Monday, January 30, 2012

Origin of the Species

In 1967, an unknown creature was photographed near Bluff Creek in Six Rivers National Forest, California.

Frame 352 Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman comic book inspiration

In 2004, over thirty years later, the Martian rover, Spirit, photographed the same creature overlooking a desolate alien landscape. 

Bigfoot on Mars comic book inspiration

In 2012, we find out how it got there. 

And there you have the “3 Stages of Bigfoot” in my life.  The first stage, as a kid in the 70’s (I wasn’t born until ’73,) involved being deathly terrified of the wooded area behind our house.    Thanks to Leonard Nimoy and “In Search Of…”, my early memories consisted of a constant loop of grainy footage and abnormally fantastic speculation.

The second stage would obviously end around 2004 – 2008.  2004 being the year Spirit continued its exploration of our sister planet and 2008 being the year we actually analyzed the footage.  Leading up to that point, a lifetime of skepticism and false hopes would replace the wonder of youth with the realities of adulthood. 

Until I stumbled upon a post in Cryptomundo.

Which leads us into the stage we’re living in now.  One in which we can point to that one question that kicked it all off…

“How did he get there?”


Up Next… “If your protagonist is mute… then how will we know what’s going on?”

Enter… Bagworm.

As always, keep spreading the word.  And remember to “Like” us on Facebook.  It’s good for you. 

Have a good one,
Josh S. Henaman

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Pitch

Imagine a low guttural voice.  

Someone with a barbed-wire rasp to his sound.  

It could be a James Earl Jones kind of voice.  Or the sandpaper croak of Mako in Conan the Barbarian.  Think of someone whose voice commands authority without speaking above a whisper.

That’s the voice I always imagine when I go back to the pitch for Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman. 
Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman barbarian teaser pitch

Next... the Origin of an Idea.

And be sure to "Like" us on Facebook for a three page preview!

Have a good one,

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Here we go...

“No one knows his name.”

“No one knows how he got here.”

“And after today… no one is about to ask…”

Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman barbarian comic book cover

Bigfoot with a broadsword.

There’s your pitch. Well, sure, if you’re looking for the simplest four-word synopsis. If you’re looking for something with some meat on it… Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman is a six-issue comic book involving America’s favorite gigantopithecus and his adventures in a far off barbarian world. A world of dinosaurs, warring tribes and… ah, more on that later.

But first, thank you for finding us. This is going to be the place to hear about the project. From finding an artist to submitting it to publishers (where we are right now,) we’re going to talk about it all. You’ll see artwork, interviews and hopefully few pitfalls as it navigates the waves and whims of the comic book and graphic novel world (but we’ll write about those as well.)

So wait, the first issue is done?

Yep, with twenty-two pages of killer artwork by Andy Taylor and outstanding colors by Thomas Bonvillain, the first issue of our sasquatch comic book, Bigfoot - Sword of the Earthman, is ready to go. It’s not available for purchase yet, but that’s kind of the reason why this blog was started (above is the actual cover of the first issue!) The decision was made to start getting some stuff out there and building awareness. After two years, it’s time.

Up next… more on what the book is actually about.

Oh, and be sure to "Like" us on Facebook for a sneak peak at the first three pages!

Have a good one,