Beware the Pogonip!

Beware the Pogonip

I grew up in Maine, and my grandfather always farmed using his Old Farmer’s Almanac¬†as a resource. Every winter the almanac warns: Beware the Pogonip. I remember not knowing what Pogonip was, so my young imagination came up with some sort of winter beast that preyed on small unsuspecting Maine kids. Later on I found the definition of the Native American word Pogonip, which is a frozen fog that injures the lungs when breathed in. If you have ever shoveled a snowy driveway, breathing heavily in the below zero temperatures, you know the feeling. Without protection from a scarf, one can really hurt their lungs breathing the cold air for extended periods. I thought it would be fun to personify my childhood fears of the Pogonip into a kaiju character resin toy. Pogonip monsters have reach. Some have two arms, some have four. Available soon in various hand cast resin colorways in the JEMTOY shop. This winter remember to stay warm, and be cool, but most of all Beware the Pogonip!

About J.E.Moores

Found in 1964 under a cabbage leaf on a Maine farm, I was raised by wolves, sold to the gypsies, and abducted by aliens. I now make toys.
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