Friday, March 13, 2009

Illustration Friday: Legendary (UPDATED)

This illustration is getting long-in-the-tooth, but it fits this week's Illustration Friday topic "Legendary."

When I say Legendary, I'm referring to those Abominable Snowman snowshoes the boy is wearing. I wanted a pair of those as a kid but now I'm not sure if they even existed! Were they only a figment of my imagination?!!

I've searched online for some evidence of these Bigfoot-shaped plastic snowshoes but came up with zip. Does anyone else remember these?

I suspect they were manufactured by K-Tel (yes, K-Tel), the same folks who made the Snow Block maker (and all those groovy music compilations). I'm afraid this will keep me all up night... 

UPDATE: Thanks to Roberta Baird for bringing Redfeather Snowpaw Snowshoes to my attention. These are not the Bigfoot snowshoes of my youth but a modern equivalent. Sadly, no adult sizes–dang!


19 comments:

Rascallion said...

Fantastic, I love this... I sooo wanted one of those igloo ice-block makers that they made. Oh well, one can dream.

Owl Eng said...

fabulouS!!the kid is having great fun playing with the snowman's big foot prints!! yet the danger is coming!! it is great illo!!

Mrs. Chili said...

I don't remember the toys, though I wouldn't be at all surprised if there WERE such a think (and that K-Tel put it out).

I love the look of anticipation on Bigfoot's face...

Roberta said...

He looks friendly enough!
Fun illustration!

Hey, google "Redfeather Kids Snowpaw Snowshoes" If I lived where there was snow, we'd have a pair of these for sure!

Fadas & C.ยช said...

Ehehee! Hilarious! Very funny idea!

Chuck said...

I have a saw, let's make our own! Heck, you should make yourself some T-rex feet while you're at it!

Indigene said...

This is so fun and great work!

John B. Watson said...

Of course it seems more obvious that the Abominable Snowman is "legendary", but I see your point. Those orange, plastic feet do seem like a product that actually existed, but I can't remember for certain either. This illustration may be an oldie, but it's a goodie. I especially like the monster!

Anonymous said...

Great stuff! Keep it up!

Abigail said...

Love the teeth on that monster!

Robert Squier said...

Thanks for the comments!

Rascallion, with snowshoes and an igloo ice-maker I might actually enjoy winter!

Roberta, thanks for the tip! Sadly, no adult sizes.

Chuck! Lets invest in a jigsaw and go into business! We can also make those tacky lawn ornaments of large women bending over!

Vita said...

Awesome. :)

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DaveInMA said...

Yes! Those orange plastic Bigfoot snowshoes DID exist!!! I received them for Christmas in 1979!!! I don't know if I have a photo of them but email me at dgp1965@yahoo.com I also received a Bigfoot game for Christmas that same year.