Monsters & Misfits

Chris Ryniak’s ‘Dainty Nibbler’ Hams it up for the Camera

Just a disclaimer: this is my favorite sculpture ever from Chris Ryniak, so the paragraph to follow will be nothing more than me fighting to translate my drool into words. Even the twisted lollipop is freaking genius. We first met the Dainty Nibbler as a sketch back in December. Two months later, his dopey grin was the first of many sculpts for Monsters & Misfits II in Japan.

And now here he is in all his glory. The palette, the expression, the impeccable attention to detail, his gleaming eyes … I’m honestly beside myself, over here. The level of quality we’ve seen in this show is nothing short of awesome . And so as to not be rude, the guy in the background is also looking charming as ever as he gnaws away on his cantler. Forget swooning, I’ve damn well fallen over.

Monsters & Misfits II is a CP group exhibition featuring new works from CMR, Amanda Louise Spayd, Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas and Doktor A. The show opens April 13th at the Kusakabe Folk Museum in Takayama, Japan.

Something’s Afoot with Chris Ryniak …

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Or rather: he haz a foot! Chris revealed these pudgy little digits a couple days ago via his Twitter account. They happen to belong to a one-off, sweet-toothed critter called the Cantler Eater, who’s part of the Monsters & Misfits II exhibition in Japan.

What is a Cantler you ask? Chris says: An antler made of candy :D

His daily sketch for today illustrates a similar concept (below). The creature that the foot belongs to will look a bit different, but the candy cravings are consistent among them. Cuteness everywhere!

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