Right after the Alternative Press Expo, I was interviewed by Hyperallergic about dorklandia. I just realized today that the article was published on Halloween, which rocks. I love Halloween.
Here’s the link:
Toy production is a pretty big topic in my tiny universe. One of the issues I struggle with is whether to outsource production. It is very satisfying to look over my work and think, “I made every single bit of that,” but if I want my work to get picked up by a distributor and have my toys in stores, I’ll have to go from maker to designer-and-outsourcer to have reasonable production levels. But mass-produced toys lose a bit of magic. On the other hand, being a full-time toy designer would be entirely awesome! So, I keep going back and forth.
I’m lucky enough to be participating in this summer’s Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco. There will be all sorts of nifty and excellent things there, and it’s in Fort Mason. You could make a day of it, come to the fair, walk around the piers, and go to Greens. Yum!
I’ll have a totally new cart to show off and push around, so come and check it out! There will be kitties and octopi and maybe a surprise or two. It’s been ages since I’ve seen you. Come say hi!
We will be at Crafty Wonderland this weekend at table 128! Come say hi and meet my mom, who has declared herself the first Queen of Dorks for as long as I can remember. This apple didn’t fall too far…
We’ll have so. many. kitties! And big kitties and squid and of course a few octopi. Come check it out, get something for your own mom for Mothers’ Day or bring her along and browse the aisles. Details below:
Amy’s not dead yet, and while she’s still around she’s making cards, art and prints. Her work celebrates things from Sherlock to the Hobbit, tentacles to the TARDIS, and she shares the love at her Etsy shop and art blog.
1. What is your favorite thing to draw?
2. What do you find inspiring?
3. Do you have a favorite place or time of day to make things?
4. What does your creative process look like?
5. What colors do you find yourself using all the time?
6. There are a lot of pop culture references in your work. Just for fun, what pop culture icon would you like to meet in real life?
Amy’s work is awesome, be sure to check it out!
And Grumpy Cat and Colonel Meow want nothing to do with it. <3
this holiday is inappropriate and we do not approve.
I’ll be at the Emerald City Comic Con from March 1-3. It’s my first time at this show, and I’m really excited. Come say hi at table D-05. You know, D as in dork!
Here’s the link:
I went ahead and put the Grumpy Cat on Etsy, if you’d like to have one of your very own. Which I’m sure you do, right? 😉
And the picture:
Clearly, dorklandia <3s Grumpy Cat!
I’ve got a total crush on Grumpy Cat. Here’s one from dorklandia:
I’m doing a giveaway for him on my facebook page right now! Enter by Monday December 10th.
I’ll be doing three weekends of holiday shows this year, which is a little bit crazy, but I’m excited!
First up is Bazaar Bizarre, December 1st & 2nd at the Concourse Center in San Francisco:
Next up, dorklandia visits Portlandia once again, for Crafty Wonderland on December 8th & 9th.
I’ll finish out the year with the lovely folks from the Renegade Craft Fair, on December 15th & 16th. I’ll have my cart for this show, but I am going to try to stay in one place as much as possible.
I hope to see you all soon!
I finally listed the tinies on etsy! Now you can have one without hunting me down. 😉
Here’s the link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/105362991/tiny-dorklandia-octopus-plush-crochet