Sometimes the things we’re looking for are right under our noses. Or on the sound crew for the popular monster hunting show we happen to host. I’m sure you know how that goes.

Oh look, I drew Josh Gates of Destination Truth fame! If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably figured out that I’m a fan of the show. Despite the fact that they rarely find anything definitive, Josh Gates and company are extremely entertaining. If you like monster/ghost shows, it’s definitely the best one out there. I’m going to tell him I drew him. Maybe he’ll like it and we’ll become friends.

I bet he’s best buds with Sasquatch and just isn’t telling anyone.

Enough of my gushing.

It’s been a while since we saw Sasquatch in a strip! Jeez! Sometimes I just want to draw nothing but Lil K and Sass but I like mixing it up and sometimes ideas for them just don’t pan out. Ah well.

Sasquatch is one of those crazy folk tales that just won’t seem to go away no matter how hard biologists seem to plead. The idea that a gigantic 8 foot monster ape-man would be traipsing about North American forests (and just about everywhere there’s wilderness these days) seems to set most of them foaming at the mouth. As for me, I’m not sure you can discredit the stories entirely, but it seems much more likely that what people are seeing are misidentified bears. They’re the right shape, inhabit all the right areas, and often stand up on their hind legs for whatever reason. Does it account for every sighting and foot print? Probably not, but it’s much more likely.

Whenever I hear about Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) or Yetis or any of their kin, I wonder what else it might be that drives people toward their interest in these creatures. Is it some kind of cultural memory that has persisted for tens of thousands of years? Did we once share space with creatures similar to these beasts or is it something more complicated? Do they, like most of folklore and mythology, represent something we are afraid to confront about ourselves? It’s an interesting question and a valid one, I think.

Whatever the explanation behind the noble Sasquatch, it will always remain a fascinating concept. The stories of ape men have been around for a long time from the forests of North America to the mountains of Nepal. No other cryptid enjoys as much popularity as the Bigfoot and even if you don’t believe in its existence, you have to respect the staying power of the myth.