etc. If you’ve got art that you want to share with the world, I’ll be happy to help. I only ask that inquiries only come from folks who will not be attending SDCC themselves. HOWEVER, if you’re doing drops of your own at SDCC, let me know about those too! If I get enough people interested, I’ll write up a collective post to fill everyone in on who to follow on social media. If I can’t fill out my own critter drop lineup, at least I can try to help others spread the fun and share their work! If you want to do art drops of your own, drop me a line, otherwise hopefully I’ll get a grip soon enough!

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Supercalifragil-wha?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Loved it. Loads of fun, just like the first one. Lots of good one-line zingers, but one of the best moments involved Yondu:

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“I’M MARY POPPINS, Y’ALL!”

I was already seeing memes for that line before I even saw the movie, but once I saw the context of it I knew I had to make it into a critter. Yondu may not have been the magical nanny that Mary Poppins was, but he sure did what he could for little Peter Quill.

Mary Poppins might be practically perfect in every way, but a lot of things bothered me about making Yondu Poppins. I like to keep things as accurate as possible, and well, a lot of Yondu Poppins didn’t follow movie accuracy.

Yondu doesn’t have red eyebrows in the movie. He actually doesn’t have eyebrows at all. But he looked so much goofier with a pair of grumpy eyebrows sewn on, so I added them anyway.

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Mary Poppins’s skirt isn’t black, it’s navy blue. She doesn’t have a red ribbon belt, but a lot of the DIY costumes I saw seemed to love adding it in, and when I made little Yondu Poppins I felt like adding a little red belt gave a nice accent to it all.

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The floral print on the Yondu Poppins bag looks NOTHING like the original floral print on Mary Poppins’s bag in the movie, but dammit, I tried.

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Given all the deviances that I made from the original material, I’m still pretty pleased with Yondu Poppins overall. He’ll be floating in to San Diego Comic-Con for a critter drop. Find him and he’s yours to keep! Just don’t expect him to be much of a nanny. He might look the part, but he’ll probably steal your stuff and run off.

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Worst. Nanny. Ever.

As for my thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2….

(SPOILERS AHEAD!!!)

(AHOY! THERE BE SPOILERS!!)

I loved it. I loved Vol. 1 more, but Vol. 2 had all the same elements that made the first movie great, which is all I really wanted. And who knew that the movie would be more about Yondu than anything else in the end? None of the marketing gave that away, and I love that Marvel teased just enough in the trailers and TV spots to keep everyone interested, but didn’t give away any of the main plot points. It’s nice to still be surprised by a movie when too many trailers tend to give away too much of a movie these days. My thoughts:

  • Little Groot just wants to dance, y’all. He just wants to DANCE.
  • There was a heavy family theme in this one. Nebula and Gamora’s strained relationship. Peter’s conflicting feelings towards meeting his father. Peter’s realization that he had a father figure all along in Yondu. The guardians all referring to themselves collectively as a family. The only thing that could’ve made the family theme any more obvious was to have Lilo and Stitch fly in and have them scream “OHANA” in everyone’s faces. Aside from the theme being a little too transparent, I liked it and I liked that it added a sweet undertone to an otherwise goofy movie.
  • The soundtrack! I loved the soundtrack in the first movie, and I love it in this one too. I loved the way “The Chain” was used in the scene between Peter and Ego, and a bit of Fleetwood Mac brings back memories of family road trips with my dad commandeering the music selection with his favorite 70s tunes. Throw in some Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel and you’d have a large chunk of my passive childhood playlist.
  • THE HOFF. Holy shit, that cameo came out of nowhere, and in such a weird moment. It threw me off and I LOVED it.
  • The end credit scenes: That’s a lot of loose ends. Makes me curious how they’re going to squeeze everything in the next movie. On top of whatever hijinks the guardians will get themselves into, you’ve got Ayesha introducing Adam, a Ravagers reunion, and Nebula flying off to kill Thanos. And that’s all without including the fact that they’re supposed to meet the Avengers at some point.

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I remember having serious doubts about the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie and it ended up being one of my favorites in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. This time I put my trust in Marvel and walked away happy. I don’t know when the Marvel train is going to slow down, and to be honest I’m (pleasantly) surprised that it’s still going strong. I really need to learn to sit back and enjoy the ride…9 years of enjoyable movies is a CRAZY good track record. Here’s to moving on to a decade of fun.

If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Double the doctor, double the fun!

I’ve been trying to be better about making duplicates when it comes to my critters. Part of it is so I can start my own collection of critters, because over the past six years I’ve only kept a handful of critters for myself. This way I can have one of each critter as a reference if I wanted to make more instead of relying on old photos to see how I made some of the finer details. The other part is to see if it’s something that can be easily reproduced to begin with. Some of you may have remembered me making a little Doctor Strange back in November:

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Well, in trying to start this new habit, I made two!

