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Word Balloons: Bigfoot becomes lead in comic

by Matthew Price Published: December 21, 2007
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Comic book writer Alexander Grecian reworked a Chinese fable into one of last year's best comics in "Seven Sons.” This year, Grecian has taken an urban legend, Bigfoot, and created a multilayered tale of aliens, conspiracies and creatures.

"Proof” is the story of the Special Agent John "Proof" Prufrock, also known as Bigfoot. He works for a secret organization known as The Lodge, which preserves and protects unusual creatures from the threat of human beings.

"Proof and his partner, Ginger Brown, protect human society from cryptids, which are creatures that have been witnessed, but have never actually been found,” Grecian said in an interview with The Oklahoman, "but they also protect cryptids from human beings. The world is filling up with people, and the natural habitats of all sorts of animals are shrinking. It stands to reason that Bigfoot is feeling the crunch just as much as tree frogs are.

Grecian met Riley Rossmo, the artist and co-creator of "Proof,” at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

"After corresponding for a bit, we realized we had the same tastes and interests,” Grecian said. "We've been working together steadily for more than two years now, and he seems to get better every day.”

The last member of the "Proof” team is colorist Tyler Jenkins.

"He's really doing a terrific job and he's an accomplished artist in his own right,” Grecian said.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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"Proof” from Image Comics, features a Bigfoot who works for a secret government agency.

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