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. Researching strange conspiracies and undiscovered creatures has led to some interesting encounters for Grecian. "A few weeks ago, I needed to look something up in a noncirculating book at my local library, so I couldn't take it home with me and I had to sit at a table there. A man sitting at the next table over saw me reading this obscure book about conspiracy theories and decided I belonged in his world. He leaned way over and, after getting my attention, asked me if I was aware that the library staff was plotting against us,” he said. "I got a lot of great material from him for ‘Proof.'” The first five-issue story concerns El Chupacabra, a Puerto Rican cryptid, who is stalking the American Midwest looking for Proof. There are more monsters and creatures to come in future issues. "You'll also get to meet The Dover Demon, a bizarre cryptid which was witnessed three times in the early '70s and then disappeared forever, and the Cottingley Fairies, which were actually a hoax perpetrated by a couple of little girls in the early 1900s. The fairies are interesting because they became so famous that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, publicly vouched for their authenticity,” Grecian said.
"Proof” from Image Comics, features a Bigfoot who works for a secret government agency.