I CHOOSE- wait, what?

Alright, I’ve got another critter ready for SDCC 2019! I’ve maintained a strict “no Pokémon” policy since day one when it comes to my critters. I’ve made characters from numerous other video game, movie, and TV franchises over the years, but Pokémon is the one category that I steer clear from. It’s partially because I didn’t really grow up playing Pokémon so I don’t have the sentimental attachment to it, but it’s mostly because I know if I make just one Pokémon then people will ask me to make the whole damn Pokédex. There’s plenty of other crochet artists who make amazing Pokémon-related pieces, so I’m perfectly fine with sitting out in that category. That being said, this’ll be the closest you’ll see me come to breaking that rule.

Pokeball-7318

Something’s hiding in there.

Pokeball and tail-7326

And it’s not what you think.

PikaDeadpool-7328 copy

“PIKA-SURPRISE, MOTHERF*CKERS!”

I’ve made a different Deadpool every year since 2014, and when Pokémon Detective Pikachu came out, there were memes abound because Ryan Reynolds voiced Pikachu. I was having a hard time coming up with ideas for the 2019 edition of Deadpool, but once I saw all the memes involving Pikachu and Deadpool, well, it pretty much spoke for itself!

PikaDeadpool-7385 copy

I still stubbornly refuse to make Pokémon, so instead of making a Pikachu dressed as Deadpool, I made a Deadpool dressed as Pikachu. SO IT STILL ADHERES TO MY RULE. Sort of. 🙂 I’ll concede just this one time because so many people had mentioned it that I couldn’t pass it up! He may not be able to throw out the thunder, but Deadpool-chu can probably still throw out a healthy dose of whoopass if needed.

PikaDeadpool closeup-7347 copy

Find him at SDCC and he’s yours to keep!

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

 

Advertisements

“Say my name” (no, this isn’t about Breaking Bad)

SHAZAM! I liked it! I liked it a lot more than I thought I would! I went in with zero to low expectations, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I saw Aquaman with low (like REALLY low) expectations and somehow that movie managed to do worse than I expected. So Shazam was a breath of fresh air considering the poor run that’s been coming from the DC Extended Universe lately.

Shazam-7000

It was definitely a lot darker than I thought it would be but it still had a lot of heart. And dammit, Zachary Levi nailed it when it comes to portraying a kid in a grown man’s body. Billy Batson might have a superhero’s build and powers, but at the end of the day he’s still just a kid.

Shazam-7020

Shazam-7037

Otherwise read on for my thoughts on Shazam! SPOILERS AHEAD: Continue reading

Higher, further, faster

I saw Captain Marvel last week! I was a little worried because I wasn’t seeing a lot of buzz about it, but I walked in keeping my expectations at bay, and I liked it! But I didn’t love it. I’d rank it as a solid middle-of-the-road Marvel film, but I’ve got some misgivings with that sentiment alone. Either way, I liked it enough to make a critter to drop at San Diego Comic-Con!

captain Marvel-6932 copy

Meet Carol!

Carol’s pretty cool. Air force pilot, spunky, and well, she kinda had this thing happen to her where she kinda lost her memory and thought she was an alien. Don’t worry about it, she managed to figure it out.

captain Marvel and Goose-6938

Carol’s cool, but anyone who’s seen the movie can agree that her furry little friend named Goose stole the show. I won’t say how, but he’s quite the little troublemaker.

Goose-6950

Goose-6975 copy

Goose can be a handful, but otherwise he’s a good boy. A very, very good boy.

Otherwise here are my thoughts on Captain Marvel! SPOILERS AHEAD: Continue reading

Cat ‘n Bat

A bit of a late start this year, but at least it’s started! SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON CRITTER MAKING SEASON HAS BEGUN. If you’re new here, hello! I like to crochet little characters and every year I go to San Diego Comic-Con to scatter them around for strangers to find! And with that, I present to everyone the first two critters for San Diego Comic-Con 2019!

I’ve made Batman dozens of times. He was one of the first critters I ever made, and I’ve brought a Batman with me every year ever since I started doing my critter drops back in 2011. He’s been dropped at numerous comic conventions, vacation spots, etc. He’s been a constant in my lineup of critters for San Diego Comic-Con, and this year is no exception.

