MugwumpStudios

Wild Wares and Furry Flair

Tacoma, Washington On Etsy since 2019

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

MugwumpStudios

Wild Wares and Furry Flair

Tacoma, Washington | 2,795 Sales

Announcement    Thanks for visiting Mugwump Studios! We hope you and your kin are safe during this pandemic time.

Mugwump Studios is largely unaffected during the crisis and is able to continue to fulfilling orders as usual within the United States. Some minor shipping delays may take place as delivery services are operating slower than usual.

Outside the of the US, there are likely to be heavy shipping delays, but we are still accepting and shipping these orders.

Please contact us if you have any questions!

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Last updated on Aug 8, 2020

Thanks for visiting Mugwump Studios! We hope you and your kin are safe during this pandemic time.

Mugwump Studios is largely unaffected during the crisis and is able to continue to fulfilling orders as usual within the United States. Some minor shipping delays may take place as delivery services are operating slower than usual.

Outside the of the US, there are likely to be heavy shipping delays, but we are still accepting and shipping these orders.

Please contact us if you have any questions!

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About MugwumpStudios

Sales 2,795
On Etsy since 2019

What Exactly IS a Mugwump Anyway?

It all started in 2011, when Patience, a lifelong arthropod enthusiast, purchased her first leaf bug from a local reptile expo. The leaf bug was a brilliantly green-hued female Heteropteryx dilatata, and she was given the peculiar name of 'Mugwump' because, according to Patience, "she just looked like a Mugwump." She ate blackberry leaves and lived a long and happy life, until her natural passing a few years later.

Since then, Patience has kept many different kinds and colors of leaf and stick bugs, but they were all given the same name, 'Mugwump,' in honor of their predecessor. Eventually, all phasmids in general became known as Mugwumps, and the word became a common descriptor among her friends and family.

So when Patience and I decided to open our Etsy store, we knew exactly what we had to name it after! Our logo was designed to resemble the face of a Heteropteryx dilatata, paying homage to the very first Mugwump Patience ever owned. The face of these insects may not look very cute to some people, but we find them adorable, and we think it fits our unique style and our interest in everything that is weird and wonderful.

Patience and I were married in 2015, and since then we have combined our love for anthropomorphic art and Mother Nature's intuitive designs to make this humble online store. Our specialty is undoubtedly anything and everything animal related, but we are interested in branching out in other directions as well. We are rapidly stocking our shop with new items, so make sure to follow us for updates!

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Shop members

  • Jeffrey

    Owner, Designer

    Jeffrey D Melton is an Illustrator working out of Tacoma, WA. Drawings run a gamut from sexy-cute pinups to gritty industrial landscapes.

  • Patience

    Curator, Designer

    Patience Melton lives with her husband and small menagerie of creepy crawlies. She enjoys drawing deer, sketching silly slogans, and shed hunting.

  • Grobby

    Head Of Human Resources

    Grobby is a tree frog who specializes in keeping up moral around the studio. She enjoys eating bugs and watching anime.

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