Karas Kreepers Alkali Lake Monster Dragonskin EDK V2


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From the Loch Ness Monster to Bigfoot, man’s fascination with the monsters that hide at the edges of civilization stretches back to the first stories passed down in the old oral traditions. It wasn’t until the 1950’s when two zoologists coined the term cryptozoology and took these creatures from the pages of folklore to the pages of nonfiction books discussing the existence of these hidden animals. Over time cryptozoology grew with people’s love for the spooky and unknown, with movies being made about different animals and eventually an entire subculture of cryptozoologists was formed following different cryptids throughout the world. This year we’ve chosen cryptids as the focus of our yearly curated release. Similar to the Camp Karas special release projects in 2019, the Karas Kreepers will be a multi-faceted release spread over numerous months. We’re pulling ideas and artwork a story about an American Bestiary and the art created for that story from the amazing Tavo Montañez and adding to it, moving it to different settings, and generally putting our own small flair on it. It’s a large undertaking, we’re planning to cover all 50 Cryptids, though only 10-12 of them will be featured on pens with corresponding stickers, many of them will be adapted to notebooks, and the rest will be put on stickers, buttons, and magnets. We’re launching this series right before Halloween to set the stage for the spooky nights to come.

We’ve reached the end of our journey through the 50 states and they’re creepy cryptid, and just in time for Halloween. We didn’t plan it that way, it just so happens to have worked out that the final big push all came together in October 2021. Near Hay Springs, Nebraska is Walgren Lake, also known as Alkali Lake, and in the depths of this lake lurks a monstrous beast that’s preyed on the locals for decades. The Alkali Lake Monster is said to be over 40 feet long with greyish-brown skin and a horn-like appendage on its snout. It’s been described as a rhinoceros, an alligator, and even a devil sent to test the faith of the locals. It fears no one, has been said to devour hundreds of livestock, and disappear in a green mist. Our Dragonskin EDK is the perfect representation for this fearsome beast. We’ve heavy tumbled the aluminum parts, and sent them off for a matte brown coat of anodize. Then we’ve paired the pen with black hardware, and on the side, we’ve laser-etched the horned creature diving into the depths of the lake. The corresponding vinyl diecut sticker shows the Alkali Lake Monster in all of its glory. Ships with a Schmidt P8127 refill in black ink.

EDK V2 Specifications:
Overall Length – 128.65 mm / 5.065”
Body Width – 11.11 mm / 0.437”
Aluminum Weight – 28.8g / 1.015 oz

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