About The Story
Untold Tales of Bigfoot is the story of an adorably inept dog named Scout who gets lost in the woods during an ill-fated camping trip and runs smack-dab into a lonely Bigfoot looking for a friend. Will Bigfoot finally make a friend? Will Scout ever get home? Find out by following the comic (sign up to have the weekly updates delivered directly to your email).
About The Great Webcomic Experiment
Hey, everybody. Thanks for stopping by.
Untold Tales of Bigfoot was going to be a private experiment. I thought I’d use it as a learning exercise between my other illustration projects to work on my storytelling and comic art. Something for my eyes only. Untold, y’see?
But part of the discipline of making comics is schedules and deadlines and feedback. So, for the sake of a challenge, I’ve decided to post this little experiment online as I learn. There will probably be missteps, and if I never waiver from my planned timetable (one new page a week) I will be shocked senseless.
I also wanted to step away from my usual illustration style and create something that didn’t rely too heavily on Photoshop finesse. No blends or blurs or glows or digital watercolor tomfoolery. Just good, old-fashioned flat color. Something reminiscent of those kids’ comics from the 70’s that you find at garage sales and in dusty back-issue boxes. That’ll make some things more difficult, I imagine, but it’s all part of the challenge.
So, feel free to stop back and follow along with my progress. Untold Tales of Bigfoot isn’t a gag-a-day strip that’ll have you spitting coffee all over your monitor. It’s just a story I want to tell, a longish sort of story that might be action-packed some weeks and deadly slow others, and I think it’s a story best told in comic book form. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I’ll enjoy the challenge of putting it together. And if you think you know someone who might like this comic, feel free to share it with them.
Thanks again. -v