‘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

June 27, 2014

After the Ohio Bigfoot Conference, Walter Tippie missed everyone so badly that he wanted us all to get together for a group camp out at Salt Fork State Park.
Twenty six people in all descended upon Lore City from states as far away as Massachusetts and North Carolina!
On Friday, June 27th, I loaded up the Squatchmobile and drove 2 hours south to Pittsburgh International Airport to pick up Dax Rushlow from Massachusetts. We then headed west to SFSP. When we arrived at our destination, we discovered that we were the first ones there. It was incredibly hot and humid and we were drenched with sweat putting up my tent. I kept unloading the car and Dax wandered the perimeter of the camp. I noticed him squat down staring at the ground, so I yelled out to ask him if he found something. He indicated that he did so I ran over to check it out. Lo and behold was one of the most perfect tracks I had ever seen! I haven’t seen a track this good since the two I found at Hogback Ridge in 2007.
The track measured 16 inches long, 5 inches wide at the heel and 6 inches wide at the ball. We looked around some more and found many more tracks. There was a baby footprint alongside the big ones, 6 inches long by 3 inches wide.

16x6 print
16×6 print
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We had just been through a week of heavy rain, so we deduced that the prints had to have been made on Wednesday after the rain had stopped and the ground was still soft and wet. OMG! The Bigfoot were there! We also observed the two trails that the creatures had made coming through the brush and lining up exactly where the prints were. The more we looked around the more we found. It was as though the Bigfoot were going from fire ring to fire ring looking for something. I immediately sent a text message to Alan and told him to get his butt here quick!
Within twenty minutes, Walter showed up and we excitedly showed him footprint after footprint. Walter and Dax began casting the prints while I was trying to get a hold of the others.

By 7:30 p.m. almost everyone had their tents set up and were ready to roll! We devised a plan for me to troll the shoreline in my kayak while the group through the woods in an attempt to flush anything to the shore. I left 20 minutes before the rest so I would have time to unload the kayak and paddle to the area we had agreed upon. I had a 2-way radio and only my cell phone for a light. I stayed close to the shoreline because there were other boaters on the lake and I didn’t want to get crashed into since I didn’t have a light (shhhhh) I estimate that I was about 10 feet from the shore, slowly gliding through the darkness, barely making any sound. Suddenly I heard a loud splash about 10 feet behind me and then something huge began RUNNING through the 4 foot deep water! I turned to see what it was but could see nothing in the darkness! Whatever it was did not run back to land so I believe it went under water! Think what you will but if it were a bear or a deer i am sure it would have clamored back to the shore and into the woods. All I know is that it was loud! When I heard the first splash, I assumed it was a fish jumping, but then I realized it was more than that. Have you ever tried running in water? The sound your legs make against the water is something we all are familiar with. It was so dark I couldn’t see anything, but I was very curious! I kept paddling forward and had been out there for about 45 minutes. I kept trying to radio the others to no avail. My arms were getting worn out and since I couldn’t communicate with anyone, I turned around and headed back to the boat ramp. I was finally able to get a hold of them on the phone to tell them I was loading up and heading back.amy and girls
I guess the trail they were taking was longer than we imagined and if I would have held out 15 more minutes they would have met me on the shore.
We all reconvened at the campsite where Robert had kept our fire blazing! We all shared out experiences of the evening. Slowly the groups began to disperse to their tents leaving only Dax, Adrianne and I around the fire. Robert had gone out to do some night hiking. We began hearing something moving around in the brush behind Amy’s tent and she sent me a text message asking if we were walking around her tent. We told her we were still at the fire but could hear something back there. Dax went to the treeline with his FLIR but couldn’t see anything. Adrianne went to bed around 3 a.m. and Dax and I fell asleep around the campfire at about 4 a.m. cot
To Be Continued……

July 1, 2014Permalink