Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Crossing Paths page 008

Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Crossing Paths page 008

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This week: An appearance by a rabbit who almost hit the big time – plus – fantastic fan art by Pat Lewis that just makes me smile a foot wide!

First, the rabbit. Back when I was first sketching out ideas for this comic, the secondary character was up in the air. Bigfoot was a lock, of course, but my sketchbook is filled with various animals that I thought could work as a counterpoint to the big guy. The first one, oddly, was this rabbit. His name is Bun Bun. But the more I fleshed out the story arc, the more I realized there were situations where a rabbit just wouldn’t do. Still, in recognition of his importance early in the process, Bun Bun gets a cameo. Go Bun Bun! Be free!

Muscles Diablo fan art by Vince Dorse

Now, the fan art. Pat Lewis is a friend of mine, another Pittsburgh illustrator, and the author/artist of a number of comics for both print and the web. His current webcomic, Muscles Diablo in: Where Terror Lurks is an all-ages mystery slugfest with gangsters and monsters (you can read it from the beginning by clicking that link). A huge fan of Muscles Diablo, I did a little fan art for Pat and he returned the favor for me. Below is his hilarious and sweet version of Bigfoot and Scout (my version of Muscles Diablo is right here at this link). If you’re enjoying Untold Tales of Bigfoot, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy Muscles Diablo, so don’t hesitate to give it a try.

Next Week: I’ll pick a follower at random and finally give away that dang sketch card already!

Untold Tales of Bigfoot fan art by Pat N. Lewis

Untold Tales of Bigfoot is for grown-ups and kids. Let’s keep the comments appropriate.

8 Responses

  1. Is he striking the iconic Bigfoot-in-the-woods pose in the last frame?

    • Ha! You know, Mike, every time I draw him lumbering away with his arms swinging wide I think, “Am I referencing the Patterson Film here? Do I really want to do that?” It’s such an iconic pose. But so far I haven’t intentionally positioned him in that exact pose (note: he’s not looking back over his shoulder) but I wouldn’t discount a direct reference sometime in the future. Good eye! Thanks for reading.-v

      If there’s anyone out there who doesn’t know what Mike’s talking about, this should clear things up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patterson-Gimlin_film

  2. This is some really fun stuff, especially since I’m into Bigfoot lore. Love the drawing style and color. Looking forward to how all this continues.

    • Hey, thank you, Elvin. I’m glad you’re enjoying this. It’s great to get positive feedback. As for the Bigfoot lore, I actually have a friend who’s a bit of a Bigfoot…scholar? Anyway, I’ve been checking with him along the way every time I write a scene just to make sure I’m not treading too clumsily on accepted Bigfoot folklore. I’ve literally had three separate, in-depth conversations with him about what Bigfoot might eat. Let’s hope I get it right. Or at least close. -v

  3. The long perspective panels sure give a sense of hugeness to Bigfoot.

  4. The comic is just too cute! Poor lug looks so sad to not have a friend I want to give a big hug to Bigfoot 🙂 I’ve got a stuffed bunny named BunBun but she’s a girl … will try to remember to tweet u a pic LOL So glad Jack “intro’d” us … always enjoy a good read!

    • Aw, thanks, Judy. i’m sure Bigfoot could use a hug, so thanks for the offer. Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m glad you’re enjoying the story. I’ll have to thank Jack again for tipping you off. -v

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