Oh, hello there! This fabulous creature is just one of the new pieces that Shing Yin Khor will be bringing to her solo show “A Nervous Harbour” at Stranger Factory.
“A Nervous Harbour” is Shing’s first solo show, and it’s all about twitchy little aquatic critters. The exhibition runs September 6 – 29, with an opening reception taking place on Friday, September 6 from 6-9pm.
If you’re in or near Albuquerque, you should definitely check it out. This is going to be such a great show!! P.S. Tomorrow (August 6) is Shing’s birthday! Go wish her a happy birthday on Twitter or Facebook.
Since I’m not able to attend SDCC this year, I think you should have fun on my behalf! As soon as you get there, head to Small Press Pavilion and find Shing Yin Khor/Sawdust Press at Table P-06. Look at all of this amazingness she’ll have!
But wait… there’s more! Follow Shing on Tumblr to see everything she’s bringing to Comic-Con!
P.S. These guys are still available at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland!
Shing Yin Khor & Leslie Levings “Antlered Forestbeast” $1,000 (set)
The upcoming art corner at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland features two of my favorite artists in the whole world. Inspired by early cabinets of curiosities and the mustiest corners of old museums, critter curators and sculptors Leslie Levings and Shing Yin Khor unveil a collection of strange and wonderful beady eyed things in The Corner Museum of Dubious Beasts.
These are just a few of the critters that will be in their two-person show. I’m also excited that Leslie and Shing will have a collaborative piece in the Supah Mashup Art Party! Both shows open on Saturday, May 11 with a reception from 6-10pm. Hope to see you there!
Oh, fattybugs! Oh, fattybugs! So round and plump and lovely! These wonderful fattybugs are some of the oddly adorable critters that you’ll find at Designer Con 2012. Just look for Sawdust Bear at booth 209. These fattybugs come with a wood base and will be around $40. There will also be some variants in the $30 range.
The Sawdust Bear booth will also have original watercolours in the $30-50 range. Even if you’re not into chunky monsters, you’ll be able to find something amazing there. Artist Shing Yin Khor is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met, so do yourself a favor and drop by her booth!
If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con next week, do me a favor… visit Sawdust Bear at table P-06 in Small Press. Give her an extra big hug from Supahcute… or a high five if you’re shy.
Sawdust Bear is bringing an army of larms, fiji mermaids, scaleybugs, and more. This is her first ever SDCC, and I’m so bummed I’m missing it!
Visit Beastlies at N-09 in Small Press for big Beastlies, mini Beastlies, prints, shirts, and of course, good old standard-size Beastlies! These mini Beastlies are practicing for the long lines.
Stop by justJENN Designs at N-10 in Small Press and stock up on rad stationery. She’ll be debuting these comic recipe cards featuring O.G. (Original Grandma).
For cuteness overload, be sure to check out Bored Inc. at booth #609. Their SDCC exclusive is the 5-Piece Stinky Poo Mini Plush Set.
If you visit any of these booths, please tell them Supahcute says hello! There are plenty of nice people at SDCC, but these ladies are a few of the nicest ever.
The Supahcute Dream Team Show features a great mix of 2D , 3D, and mixed media art, if I do say so myself. I’m really pleased that many of the 3D pieces sold during the opening reception, but there are still a few more that need homes! See all available pieces here.
Mekanikku “Starry-Eyed Unicorn Deer” $100
Sawdust Bear “Model on an Adolescent Male Hiveblob” $300
Liz Adams “Nut Nut Rock” $120
Liz Adams “Hilly Hillage” $140
Melissa Hsu (Susuten) “Meemi Birds” $80
If you love felt art, see these amazing pieces by Yoko Nomura and Hiné Mizushima.
Oh my god, Becky, look at that rockbeast! It is so big!! This cute behemoth by Sawdust Bear is complete with giant stone bling.
This Adolescent Hiveblob is equally amazing. She describes on her blog: “This dude has my first handmade glass eyes (as in, I melted them myself), which…actually look exactly like eyes you can purchase, so I didn’t actually need to make them myself…but I did. So there.”
Supahcute Dream Team Show
“Art Too Cute for Words”
May 12 – June 24, 2012
Leanna Lin’s Wonderland
Opening Event: May 12 (6-10pm)
The Fiji Mermaid, as popularized by PT Barnum in his grotesque sideshows, is generally known to have been a baby monkey sewn to a fish. This particular attraction was replicated many times in the 1800′s.
In 1995, we began compiling images, documents, and where possible, actual specimens of the Fiji Mermaids. During the course of our research, we decided to deconstruct a specimen that had been kept in formaldehyde, and discovered that the specimen we chose was not a taxidermied form, but appeared to have been a live creature.
While the majority of Fiji Mermaids were likely hoaxes, we now have evidence that at least some of them may have been real. Our paper on the Live Fiji Mermaid is currently under peer review and will be published soon. Our small collection of Fiji Mermaids (fake) can be visited in our small showroom at the Ellis Estate by appointment only. Via Sawdust Bear
You’ll find 3 of these wonderful specimens at a show called “Creatures From the Deep” at 225 Forest (it’s a Hurley store) in Laguna Beach, CA from May 3 – June 4. Sawdust Bear will also be making more for her shop, so stay tuned!
On February 15, these adorable rockbeast accessories will be available on Sawdust Bear’s online store. These guys will be on sale for $60.
She will also have rockbeast pendants and brooches available in the $20-30 range. (I need the pendant in the top right corner!) To see more rockbeast preview images, visit Sawdust Bear on Flickr.