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Verdict: Unless I can find a better way to make an Eye of Agamotto, I think I’ll sit this one out in the future. But my extra work is your gain! That means there’s one for me, and one for you. I’ll be keeping one of these little guys for my own collection, but the other will be an extra for me to drop off at San Diego Comic-Con! Find him and he’s yours! Better grab him before he sling-rings his way out of your grasp. 🙂

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Mommie Dearest: A Tale of Two Marthas

Superman and Batman have been coming with me to San Diego Comic-Con since I started doing my drops six years ago, and this year is no exception. With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought I’d do a tribute to the dumbest part of Dawn of Justice: the Martha moment. If you haven’t seen Batman vs. Superman, here comes a spoiler (although really, you didn’t miss much): Batman’s about to beat the ever living crap out of Superman. With kryptonite and lots of punches. It’s going down. And then, RIGHT before Batman’s about to give the final blow, Superman croaks out “save…Martha.” Batman says “Wait, wut?” Turns out SURPRISE! Clark Kent’s mom is named Martha. Bruce Wayne’s mom is named Martha. Why is Superman referring to his mother by her first name in this situation? Whatever. SOMEHOW that suddenly makes everything okay and Batman decides “nah, I won’t kill you bro” and helps Superman find Martha Kent to rescue her. Wat. Just…okay, fine, whatever. I didn’t write that shit.

ANYWAY. Mother’s Day is coming! Here’s to our favorite Marthas in the comic book universes.

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Martha Kent: a sweet but tough country mom. Taught Clark/Kal-El to be a good person and do what’s right, even if it’s the hard thing to do.

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Martha Wayne: rich and dead. Womp womp.

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These two will be coming with me for the seventh year to San Diego Comic-Con! But wait…some of you might have remembered that I already made a Batman for dropping off this year. So why another Batman? It’s because these guys won’t be scattered around the convention grounds like the others. I’ll be donating these two little dudes for the prize drawings for the blood drive! Be a hero and you could win one of these little buggers for doing something great.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

So now you’re bummed that Superman won’t be part of the drops this year? Maybe you’re not eligible to donate blood, or needles make you squeamish? I GOTCHU.

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SURPRISE, SUCKERS. I made two! One will be donated for the blood drive prize drawing, and the other will still be dumped off in public for strangers to find. So based on that, I’m still on year 7 of having a Superman and a Batman with me for leaving behind.

Anyway, if your mother’s good to you, call her this weekend and tell her you love her. If you’re going to San Diego Comic-Con, donate blood for a chance to win a little Superman or Batman, or keep your eyes peeled to find a little Superman or an oldschool Batman in the wild! Team Martha GOOOOO!

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If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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As rare as a…

So last week people were losing their minds over that unicorn frappuccino at Starbucks. While people were hunting down that pink and blue sugary mess, I was busy trying to stitch up this little derpface:

Embroidery isn’t my strong suit, but dammit, I tried. I TRIED. So what’s with the unicorn? Was I looking for some magic in my life? Was I looking for some sunshine and rainbows? Nay (neigh?), ’twas not my intention. This unicorn was for someone else. Someone who has a much deeper love for unicorns:

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Oh yeah. That guy.

One thing I love about Deadpool is that you can accessorize him with just about anything. Sombrero? Done. Banana suit? Why not? Unicorn? Anyone who has seen the Deadpool movie may remember that Deadpool seems to like unicorns. Likereally like them. (link is slightly more SFW than the actual scene I’m referring to)

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One way or another I’m sure this chubby little unicorn will keep him company while he waits to be dropped off to cause trouble at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Deadpool, ready for some unicorn fun times at SDCC! Find him and he’s yours!

If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year,  follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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Nananananananana – you know the rest!

San Diego Comic-Con might be months away (good luck to everyone during open registration this weekend!), but that doesn’t mean I can’t get an early start on my critters! With my book coming out soon I’ve got a lot on my plate, so I’m trying to pace things a little further out in terms of making Comic-Con critters. That being said, here’s the first two critters for San Diego Comic-Con 2017’s critter drops! And this time I decided to go retro:

Classic batman copy

Nananananananana BATMAN!!

Batman has shown up to Comic-Con every year for my critter drops since I first started making these little guys back in 2011, but I’d always modeled him from the animated series.

Batman 2011

First Batman I ever made! Memorieeees…

This time I went with classic Batman. There’s so much more color! And fun campiness! And all of the crazy onomatopoeias that would blare up on the TV screen whenever there was a fight. BAM! POW!

Batman detail copy

One that always confused me was “BIFF!” Not sure what kind of fight would produce the sound “BIFF!”, but it sounds kind of fun.

And Batman wouldn’t be complete without a villain! The beauty of the Batman franchise is that there’s SO many good memorable villains to pick from:

I’ve previously made the Joker, Harley Quinn (both classic and Suicide Squad), Two-Face, Catwoman, and Scarecrow, and I’m still nowhere close to making a dent into Batman’s extensive list of foes. For classic Batman, I decided to go with an eccentric little ornithophile:

Penguin copy

“QUACK QUACK QUAAAAACK!!”

I don’t know about you guys, but it wasn’t until I was making this little guy that I realized that Penguin historically has nothing to do with actual penguins, with the exception of Tim Burton’s Penguin. (let me know if there are others!) He’s just a kooky dude in a tux who quacks and has an arsenal of weaponized umbrellas. Huh.

Penguin detail copy 2

You’re looking dapper as ever with your monocle, Mr. Cobblepot.

My first two critters for San Diego Comic-Con 2017, ready to go! You know the drill, if you find them at Comic-Con they’re yours to keep! If you’ve got your badges from return registration, congratulations! If you’ll be fighting the good fight during open registration this weekend, may the odds be ever in your favor.

Batman & penguin copy

If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

The Geeky Hooker

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