I can't tell you the last time I went anywhere that wasn't work or the grocery store. Actually, I can, as it was in March just before the pandemic hit hard. My wife and I went to the art museum and thinking back on it now it's one of the things I miss doing the most. I miss being inspired by what's in front of me and I miss seeing the possibilities of the creative mind other than on the internet. If you happen to be in the San Francisco area you can experience art again in person courtesy of Horrible Adorables and a ton of great custom figures.
This Saturday August 1st, Woot Bear will be hosting the Familiar Friends custom show. Utilizing the figure of the same name, tons of your favorite toy artists have lent their talents to reinterpret this magical vinyl toy. You'll see work from Adrienne Slane, Andrea Kang, Angela Oster, Beanie Bat, Big C, The Bots, Brett Manning, Ciou, Defectivepudding, droolwool, Eimi Takano, Elisabeth Holmes, Erin Lagace, Frank Montano, Owlberry Lane, Igor Ventura, Jellykoe, Jeremiah Ketner, JFO, Joe Somers, Johnny Draco, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Kyle Kirwan, Lana Crooks, MJ Hsu, Muju World, Mumbot, OddFauna, PlushPlay, Sad Salesman, Small Thicket, Theresa Hawkins, Tripper Dungan, valleyDweller, Vanessa Ramirez, and Victoria Rose. And this will also be the first chance you have to purchase Jinxie the Fire Familiar and take super cute Instagram photos before anyone else.
The show opens Saturday from 5-8pm, so pick out your nicest face mask and head to Woot Bear. If you can't make it in person you can check out https://wootbear.com right now to preview all of the pieces from the show.