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!
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 is for grown-ups and kids. Let’s keep the comments appropriate.