Showing posts with label artwork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label artwork. Show all posts

Thursday, January 5, 2012

R.Crumb Releases New Etching: Whiteman Meets Bigfoot

The reimagined last panel of Crumb comic "Whiteman Meets Bigfoot"

The official newsletter for has announced a new etching by one of the best illustrators in modern american history. If you have netflix we recommend seeing the documentary titled simply Crumb. Below you can read the story beyond this new etching that is based on the last panel, of the comic "Whiteman Meets Bigfoot"

Wildwood Serigraphs and The Official R.Crumb Site are proud to announce the release of a new Crumb etching. The image is from one of Robert's best-known stories "Whiteman Meets Bigfoot." It's the last panel, in fact, and as close as Crumb ever gets to "happily ever after". This story first appeared in Kitchen Sink's Home Grown Funnies, which was their best-selling comic book of all time, with sales of over 160,000 copies. The reason for its popularity was simple: almost the entire book consisted of the legendary "Bigfoot" story; the longest Crumb had produced up until that time. It was upbeat, funny and even romantic -- not the standard Crumb fare.
Comparison of original illustration and the revised etching by R.Crumb
 Publisher Alex Wood explains,"I proposed the idea to use the last panel as an etching to Crumb some years ago. Robert thought the drawing was too crude, and didn't want it released in its original form; he would have to rework it for the etching. He ended up starting over from scratch, completely redrawing the image for this edition." 
There are 50 etchings in the edition. The image size is  8" wide by 7" tall. The embossed area is about 9" wide and 8.5" tall. The white archival Hahemuhle paper is 14" wide by 13" tall. Each etching is signed, dated and numbered by Crumb. This is the cleanest, best etching edition we have ever printed, and we give you our unconditional guarantee for your complete satisfaction or your money back.   
 $430 each + shipping
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Bigfoot Thanksgiving honoring Harvey Pratt

During Thanksgiving, most of us are reminded of the contributions made by Native Americans on this historical day; specifically the Wampanoag but perhaps this appreciation extends to all Indian tribes and nations in general. At BLC, we are reminded all year long the contributions Native Americans have made to Bigfooting.

1840, Walker, a Protestant missionary, recorded stories of giants among the Native Americans living in Spokane, Washington. In 1847, Paul Kane reported stories by the native people about skoocooms, a race of wild men living on the peak of Mount St. Helens. J. W. Burns in a series of Canadian newspaper articles in the 1920s. Burns coined the term Sasquatch, which is from the Halkomelem sásq’ets. Even The late Great Ivan Sanderson relied on the oral traditions of native Americans to inform his research in his book the Abominable Snowmen, Legend Come to Life.

Just as Native Americans continue to enrich our lives, reminding us of our connection to nature and the wisdom of sustainability, they also continue to inform us more about Bigfoot. Today we showcase one of the greatest contributors, Native American artist Harvey Pratt.

Considered one of the leading forensic artists in the United States, Harvey has spent over 42 years in law enforcement, completing thousands of witness description drawings and hundreds of soft tissue reconstructions. Harvey is the only full-time police forensic artist in Oklahoma. With this background, he was the perfect candidate to team-up with former police investigator and author David Paulides.

Together they have produced one of the most popular Bigfoot must-have books, The Hoopa Project. A description from the website follows:

"The Hoopa Project is the first book by the Executive Director of North America Bigfoot Search (NABS), David Paulides. Paulides has spent the last three years researching and working in an area centered on the Hoopa Reservation in Northern California. This first book endeavor chronicles his research on Bigfoot.

Paulides, a former police investigator, wanted to hold witnesses accountable for their statements. To this end, he documented over 45 witnesses who swore on affidavits to witnessing Bigfoot and Bigfoot activity. Interviews and research also brought much insight to related aspects of the hominid, such as topography, weather, elevation and rainfall.

Desiring an expert forensic sketch artist with an intimate knowledge of the Native American culture, Paulides commissioned Harvey Pratt for the Hoopa Project. Harvey met with the witnesses who had Bigfoot sightings and completed forensic sketches based on his interview with them."

We also want to showcase other inspirational art Harvey Pratt has beautifully created. Below you will see more Bigfoot art, a Pendleton Woolen Mill blanket and collectable plate. You can purchase all of these great works of art at Harvey Pratt's Site All of the art below has been posted with permission from Mr. Pratt himself.

During our correspondence with him, he could not be more kind or generous, and we can also claim he is a fan of our site. Harvey Pratt, I can speak for everybody here, we are truly thankful for your contributions and we salute you.

"New Territory" by Harvey Pratt

"Private Bigfoot" and "The Gift" by Harvey Pratt

"Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" by Harvey Pratt

"Oklahoma Centennial Pendleton Blanket" by Harvey Pratt

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