It’s day two of Sasquatch week here at Blog@, and today Jessie Garza chats with Wes Molebash. Wes contributed the story “Sasquatch & Timmy.” He also contributed the idea for “A Yeti’s Tale,” which was “stolen and butchered” — per the book’s table of contents — by Pat Bussey, who Jessie will talk to later this week.
Garza: What was it like going from doing a regular strip to a stand-alone story like you did in Sasquatch?
Molebash: It was definitely an adjustment. I’d never drawn in a comic-book format before, so it was a little strange. I definitely think my story looks as though a comic strip cartoonist drew it.
Garza: How do you stand out in an anthology of 30 creators, and is that something you thought about when you first sat down to write your contribution?
Molebash: I think every creator involved with this project has worked to ensure his or her story would stand out among the rest. I think my contribution will stand out as being the “suckiest.” Pat Bussey’s story narrowly edges mine out.
Garza: Do you believe that Bigfoot-type creatures actually exist?
Molebash: No, but I understand that Josh Howard totally believes in ‘em. And I’m not joking about that. One time I asked him what he thought about Harry and the Hendersons, and he said that movie was a “bastardization of the Bigfoot legend.”
Garza: In your professional opinion, who has a bigger foot … the biggest Bigfoot or Shaquille O’Neal?
Molebash: I don’t know. That’s a close one. I think the real question is, “If Sasquatch is real, would he be eligible for the NBA draft?” Of course, I hope the answer is “Yes.” Someone call David Stern immediately.
Garza: If you had a sasquatch, what would its name be? And why?
Molebash: It may be cliché, and I realize that sasquatches aren’t Wookiees, but I’d have to name my sasquatch “Chewbacca.” I’d give him a bandolier, and we’d drive around all day in the “Millennium Falcon,” which is actually just my 2003 Volkswagen Golf. It’s kinda “Millennium Falcon-y” because it has heated seats.
Tomorrow we’ve got a double dose of Sasquatch love for you … Jessie talks to Otis Frampton, and I talk to Josh Howard.