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Untold Tales Of Bigfoot : Crossing Paths

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Untold Tales Of Bigfoot is an all-ages adventure about loss, loneliness, friendship, and family.

Scout’s a carefree dog from the suburbs whose terrible hunting and tracking skills are no help whatsoever when he gets lost in the woods on a family camping trip. Alone, hungry, and far from home, Scout has to find his way back. But lurking in the forest is a mysterious beast known as Bigfoot, and he has other plans.

He may be terrifying, but Bigfoot’s also lonesome. Making friends is difficult when you’re an eight-foot monster, so he’d like Scout to stick around. The mismatched pair may be working at cross-purposes, but they team up to survive trigger-happy poachers, deadly terrain, and ferocious wildlife. And they may even solve a decades-old mystery before their journey comes to an end.

This First Edition (paperback with French-fold cover) includes a foreword by Y/A author Matthew Cody (Supers of Nobles Green Trilogy, The Peddler’s Road, Remade), and afterword by creator Vince Dorse that includes production sketches and a history of the comic.

Nominated to Short List for Best Webcomic of 2012, Slate Book Review & The Center for Cartoon Studies

Reuben Winner, Best Online Comic (Long-Form) 2012, National Cartoonists Society

Nominated, Best Online Comic (Long-Form) 2014, National Cartoonists Society

Bronze Medal Winner, Graphic Novel, Humor, 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

152 pages, Paperback

First published October 31, 2016

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Vince Dorse

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Vince Dorse is an illustrator, cartoonist, and the creator of the award-winning comic, Untold Tales of Bigfoot. He lives and works in Pennsylvania, and sports size-14 clodhoppers. Once in a blue moon he’ll wander out of his cave, and if you’re lucky, you may just spot him in the wild.

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178 reviews24 followers
June 18, 2017
I love me a good, clean comic book or graphic novel and that is exactly what we get with this compilation volume of the web comic, Untold Tales of Bigfoot. Dorse tells a fun adventure story with stunning artwork and lovable characters.

The book offers a fresh take on the Bigfoot/Sasquatch question, but it is done in such a way that it doesn't matter if you believe in the creature or if you think it's a load of hogwash, you can still enjoy this fun story. An interesting thing about this book also is that the humans, while still part of the story, are not the main characters, but rather the author focuses on an adorable little dog named Scout and, of course, Bigfoot. By the end of the book you'll find yourself actually caring about this creature! :)

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As mentioned above, the illustrations are absolutely fantastic. While this book is a compilation of panels from the original web comic, Dorse added new panels, re-worked others and in general just enhanced the story for this publication.

I'm not entirely sure what the target age demographic is for the book, but I'll just say that I (a 30+ year old) thoroughly enjoyed it as did my 4 year old nephew. It's just a delightful read that I recommend if you enjoy comics. And apparently I'm not alone; in Spring 2017 the book was awarded the Bronze Medal in the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category of Graphic Novel/Humor. So go pick up a copy. You'll be glad you did.
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1 review3 followers
April 18, 2018
I enjoyed the story originally in serial format, delivered weekly via email. Many readers were hooked that way and couldn't wait to get a printed copy through the exciting Kickstarter, an adventure in itself! Author/illustrator Vince Dorse continued to add rewards as the amount quickly went way beyond the original goal, which allowed him to enhance the print version with added features. The online series won a coveted National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award in 2012 and the ongoing tale has been nominated a third time this year. Dorse's artistic skills are topnotch and the dialogue is natural, and often amusing. I'd give this 10 stars if I could, and can't wait for the next book.
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March 29, 2017
As a substitute teacher, I regularly work in school libraries. So, I have seen elementary and middle school kids get incredibly excited over good graphic novels. The Untold Tales of Bigfoot is exactly the kind of book that these students crave. With its vibrant colors, clear art work, and engaging story, The Untold Tales of Bigfoot is indistinguishable from the graphic novels that are produced by the big name publishers. Right before Christmas, I bought a copy for myself. Over the next few months, I had to purchase three more copies for my little cousins who begged for a Bigfoot book of their own. While that 7 to 12 age rage is probably the quickest to get attached, The Untold Tales of Bigfoot tells a story that is both simple, yet deep, which will make it a favorite for comic fans of all ages.

