I have a very left from center interest in werewolves that began with the understandably much passed on The Marsupials: The Howling III from 1987. There was Jerboa (Imogen Annesley) bonding with her odd wolf/human newborn (above) that crawled out of a pouch from her torso in such a mesmerizing way. My imagination didn't quite know how to process such a tender, human yet not-human form, and ultimately a beautiful scene between a mother and her son. Because I'm strange and unusual, it prompted some of my first extra-textual ponderings of maternity.
From her childhood love of puppies and horror, what a wonderful and unique combination to have arrived in the form of what I feel are the most adorable collectibles I've ever laid my eyes on. Asia gives a lot of credit to her mother, a fervent horror fan, her husband Anders (owner of Nightmare Gloves) for assisting her with molds, the realization of WerePups as a brand, and giving her the confidence to pursue her dream. All of her hard work and travels to many conventions has generated well deserved attention from the likes of Alice Cooper, Gary Busey, Robert Englund, and John Landis just to name a few.
Asia may be the face of WerePups but it's far from a one-woman show. She works with a crew including her husband to make the entire wheel run smoothly, with talks of expanding WerePups into a comic strip and even a reality web series.
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|My photo of Asia and her adorable creation.|
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