‘Cryptozoology Anthology’ Exclusive News Release!

It is with great pleasure that I announce to you the release of a new series of books focusing on showcasing some of the most influential, rarely (if ever) seen stories & articles that appeared in magazines (specifically, so-called Men’s Adventure Magazines, such as Saga, Argosy, MEN, etc.), and a look at how they influenced the field of cryptozoology, including looks at seminal pieces about Bigfoot, Yeti, Loch Ness and other ‘monsters’ of crypto lore and research!
The Cryptozoology Anthology
‘Cryptozoology Anthology’ is co-edited by none other than Dave Coleman, Bob Deis & Wyatt Doyle.
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‘The Cryptozoology Anthology’ is set for Autumn 2014 publication date from New Texture and their series The Men’s Adventure Library.

About Bob Deis: In his younger days, Robert Deis explored various options for making a living. Among other things, he worked as a teacher, an artist, a musician, a logger in the Maine woods, a magazine writer and a state government bureaucrat. Eventually (by accident rather than design) he fell into a long-lasting career as a political consultant. Nowadays, he blogs and writes about things that interest him, such as famous quotations and men’s adventure magazines. Bob grew up in the decades when men’s adventure magazines were flourishing, but he didn’t take much notice of them until he read the 2004 book Men’s Adventure Magazines , which features the amazing art and magazine collection of Rich Oberg. That inspired him to start collecting and studying men’s adventure magazines. In 2009, he created the MensPulpMags.com blog. Through that, he met other fans of the genre, including Rich Oberg, Wyatt Doyle and Josh Alan Friedman, who all agree that what the world needs now is greater exposure to the wild, weird world of men’s adventure pulp fiction and pulp art. Bob now lives on a small island in the Florida Keys with his wife Barbara Jo, who graciously tolerates his messy stacks of musty magazines.

About Dave Coleman: Dave Coleman has written screenplays for such studios as Universal, Sony, and DEG,and Hollywood talent such as Michael Douglas, Phil Noyce, Dan Curtis, Dino De Laurentiis, Irv Kershner, and many others. He has also previously worked as a story analyst for New World, London Films, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, and The New Twilight Zone t.v. series.
Prior to the start of his professional career, Coleman attended the University of Southern California, where he received a BFA in Filmic Writing. His instructors and mentors included T.C. Boyle, André de Toth, Stewart Stern, and Abraham Polonsky. He also interned on the feature film At Close Range during this time with director James Foley.
As an early Internet enthusiast, Coleman created Kudzu New Media, a website design firm, designing and hosting some of the earliest internet-supported studio movies such as Adrian Lyne’s Lolita, Tim Roth’s The War Room, Samuel Goldwyn’s Desert Blue, and many others. He also created Bijou Cafe.com, one of the first independent videostreaming websites, and wrote a majority of the site’s in-depth cult film reviews. The critical success cited by WIRED, ABC World News, RedFilter, US News & World Report, and many others lead to the successful creation of BijouFlix Releasing, which has released independent and classic cult movies worldwide since 1998.
Coleman’s latest non-fiction work, ‘The Bipolar Express: Manic Depression and the Movies’ is now available from Scarecrow Press. A look at the intertwined history of movies and mental illness, it features in-depth examinations of the films and filmmakers who have overcome and channeled their bipolar disorder into their creative output. His previous reference book ‘The Bigfoot Filmography’ was published by McFarland in 2012. An in-depth survey of Cine du Sasquatch, the book includes reviews of every Bigfoot t.v. and movie, rare photos and poster reproductions, and interviews with key filmmakers in the genre.

