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SDCC 2018 Artist Interview with The Geeky Hooker

The Geeky Hooker has become one of the hidden highlights of SDCC.  For those of you that don’t know, she hides her handmade critters all over San Diego and drops hints on twitter on where to find them.  She’s now a published author with her new book, Literary Yarns and will once again be at SDCC dropping her famous critters all over… let’s catch up with The Geeky Hooker.
Last year you had a hidden Deadpool that was found but we never found out who got it… did you ever hear anything or is he lost forever?
I never heard back on Deadpool! Dr. Strange and vintage Penguin were both missing ones too. I still hope that I might hear back on them someday, but I’ll have to check them off in the “lost” category. I also just came back from a trip to New York City where I dropped some critters and a little Wolverine is now unaccounted for as well. It’s always a bummer when some go missing, but it comes with the territory of what I do. Thankfully a large majority are confirmed finds these days!
Your drops (critters not raps) have become one of the highlights of SDCC, when you started did you ever think it would become what it has?
Nope. Never. I started out thinking most of them were going to go missing or end up in the great dumpster in the sky, so it’s absolutely crazy to me that it’s become what it is now. I’ve gone from hiding them in plain sight so that someone, ANYONE would find them, to now having to come up with better ways to hide them because people are finding them so quickly! I’m honestly surprised I haven’t fallen off of the face of the internet yet, but I’m glad people still enjoy the hunt!
Now that you are getting more well known is it getting harder to discretely hide your creations?  Any horror stories?
Thankfully no horror stories, but there was one time where someone straight up saw me drop it and picked it up as soon as I walked away. Another time someone told me they found a hypodermic needle while they were digging for one of my drops, so I have to warn people to be careful while they’re looking!
And what everyone wants to know… Who are you bringing to SDCC 2018?
I’ve got a lot this year! I got an early start this time around and it’s been a great TV/movie year, so I’ve had a lot to work off of. Here’s who I’ve got so far:
Hela, Batman, Superman, Flash, a porg, Captain America, Thanos, Hulk, Black Panther, Shuri, Deadpool, Princess Carolyn from BoJack Horseman, and a little Punisher. Hoping to squeeze out a few more as the convention approaches!
Are there certain characters that you keep going back to and are easier to create than others?
Batman, Superman, and Captain America have become some of my “regulars” for my SDCC drops, not necessarily because they’re easy to make, but because they’re so classic that I can’t leave them out!
Do you get a chance to enjoy the Con at all?  If so what do you look forward to at the con?
I do! I make it a point to do so. This is just hobby to me, so I’m careful to only do enough to keep it fun for myself, and no more than that.
What’s one thing you wish everyone understood about what you do?
I’m actually lucky enough where I feel like most of the people who follow my work have a pretty good idea of what goes into all of it! But I suppose the two things I’d like to put out there: 1) I don’t sell my stuff! Most people are aware of this, but I still get asked for commissions a lot (although I highly appreciate the fact that people are interested!) 2) NO POKEMON. That’s the one fandom that I refuse to touch.
You’ve been to cons all over, what sets SDCC apart from the rest?
The sheer size and insanity of it all. I haven’t been to a single other con where people will camp out 2 days ahead of time for a panel, or wait overnight for an offsite event. While I love SDCC, it’s pretty nice to be able to just walk straight into a panel at a smaller convention, or actually wait in line indoors.
What are you most looking forward to at SDCC 2018?
Funny enough, I’m actually more curious about the offsite events this year! I feel like the offsite activities get bigger and better each year, so I’m curious to see what everyone will bring to the table this time around, especially now that HBO has announced that they won’t be there. Maybe Netflix will have a bigger presence? More video game demos? Who knows, but I’m excited about it.

Dave Hisaka

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