The Untold Tales of Bigfoot tells the story of Scout, a family dog who gets lost in the woods. Scout is sort of adopted by Bigfoot, a young sasquatch who has been separated from his tribe. Scout and Bigfoot explore the mysteries of Bigfoot’s past while helping each other survive the dangers of the wild forest. They face quicksand, wild animals and even big game hunters. And even if they survive the forest, can they survive the loneliness that comes from being left behind? This story has great balance of comedy, tragedy, action and adventure.
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July 9, 2018
no spoilers here: flipped through this book at a comic-con and bought it for my 7-year-old b/c he liked the art work. ended up reading it myself a few months later. excellent storytelling. as a clinical psychologist, I can tell you it has some really meaningful themes that would seem useful to both kids and adults. I ended up ordering 5 more and giving them out to my neighbors (who all have kids). good stuff.
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575 reviews10 followers
February 3, 2018
This is a wonderful story about a dog lost in the woods who is befriended by Bigfoot. It is sad in places, funny in places, and always very moving. I was so engaged that I breezed right through it! If this story doesn't touch your heart, then you probably don't have one.
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Author 27 books45 followers
December 8, 2016
A sweet story of a lonely Bigfoot and a lost dog. The art is clean and expressive, the story just right for even younger kids--action-packed and frequently funny and touching.
May 31, 2018
Wonderful book with a simple but resonant story, and high-quality art. Recommended to any fan of good comics.
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December 2, 2018
Untold Tales of Bigfoot is a 120-page graphic novel but it’s hard not to read the whole story in one sitting.  There’s adventure, comedy, and lots of heart and soul.  As the title suggests, there’s a Bigfoot. But not a scary Bigfoot. This Bigfoot is lonely and looking for a friend. He finds one in a lost dog named Scout. But Scout just wants to find his way home. I don’t want to give anything away, but I admit that I cried during parts of this story.  It really is a fantastic book built around the themes of friendship and family. A great read for any age. Perfect for parents to read to their kids or as a gift for a best friend.
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December 2, 2018
As a teacher of elementary and middle school students, I am always thrilled to find a good book that is appropriate for all ages. I look for stories with humor, adventure, interesting characters, and most importantly, a great message. Untold Tales of Bigfoot delivers all of this and more! The characters are faced with challenges and some difficult decisions which allow for thoughtful classroom discussions. The art is beautiful, and expertly rendered. I donated a copy to my school’s library and I’m happy to say it gets checked out regularly. Untold Tales of Bigfoot is a truly great read for all ages!
July 30, 2022
I ran across this book in a blog post from another comics artist I follow. I saw the cover, and thought bigfoot and basset, two of my favorite things! Turns out the dog, Scout, is actually based on a beagle the author once owned, but looks like a basset to me and I have owned several (and one beagle).
Anyway the story is extremely well done, the characters are touching, and they grow over the course of the book, especially the dog Scout. I read the book at one sitting, could not put it down. I would say if you loved the movie Up!, you will also love this book.
I then bought the Fall companion book and hope that more will be coming out.
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August 20, 2022
Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Crossing Paths is a superbly written and illustrated buddy comedy with loads of heart.

Vince Dorse has masterfully crafted a tale of friendship and family that navigates the waters of heartbreak, humor, and hope. (Sorry for the alliteration.)

Not only is the writing will done, the illustrations truly augment the story. Every image intentionally communicates the the environments and characters feelings. Every page is beautifully penned and inked and draws you further in and serves the adventure.

If you're a fan of top-notch illustration and storytelling, I cannot recommend this enough. Great for story lovers of all ages.
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September 18, 2018
Great book for kids probably aged 8+.
The lush scenery that surrounds the characters in a superbly storyboarded adventure is noteworthy.
Characters have pretty amusing exchanges that made me chuckle.

The character artstyle reminds me of a mix between Lucky Luke's artist Morris, and Asterix's Uderzo.

I'm finding more details in the story and artwork as I re-read this book.
February 27, 2019
My brother bought this book for my 8 year old son at Christmas and we just found some time to read it. What a wonderful story with strong themes of friendship, family, loyalty, and loss. Highly recommend. It will make you want to give your pupper extra belly rubs.
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July 26, 2022
So much adventure! Dorse has crafted such a clever, well-written, heartfelt story. Bigfoot and Scout are both lovable characters. All the twists and turns make this a page turner from beginning to end. Plus the art is fantastic! Definitely worth checking out!
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