About The Story
Lost in the woods during a camping trip gone wrong, Scout, the family dog, is determined to find a way back home. The only things standing in his way are his utter lack of skills, dangerous terrain, wild animals, trigger-happy poachers and a legendary monster looking for a friend. Has Bigfoot finally found a companion? Will Scout ever get home? Find out by following the comic (sign up to have the weekly updates delivered directly to your email).
I’m a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and comic creator. My art can be found at My Main Portfolio Site, My Comic Art Tumblr, My Illustration Process Blog and My Twitter Feed.
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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