Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Now, I know some people think that magazines are a dead format, but personally, I still enjoy them. Back in the 70s and 80s, before the Internet, one the biggest points of contact between researchers were the numerous specialty newsletters and magazines devoted to things like Cryptozoology. Few remain anymore, a couple of exceptions being the Journal "Flying Snake" out of England, and the monthly newsletter, "The Bigfoot Times."
But Cryptid Culture promises to focus on more than just Sasquatch. According to their statement:
"Cryptid Culture Magazine is a new print publication based on Long Island, NY. The idea for this magazine began in early 2015 when Brian Richardson, founder and designer for Mythic Articulations, came up with the idea of an art magazine that could gather all of the 'cryptid art' and artists he was discovering through his company. Expanding that, we began to believe there might be an audience for such a magazine if it could include not only visual art but fiction, essays, poetry etc. as well as content covering the influence of cryptids on books, film, TV, gaming, fashion, social media and science; really anything that might fall under the purview of 'cryptid culture' including interviews with cryptozoologists.
I just received the first issue and the mag is off to a great start. Highlights include Linda Godfrey on the Beast of Bray Road, a nice piece on Loren Coleman's International Cryptozoology Museum and a profile of my colleague Ken Gerhard. But that's not all, there are more articles and lots of artwork in both color and black and white.
I hope this magazine sticks around for a while, I'm really looking forward to future issues. If you're interested in cryptids, give it a shot. The first issues is available at the following website: