Jessie Garza wraps up Sasquatch week here at Blog@ by chatting with Courtney Huddleston, who, first off, is a guy (just to clear that up). He also named his daughter Phoenix, which gets him points right there.
Huddleston worked on two different stories for the Sasquatch anthology–”The Sitter” with Scott Zirkel and “MonsterZ” with Jason Burns. His other projects have included the graphic novel A Bit Haywire, Sidekickin’ (due in May) and Decoy.
Garza: If Sasquatch really do exist, would it be fair to say that they are like the ninjas of the animal kingdom in terms of their stealth-ness?
Huddleston: I completely disagree. I actually believe that Sasquatches are looking for society, but are lost in the dense woods. Hikers have run into them from time to time, but have chosen to flee when the Sasquatch takes chase. They’re not trying to hurt anyone. They’re just looking for directions. Poor fellows.
Garza: Why do you think the Sasquatch and all its many varieties are so interesting to people?
Huddleston: Well we live in a very technology-driven world. And, when those gadgets are taken away from us, we’re borderline lost. Have you ever seen a talkative person lose their cell phone…or an IT guy without a computer? It’s scary. I think society finds the many versions of the Sasquatch fascinating because they’ve survived just fine for centuries without ever having these so-called necessities.
Garza: If a Sasquatch was found and made to live in modern society, what professional sport do you believe the creature would excel at and why?
Huddleston: That’s a no-brainer. Soccer.
Garza: How much squash could a Sasquatch squash if a Sasquatch could squash squash?
Huddleston: I would ask, but I’m not sure the conversation would go any further than him (or her) trying to get directions to the nearest town or city. Again, poor fellow. But, if I had to guess I’d say the Sasquatch would squash as much squash as he wants.
Garza: What do you hope to accomplish with being a part of the Sasquatch anthology?
Huddleston: I’m hoping to bring awareness to the actual existence of the Sasquatch. These are not stealthy ninjas looking to stay folklore mysteries for the rest of their lives. These are unshaved creatures with feelings that are simply trying to find their way into the modern world. So the next time anyone reading this comes across an 8-foot behemoth on their camping trip, I urge them to introduce themselves, instead of running. He’s probably just looking for the nearest gas station.
That concludes Sasquatch week here at Blog@. Many thanks to Jessie Garza, Josh Howard and all the creators interviewed this week for taking the time to do this.
Josh Howard Presents … Sasquatch is in comic shops now. If your retailer doesn’t have it, ask them to order it, or visit Viper’s online shop to get a copy.