San Diego Comic-Con International is nearly upon us, and if you are among the lucky 130,000 people who gets to attend the event, there might be a fun little surprise in store for you, if you know where to look.
Thanks to the folks at Bored Panda, we learned about an artist who goes by the name of “Geeky Hooker,” (“Not THAT kind of hooker, the kind armed with a crochet hook” according to her Twitter) who for the past six years has been making crocheted little superheroes to scatter around San Diego Comic-Con for lucky nerds to find.
Geeky Hooker then tags them with her contact info and crosses her fingers in hopes that they’ll go to some good, geeky homes. Here’s her explanation as to how and why she started doing this little project:
“The whole idea came from a perfect storm of events six years ago. In 2011 I had taught myself to crochet out of sheer boredom and was still learning, I was gearing up to go to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time, and I had first heard about Catlanta, an artist based in Atlanta who leaves little cat magnets behind for people to find. Throw that all into a blender and now I had a bunch of lumpy little superheroes that I didn’t plan on keeping because they were just practice runs, a ticket to the biggest geek event on earth, and an idea from an artist in Atlanta. Everything came together pretty nicely from there!”
Among Geeky Hooker’s creations for 2017, we’ve got none other than the summer’s biggest superhero Wonder Woman, along with Doctor Strange, Deadpool (with a little unicorn friend), classic Silver Age Batman and the Penguin, Superman, and from Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2, Yondu as Mary Poppins y’all!
How perfect is that? You can see images of each of the little guys down below in our gallery, and for more images, be sure to head over to Geeky Hooker’s blog by clicking here, and be sure to check out her book Literary Yarns.
Are you Comic-Con attendees going to keep an eye…