Scoal [139 of 151]

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This painting is for sale!

A flame creature, Scoal sources its power from its spots. These spots are white hot, burning at over eight thousand degrees kelvin. Scoal’s body efficiently disperses this heat, as the rest of its body is the same temperature as any non-flame creature.

Where have the Capture Creatures been the last couple of months, you ask?

Well, after the gallery show we were totally burned out (and we also had the best time ever). Then San Diego Comic Con rolled around and kicked our butts again (and we had the best time ever again). Then we weren’t exactly sure when our book would be coming out due to things like boats that carry books from faraway places.

However, we are now somewhat refreshed and happy to announce that the book is on its way from the B9 Kingdom! Kickstarter books will be going out soon!

We will also have copies of the book at SPX (Small Press Expo) in Bethesda, MD where we will be tabling with our lovely friends at TopatoCo!

Stackabara [138 of 151]

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When a Craxrax rises high enough in its pack hierarchy, it is permitted to feast upon rare earth minerals, beginning its evolution.  Digging deep down into the earth, Stackabara mines minerals that provide nourishment to the next generation of Stackabaras. Their saber teeth are primarily used to pry gems free from rocks, but when required can also be used as weapons.

It’s time for San Diego Comic Con! Booth 2743 (Gallery Nucleus)! Check out the map to our booth here!

Cramster [137 of 151]

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Cramster appears to be a rather hungry fellow. They mostly chew on rocks to hone the flat, clamping teeth they use to dig tunnels through tree roots and solid earth. Cramsters’ teeth are always growing, so they spend up to eight hours a day shaping them.

Here comes San Diego Comic Con! We have moved to Gallery Nucleus’ booth #2743! We will be debuting the 24×36 inch Capture Creatures poster, with all 151 creatures on it, as well as our first resin toy! We’ll be there Wednesday through Sunday! We also recently had some server difficulties, so a couple of recent creatures are missing. Updates will resume this week and the missing creatures will be restored shortly!

Zapatiel Attacks

zapateil attack This painting is for sale!

We would like to thank all the amazing people who came out to our opening at Gallery Nucleus. Capture Creatures has been one of the most wonderful experiences of our career and we have all of you to thank for it. Throughout the rest of the show we’ll continue to share paintings, but if you wish to purchase any they are all now available online. The show can still be viewed for the next couple of weeks in person at Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles.

You can also pre-order the 300+ page Capture Creatures book right now through Kickstarter! Only 3 days to go!

Olmega [133 of 151]

150 Olmega is believed to be a living dinosaur, with sightings dating back to pre-creature history. The exact relationship between Olm and Olmega is subject to many unsubstantiated theories, none of which are worth discussing here. Olmegas keep order in the most restless regions of the creature kingdom using their robust tail. The spikes which dot their tail are the consistency of glass, containing small reactors of energy that burst on contact. It should go without saying, but you should really avoid Olmega’s tail.

The 151 painting Capture Creatures gallery show is just under 24 hours away! Saturday at 7pm in Los Angeles! Chiptunes will be playing courtesy of the rad Space Boyfriend!

Charcalk [132 of 151]

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Charcalk is a much sought after ornamental creature. Superstitiously considered a symbol of power and influence, prominent clans have always wished to display such a powerful and striking beast. The creature thoroughly resists any kind of domestication and must be carefully kept to avoid injury. Charcalk’s metallic tail-feathers are used to shield itself from the attacks of other fire creatures, with which it has a combative relationship. Attempts at taming Charcalk are ill-advised.

The Capture Creatures Gallery Show is THIS SATURDAY AT 7PM! RSVP over at Facebook! Free admission, drinks, 151 paintings and 8-bit tunes!

See an early test of the cover over at our Kickstarter

Calico Archipelago [131 of 151]

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Calico Archipelago is the final evolution of starter-type Tabbypole. When its middle-evolution, Tidalpole, reaches adulthood, the creature completes its transition into its final form. Greatly increasing in size, the creature now hosts small ecosystems on its back. With tiny trees sprouting upon its islands, Calico Archipelago develops an immunity to plant-based attacks. Calico Archipelago is pictured here with a boat piloted by a particularly miniscule and unfortunate Puug.

3 days until the Capture Creatures Gallery Show at Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles, CA! On June 1st from 7pm there will be us and music and snacks and all 151 paintings and a few that have never, ever been seen before!

We are also over 2/3rds of the way there in the Capture Creatures Kickstarter. Go ahead and grab a copy of the book (and perhaps a copy of Exquisite Beast and Midnite Surprise Vol. 2 on our first combo Kickstarter!)

Axilotus [130 of 151]

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The third evolution of starter type Axipoddle, Lilipaddle sprouts into Axilotus following increased exposure to water. Having gained the ability to breathe underwater through its purifying facial tendrils, the creature spends most of its time hidden in lakes. Axilotus’ enlarged head flowers provide a safe environment for raising young Axipoddles. The primary weapon of the Axilotus is its tail; the leaves provide a sharp edge and the stalk acts as a dense clubbing staff.

The Capture Creatures Gallery Show is this Saturday (June 1) at 7pm in Los Angeles at Gallery Nucleus! We will be there, as will all 151 Capture Creatures priced at 151 dollars, as well as prints, books, toys, shirts and brand new (& free) surprises! Check out some of the press on The Nerdist and OMGPosters!

The Kickstarter for our book is still ongoing and we need your help to make it happen! We’re happy to be promoting it alongside our B9 Kingdom co-founders Evan Dahm, KC Green and Yuko Ota! Pre-order your book today!