Events on March 30th, 2017
Our 2017 convention season is mostly finalized, with perhaps one or two more events to be added before the end of the year, but as it currently stands the sperels are in for quite an exciting season. It all starts this weekend with our triumphant return to Southern California for WonderCon Anaheim! We of course have some favorite local shows on our calendar as well, then later in the summer the sperels will expand their territory with their first east coast adventure at Otakon in Washington, DC!
Keep an eye to the side-bar at the the right for future updates to our schedule and, as always, we hope to see as many of you as possible at our upcoming events. Until then, keep flying!
Art on November 6th, 2016
Last month I participated in InkTober, an art initiative created by Jake Parker to encourage fellow artists to ‘level up’ their inking skills and make art a more consistent habit by challenging them to create (and share) one ink drawing every day for one month.
My artistic output this past October was indeed higher than what it is during a typical month, and while I’m not sure that my technical inking skills were significantly improved, I definitely gained a much needed confidence boost in the simple act of putting pen to paper. I’ve always gravitated towards inking my drawings digitally, where the ability to infinitely Edit->Undo has kept me in an artistic comfort zone, so it was great to discover that I can finalize a sperel drawing much quicker with traditional ink while still being satisfied with the results. The challenge of the past month will definitely influence my future workflow, and we can expect to see sperel artwork completed much more frequently with my inking confidence now 31 days more experienced.
All of my InkTober drawings were posted to the sperels’ instagram account, where along with the many sperel drawings completed last month you’ll also see a bit of fan art along with a few pieces of random craziness. Until next time, keep flying!
Activism, Contests, Proliferation on November 15th, 2015
Calling all sperel activists! The sperels are running a fan appreciation / sperel proliferation giveaway from now until November 29th! One lucky social media fan will win a free sperel plushie of their choice. All you gotta do to enter is:
1. Follow the sperels on any one of their social media channels;
2. and then Share/Repost/Reblog/Retweet the associated giveaway photo from that page.
And that’s it! This contest is taking place across our facebook, instagram, twitter, and tumblr accounts. To be entered to win, you only need to follow+repost on one of those sites, however you can earn additional entries for yourself and increase your chance of winning our virtual raffle by also doing any of the following:
– FOLLOW the sperels on more than one of their social media channels and
– then Share/Repost/Reblog/Retweet the contest there as well;
– TAG your friends to let them know about the contest!
Be sure to use the hashtag #SperelAwareness and/or #SaveTheSperels on your posts so that the sperels will notice all of your good efforts. A winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Sunday, November 29th, and their free sperel will be sent as soon as shipping details are discussed, so the prize should be received well before Christmas. Good luck, and may the sperels be with you!
Proliferation on November 14th, 2015
A fresh selection of new sperel stickers are now available in the online store. Ready, set, decorate!
Plush, Sightings, Story on March 15th, 2015
Since last July, The Joldabrun Foundation has been working tirelessly to shepherd the next flock of sperels out from the darkness of their cruel captivity, and we are quite excited to finally share the fruits of our recent success. Plushie flock #002 will consist of a tragically cute little group of baby sperels, marked by three distinctly differing personality types.
They are expected to arrive in roughly a month, and between now and then you may pre-order these plushies at discounted adoption prices in the Sperel Adoption Center.
To all who would adopt these sperels, please take special note of the tragic injuries that mark their wings. Through some unknown circumstance of their oppressive past, these sperels have all been scarred, not only physically, but psychologically as well. The miseries of the factory have left them with a strong tendency to wrap themselves up within their wings to shield themselves from a world that has only ever been unjust.
It is true that their physical injuries are permanent, but such scars needn’t prevent these young sperels from appreciating a new life now that they have escaped!
You can help these sperels by adopting them and providing the kind of environment where they can forget their past while learning to open their wings once again and experience the joy of flight!
Don’t forget: pre-adoption prices will only remain in effect from now until the day these sperels arrive, at which point all pre-adopted sperels will be shipped to their new homes with haste. You can adopt these sperels individually, or by twos or threes, and it is worth noting that adopting multiple baby sperels will reduce the cost of each sperel along with the cost of shipping per sperel.
And now, let us wait eagerly for April!
Story on January 29th, 2015
It is already known that most sperels, insofar as their current living conditions within the factory remain unchallenged and unchanged, will spend the entirety of their lives without ever experiencing the sky. From birth until death they are prisoners of the melmire industry, and so it is of no surprise that baby sperels are to be found in abundance dwelling throughout the cramped corridors of the harvesting factories.
Recent insight though has revealed a new degree of injustice forced upon the sperels, for even these little ones, at the youngest of ages, are denied the liberties normally associated with youth. As soon as a baby sperel is able to walk, they are put to task in the factory, usually in those mines which are too small and cramped to be easily accessed by the older and larger sperels. Because of the restricted accessibility of these caverns, the dangers therein are often unknown or unreported and accident rates are further compounded due to the innocent inexperience of the unfortunate baby sperels who get sent inside.
By this knowledge, our next steps have been determined, and though the species as a whole remains subjugated, we are happy to report that a large flock of baby sperels is positioned to obtain freedom from oppression quite soon! Yes, check back in a couple weeks for an update about – yes! – sperel plushie flock #002, to be released by summer of this year!