Batman-5263 copy

But one of his most famous counterparts, Catwoman? Not so much. I made a Catwoman ages ago, but I’ve never made her for Comic-Con. Which is a damn shame because Catwoman’s such an iconic character, and one who wasn’t just on screen to be eye candy. Selina Kyle is kind of a badass, and it’s about damn time I brought her with me to Comic-Con.

Catwoman 2-6872 copy

Like many of the Batman characters, Catwoman’s had several different looks over the years and across different media, but the animated series Catwoman (and Michelle Pfeiffer’s amazing Catwoman look in Batman Returns!) are always who I picture whenever Catwoman is mentioned!

Catwoman-6891 copy

While I’d argue that Catwoman’s greatest weapon is her smarts, of course she wouldn’t be out without her bullwhip either:

Catwoman whip-6901

One of the fun parts of making Catwoman was having an excuse to draw on some cat eye makeup for her!

Catwoman makeup-6906

But the part I was most excited about was her ears. Because after eight years of crocheting, I FINALLY MADE A TINY, POINTED TRIANGLE OH MY GOD.

Catwoman ear-6908

I’m not even joking about how stupid happy I was about this. This has been a struggle for me every time I make Batman. Those little ears always turn out a little bit rounded and I always have to fiddle with them so that he looks a little less like Bear-man and a little more like a bat. It never works out 100%. I didn’t figure this out until I made Catwoman, so Batman’s ears are still a little rounded out, but goddammit, I FINALLY GOT IT.

Batman and Catwoman-6882 copy

At any rate, Catwoman will be causing trouble as usual and Batman will be trying to keep up with her at San Diego Comic-Con this year! Find them and they’re yours to keep! Comic-Con critter making has commenced!

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

 

SDCC 2018: The recap!

This was my eighth year going to San Diego Comic-Con, and it was kind of a weird one, but not in a bad way. The heavy hitters Marvel and HBO were notably absent. Lines were still around, but they were remarkably shorter. I’m not feeling as much of the post-con withdrawal as usual, but maybe it’s because this year was a slower con and honestly I’m okay with that. Here’s my SDCC summed up in 4 photos:

Otherwise read on for more!

Continue reading

Is something…bugging you?

Because I’m a glutton for punishment I made another two critters right before Comic-Con. It was bugging me that I still hadn’t seen Ant-Man and the Wasp yet, and with all the buzz I figured I should see it first before deciding if I could worm out a few more critters before flying to San Diego. I watched the movie, and thankfully there were no stings of disappointment here! I enjoyed it and I was crawling with excitemANT for Comic-Con coming up. So I brought out the hooks. And the bug puns. I’ll show myself out.

Ant-Man and Wasp-6450 copy

Ant-Man and Wasp are smaller than my average critters! They’re literally a handful. (haaaa!)

Ant-Man and Wasp-6615 copy

Stop clapping, Scott, she’s not Tinker Bell and she’s not dying.

Ant-Man and Wasp 2nd edit-6501 copy

The first Ant-Man movie was one that I watched with VERY low expectations. Ant-Man?? Paul Rudd? Who the f- nevermind, I’ll just go see this for the sake of seeing it. I ended up walking out of the theater all smiles. Ant-Man and the Wasp was just as fun as the first Ant-Man movie, and Luis’s recaps always steal the show. Tip: If you like his recaps, you should REALLY look into Drunk History on Comedy Central. (and you learn legit history from it too!)

Ant-Man and Wasp are the final two critters for San Diego Comic-Con! I’ll be dropping these two as a pair. Find them and they’re yours to keep!

Ant-Man and Wasp 2nd edit-6621 copy

That rounds out my final critter lineup to a total of 15 critters, plus 3 more guest critters by Gina! Don’t forget to read this year’s critterdrop guidelines, and most of all, have a great time!

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

 

The more the merrier!

I’m not the only one doing art drops! Over the years I’ve found other people who make cool stuff and leave them behind for the rest of us to enjoy! While I’m not collecting guest art like I did last year (it was fun, but it ended up being too much for me), I’ll gladly spread the word if anyone else is doing art drops of their own! Check out these awesome folks and stalk them like crazy on twitter at SDCC to get a chance to pick up some of their art! Read on to see who else will be dropping fun stuff at SDCC next week!

Continue reading