Soft gradient book cover with title "Cryptids are Real.. And They Are Best Buddies"
Cryptids are Real 2020 Booklet 8.5 x 11"
Decorative inside cover and contents, including profile pictures and names of each creature. Preface pages consisting of text "written" by the creatures explaining the purpose of the booklet
Cryptids Are Real - Contents and Preface 2020 Booklet 8.5 x 11"
A descriptive profile of Mothman, his interests, hobbies, personality, and origin
Cryptids Are Real - Mothman 2020 Booklet 8.5 x 11"
A descriptive profile of Bigfoot, his interests, hobbies, personality, and origin
Cryptids Are Real - Bigfoot 2020 Booklet 8.5x11
A descriptive profile of The Loch Ness Monster, her interests, hobbies, personality, and origin
Cryptids Are Real - Nessie 2020 Booklet 8.5 x 11"
A descriptive profile of an Alien, his interests, hobbies, personality, and origin
Cryptids Are Real - Aliens 2020 Booklet 8.5 x 11”
A descriptive profile of the Kraken, her interests, hobbies, personality, and origin
Cryptids Are Real - Kraken 2020 Booklet 8.5 x 11"
A descriptive profile of Nightcrawlers, their interests, hobbies, personality, and origin
Cryptids Are Real - Nightcrawlers 2020 Booklet 8.5 x 11"
Cryptids Are Real - Illustrations 2020 Booklet 8.5 x 11"
Various illustrations, scenarios, and text conversations between the Kraken, the Alien, Nessie, and the Nightcrawlers. And a final "See you later" page featuring all the creatures together in a frame
Cryptids Are Real - Illustrations 2 2020 Booklet 8.5 x 11"
Statement

I liked the idea of taking an idea with negative connotations and transforming it into the opposite -- Cryptids (creatures that may or may not exist, and are based on pseudoscience) are linked with things like horror, mysteriousness, terror, and even death. I redefined their identities and gave them each their own unique friendly personalities, along with relatable characteristics that humanize these beings that aren't human at all. I took 6 of the more famous cryptids (Mothman, Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, Aliens, The Kraken, and Nightcrawlers) and made them into a sociable friend group that partake in things that many of us do today, like social media, astrology, hobbies, etc. The result is a booklet that is theoretically made and written by these creatures, meant to be read by humans in hopes of resolving mankind's lasting desire for understanding/discovering these beings.