Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Crossing Paths page 014

Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Crossing Paths page 014

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Yeah, dogs can’t read. But let’s say he could. He was too focused on tracking the source of his fish dinner to notice the sign. And that’s admirable because we all know Scout needs to work on his tracking skills. But let’s say he noticed the sign. Let’s say he noticed the sign and read it top to bottom. He still has no earthly idea what quicksand is. Look, all I’m saying is…if something terrible happens, you can’t blame Scout.

Someone’s come up with a new angle on the Patterson Film (arguably, the most famous Bigfoot footage). I’ll just leave this here.

Next Week: Holiday Season officially starts here in the States next week. I promise to update UTOB on Wednesday, as usual, so you don’t have to wonder what happens to Scout while you gobble your cranberries. -v

Thanks for stopping by. I’d love to hear what you think of the comic. Just remember, Untold Tales of Bigfoot is for grown-ups and kids. So let’s keep the comments appropriate.

16 Responses

  1. I can’t believe you’re going to leave him whimpering in quicksand for an entire week!

    • Oh, I know. It’s horrible. This is where that once-a-week schedule can really sting. I promise, if Untold Tales of Bigfoot ever sees print, you can flip by this page in mere seconds. But…what if the next page is even more horrible?!?! -v

  2. Scout NOOOO! I love that second to last panel! Looks great!

    • It’s maddening, isn’t it, Jeff? I’d send you the sketches for the next page but I don’t wanna ruin the suspense. Glad you like that penultimate panel. Not sure I’m absolutely thrilled with the hand-lettering in that panel, but live and learn.-v

  3. I guess he doesn’t know what quicksand smells like.

    • Nor looks like, nor tastes like..until now! Yeah, Scout’s tracking skills were never too sharp. Quicksand would likely smell like wet soil, possibly with some stagnancy. And even with those olfactory clues Scout just isn’t very good at recognizing danger yet. Hopefully, he’ll survive this and chalk it up as a lesson learned. Thanks for stopping by, Binky!

  4. Scout’s a city dog. The only thing he’s probably good at finding are lost remotes and car keys.

    • Absolutely right, Beth! The Dad in the family got Scout in the hopes of using him as a “hunting dog,” but he states early on that Scout’s just about useless as such, with poor tracking skills and no sense of direction. Poor Scout. I’m sure he tried very hard on those first few hunts.

  5. Love how all the trees seem to be leaning in the direction Scout is going. Wonderful work, Vince, love the line and color!

    • Hey, thanks, Mark! I wanted this page to have a bit of a storybook quality to it, so yeah, the trees are helping me tell that story. Glad you dig it. I think, having done these pages every week for the past few months, the experiment is starting to pay off. I’m getting just a little quicker and a little more comfortable with my line work (though I’m constantly tweaking the settings on my digital brushes, trying to achieve a more natural feel). Still a long way to go in this process, though, so I hope things keep getting better. Thanks for reading! -v

  6. I lucked onto your comic. I really like your drawing style and how you captured the dog’s postures. I will be back. Your little story made me smile and I hope it ends happily for the puppy.

    • That’s the kind of comment I like to see: Someone just lucks onto Untold Tales of Bigfoot, and likes it enough to come back for more. Fantastic. I’m glad I lucked onto a new reader. I’m happy the story’s given you a smile so far and I hope you enjoy the little adventure I have planned for Scout. Thanks! -v

  7. So I finally got time to read through your site, and I *LOVE* it! The storytelling is fantastic! I’m hooked!

    • Thanks, Michael! It’s hard to find time to read all the webcomics you want to read, isn’t it? I know I’m way behind on a few dozen. I’m really glad you’re enjoying the story so far. Hope I can keep you hooked! -v

  8. Aw, man, that view in that last panel makes me want to reach down pull that ol’ pup out of that mess. clawing at the grass is desperate stuff.

    • Ol’ Gul, your comment got me looking at that last panel again. What was I thinking?! Poor Scout! Really glad you’re starting to care about the characters. That’s good news for the storytelling half of me. -v

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