On July 11th and 12th, I had the opportunity to ply my wares at the Renegade Craft Fair in scenic Downtown Los Angeles, right in the shadow of city hall. Thanks to everyone who stopped by.
It was fascinating watching people come into my tent.
Every minute or two, people would come in, squinting at my work as if figuring out a puzzle. Then I'd say, "Every single vice president with an octopus on his head." Inevitably, there would be a beat as they processed the info and then they'd burst out laughing and say something along the lines of "That's great," "This is the best thing I've seen at the fair," or "You're insane." (I'm assuming that last one was a compliment.)
This happened at least 100 times throughout the weekend. There's some kind of strange alchemy that happens when you combine vice presidents with cephalopods.
At the fair, we broadened and expanded our line by debuted a few new products: note cards, folded card sets and art prints.
For example, let's say that you are someone who prefers your octopuses without vice presidents (I personally don't understand this). In the past, you would be out of luck here at Veeptopus. But now, we have something for you.
That's right! Tentacle note cards! Great for writing a note to your mom or to that marine biologist in your life. Four different prints, each with its own envelope. Only $10.
And we have more notecards. Ones with octopuses splayed out on typewriters. Great for writing notes to your mom or that tortured novelist in your life. Four in one pack each with its own envelope. Also $10.
Many of you know that I've been doing this ridiculous series involving President William Howard Taft and a badger.
Well, I've turned some of my favorites into folded card sets. There's the one set above, which shows Taft riding a badger, the badger riding Taft and a couple weirder permutations of that same theme.
And here is the second series, Taft in a badger suit, a badger in a Taft suit and then two more weirdly existential complications of that general theme. Both Taft/Badger card sets come with envelopes. $15.
And lastly, we have Ruth Bader Ginsburg (AKA Notorious R.B.G.) with a robot arm. Why? Because she's a badass, that's why.
We have this lovely print of an original ink/watercolor painting. Great for your law office or dorm room.