Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Don’t Make A Big Stink About It!

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Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Don't Make A Big Stink About It! 2-page comic

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Well, there you go. No savage mountain lions or bloodthirsty wolf packs for Bigfoot and Scout this time. Just one jumpy skunk.

It’s been a while since the drawing board’s been clear enough for me to work with Bigfoot & Scout, but it felt great. Like coming home again. I wanted to ink and letter the comic in MangaStudio, something I’d never done before. The inking went alright, but MangaStudio‘s lettering engine is just too klunky and I ended up re-doing the word balloons in Illustrator. Sooner or later I’ll streamline this process. I did have a lot of fun with the sneeze panel. I shy away from drawing stuff that might lean toward “gross”, but sound effects are fair game. I just let the readers’ imagination do all the heavy lifting.

Hey Elvis, What’s with the pompadour?

This comic was inspired by a doodle in my sketch book where Bigfoot is Elvis and Scout is a money-hungry Colonel Tom Parker. Bigfoot looks so great in that pompadour I had to find a way to put it in a comic (plus, the word pompadour is just funny). Here’s the sketch.

Bigfoot as Elvis, Scout as Col. Tom Parker

Publishing

Over the last year, I’ve had months-long email exchanges with at least three different publishers who showed a lot of interest in UTOB, loved the story and art in UTOB…and then chose not to publish UTOB.  As Scout would say, “Fudgepops!” No visionary publishers or animation studios have appeared on the horizon wanting to make a bazillion dollars with me, and I think Bigfoot and Scout are tired of waiting. So I’ll probably be taking things into my own hands by running a crowd-funding campaign in the new year to get Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Book One printed. Watch this space (or the UTOB Facebook Page) for all the news on that. Your support, as always, will be invaluable.

Some New UTOB Merchandise!

Since it’s the holiday gift-giving season, I should let you know there are a couple new shirts in my Zazzle Shop. There’s the brand new “One Good Friend” design (with both dark & light colored shirt options) and a revamp of the “Wave” design that’ll work on most colors, dark or light. The old designs only worked on black or white shirts, but I thought it was about time we added some color to the place.

Untold Tales of Bigfoot Shirts available in the Zazzle Shop!

Untold Tales of Bigfoot Shirts available in my Zazzle Shop!

And, of course, Blokko is still offering the ultra-cool, highly-collectible 3D-printed Bigfoot figure! This is one of my favorite things to come out of working on this comic. This genial giant represents all the best parts of us — friendship, peace, loyalty. A nice gift for a good friend. And, if I’m not mistaken, there’s still a 10% discount with the code FORSCOUT. Just head over to Blokko to pick one up.

Bigfoot 3D figure from Blokko and Vince DorseOh, one last thing. For those of you who missed it on the Facebook or Twitter feeds, here’s the “Happy Thursday” greeting I posted this past Thanksgiving. I hope you all had a great Thursday. Until next time, enjoy the holiday season. -v

2015 Thanksgiving Greeting from UTOB

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14 Responses

  1. Great stuff!

    • Yeesh, Pat, I barely just posted it! You’re like a jungle predator, ready to pounce on any unsuspecting comic post that ambles by. Glad you like it, thanks. -v

  2. not half-bad, I suppose (my grandfather’s highest praise; you did say not to make a fuss)

    • Thanks! This is probably my most “grandfather-friendly” UTOB so far…your basic old school, silly slapstick, buddy comedy short. Plus, nobody died — that’s a real positive for a UTOB comic. : ) Thanks! -v

  3. YAY! I love it-The skunk has such a satisfied expression on his face on the last panel. Skunks are so cute and stinky 😀

    • Yeah, he’s a good character. I might refine his design a little and use him again. Thanks!. -v

  4. Glad to see Scout is still taking his cuteness pills. The Elvis hair got me, didn’t suspect a skunk! Getting strong publisher interest is a good indication you have a winner, you’ll have total control when your fan-funder rakes it in (and you can tell them Nyah-nyaaahhh)!

    • Yeah, I had a great time drawing Scout in this 2-pager. And anytime I can get him crabbin’ about something it’s extra-fun. I hope you’re right about the fan-funder being successful. I’d love to see these guys in print. Thanks for the support! -v

  5. Good to see the boys again 🙂

    • You know it. Happy to see Scout still hasn’t really settled in. I think I’d miss his complaining. Thanks for stopping by to say hi. -v

  6. Welcome back! I always check in here from time to time in hopes of seeing some new stuff. I’ve gone 100% digital with my stuff. I was considering Manga Studio myself and bought the latest copy this week when it was $15. Photoshop has some… quirks playing with my Cintiq and my graphics card… and everything else on my machine. However, I was warned of it terrible text capabilities. I love the inking and painting tools Manga but I might just stick with Photoshop for now until I can play around with Manga.

    • Thanks, P.J. Glad you stopped back. I’ve been working on other freelance stuff and had to put UTOB aside for a little while. But I did take the time to go through Book One and get it ready for print, so keep your eyes peeled for that info.
      I, too, still paint the colors in Photoshop. Mostly because I prefer to work in CMYK and MangaStudio doesn’t have a true CMYK colorspace. That said, I really like some of the paint and chalk brushes in MangaStudio. They’re very intuitive and have a nice, natural blend to them. If MS could fix their CMYK issues and revamp the text tool, I’d probably use it exclusively.
      Thanks again for stopping by, P.J. -v

  7. Ha! Funny stuff! It’s amazing how cute a cartoon animal a skunk makes…

    • Hey, thanks! Yeah, I researched skunks before drawing this comic and discovered that they actually are a really cute animal. Who knew? Thanks for coming by! -v

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