About Wyatt Doyle: A founding contributor to the NewTexture.com website, Wyatt Doyle is the author of STOP REQUESTED, illustrated by Stanley J. Zappa.
He is co-editor and designer of the WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH! anthology, which includes contributions by Harlan Ellison, Bruce Jay Friedman, Lawrence Block and Mario Puzo. He followed WEASELS with HE-MEN, BAG MEN & NYMPHOS, a collection of vintage pulp fiction by Walter Kaylin.
Editor and designer of most New Texture releases (and Josh Alan Friedman’s BLACK CRACKER for his own imprint), his original screenplay with Jason Cuadrado, I’M HERE FOR YOU, has been filmed as DEVIL MAY CALL.
I NEED REAL TUXEDO AND A TOP HAT!, a collection of his photographs and stories, is forthcoming from New Texture.
He lives in Los Angeles.

August 7, 2014Permalink

Willow Creek-The Movie

“From celebrated Director Bobcat Goldthwait comes this edge of your seat horror that will make you think twice before going into the woods!”


Here is a review from my friend Kevin Byrd-
“I saw “Willow Creek” today in a movie theater in Columbus, where it is playing a very limited engagement. I thought the film was quite good, and would probably be of great interest to those who follow your page. Much of the film takes place in the town of Willow Creek, CA, and shows various points of interest in the area, well known to many of us. And our good friend Tom Yamarone makes a prominent cameo appearance in the film as well. Overall, I would give this film a score of 8 on a scale of 10. Although Bigfoot does not make an on camera appearance, the movie is well done and is very tense and dramatic. Suffice it to say that when the DVD of this movie comes out, I will definitely add if it to my collection. In the meantime, I would suggest that you catch it in a movie theater in your area if you can.”

July 10, 2014Permalink

Dog food and Bigfoot

In the book titled Bigfoot Observer’s Field Manual, Robert W. Morgan stated that you don’t have to travel far to begin your search for Bigfoot. A very true statement that I now believe.

Today is May 24, 2014. It is a bright and sunny spring day so I decided to take my 10 year old dog, Riley, to Hogback Ridge for some exercise. I took my time getting there, stopping to fill the tank, mailing some Bigfoot Adventure Weekends! bumper stickers out to friends, windows down, dog hair flying all over.

We finally get to Hogback and walk/run 2.5 miles, my poor old boy can’t even jump up in the Jeep anymore. I then stop by the feed store to pick him up some food and treats. As I was waiting to pull out onto the street, the railroad gates came down so I patiently waited. All of a sudden there was a man leaning in the passenger side window and he yells to me, “is that sign on the back of your Jeep legit?” If you haven’t seen my Jeep, I have The Bigfoot Field Reporter across the back window and a multitude of various stickers. I replied, “Yes, absolutely! I am a Bigfoot researcher!” (very proudly I might add.)
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He then told me that he found tracks along the power lines on Monday after a friend of his from church told him that he saw something large and dark cross in front of his car on Saturday night. This was on Hubbard Road. 1.4 miles from my driveway. He then told me he had pics of the footprints on his cell phone. I am beyond excited now, so I throw the Jeep in reverse and meet him at his car. I saw the pics. I saw the toes. He told me that he has been researching Bigfoot for 38 years but is just a couch researcher. He measured the prints and the stride, 20″ prints and a 51″ stride, so if our calculations are correct, we are talking about an 8.5 to 9 foot tall creature weighing about 800 lbs. If this is the same creature that was reported to the BFRO last March, he seems to be hanging around. There have been quite a few sightings of him in the past year, the most recent report being 3 months ago at Geneva State Park.
I begged him to contact the 3 witnesses that were in the car and ask them if they would report the story to the BFRO or to my website. He then gives me his email address and his last name is familiar…I asked if he was related to Walt and he said, yes that is his uncle.

So now my mind is officially blown. Too many coincidences for this to be random. He and his wife had already been to the feed store earlier to get dog food and returned to buy a bird feeder. I was there, the train stopped me, his wife saw my Jeep and told him to go talk to me.

This is so thrilling to know that I have one literally in my back yard! I will get Alan and Jesse of Fathom Frontiers and begin some intense searching of this area.

May 24, 2014Permalink