Monthly Archives: August 2011

Pre-Orders Now Accepted for TBF

Pre-order your copy now of The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television (ISDN 9780786448289) from McFarland either via Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

The Bigfoot Filmography by David ColemanWhile actual street date is yet to be announced, this is a sure-fire stocking stuffer for the avid cryptid enthusiast on your holiday shopping list for this upcoming season. Why not take care of it now (unless they’ve been naughty… or is that, especially because they have been…?).  😉

To up the ante? I’ll send a free autographed copy of my earlier fictional cryptid foray Ancient Lake to anyone who pre-orders The Bigfoot Filmography. It’s as easy as sending me an email confirmation that you receive from either Amazon or Barnes & Noble (minus your credit card and/or other pertinent personal info, of course!).

So after you pre-order? Just click the Contact the Author button herein. Send me an email and I’ll ask you how you want the Ancient Lake inscription to read, where to ship, etc. All at no additional cost, and my way of giving you a little something for giving others something, too.

Cover for TBF from McFarland

McFarland recently sent me the cover image for my forthcoming reference book The Bigfoot Filmography(ISDN 978-0786448289). It is definitely an eye catcher! The stark contrast in colors and silhouette of the beast is quite striking.

Cover Image for "The Bigfoot Filmography"

Cover Image from The Bigfoot Filmography

Of course, savvy fans of Cine du Sasquatch — the Bigfoot film genre by any other name — will recognize the modified cover image of The Bigfoot Filmography. It was none other than the same poster image used for the classic Sunn Classic (see, the name ‘classic’ is right there in the namesake!) release The Mysterious Monsters. Released by the venerable Salt Lake City-based Sunn in 1976 — a veritable hotbed summer of non-stop Sasquatch sightings — the film quickly gained favorable word-of-mouth amongst Bigfoot film lovers. While it featured Peter Graves and psychic Peter Hurkos in front of the camera, early Bigfoot creature designs by Stan Winston and company are another creepy highlight.

As I saw The Mysterious Monsters theatrically as an impressionable youth, I can affirm from a personal remembrance to the powerful graphic impact this poster had on me. It helped lure my pre-teen psyche into a darkened theater full of equally cryptid-obsessed strangers — and now it’s my turn to corrupt another generation (hopefully) using the same basic imagery, no less! Who says the study of missing hominids can’t be sexy? 😉