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 from a creative commons cryptid map of the United States, then we’re taking the art 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.
The Karas Kreepers Notebook/Sticker Set 3 features two notebooks with custom cover art and one three-inch circular sticker. We’re ranging all over the nation for this set of cyptids, from Maryland’s shorline, to the plains of Iowa, then down to the deserts of New Mexico. Chessie, not Nessie, is the mysterious monster of the Chesapeake Bay. Chessie sightings go as far back as 1846, but grew more common after World War II. Non-believers have posited Chessie is everything from an oarfish to a manatee, however, Chessie is such a big hit it’s become an environmental icon. Chessie is featured swimming in the bay on a lined notebook. From Maryland to Iowa, to the town of Van Meter. In 1903 Van Meter was the place of legends where citizens reported a human-like creature with large bat wings flying in the sky. One man took a shot at the beast, but sightings persisted, and the legend of the Van Meter Monster grew from there. A three-inch circular vinyl sticker sports our version of the Van Meter Monster. Lastly, we’ve winged our way to the southwest to New Mexico, the home of the Teratorn. Similar to the Thunderbird, the Teratorn are massive birds of prey with a wingspan up to 18 feet. These massive birds hunt the four corners area of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. Ours is stretched with wings wide across a notebook with blank pages, perfect for doodling your cryptid sightings.
The notebooks are courtesy of Jak Prints, a Colorado company. They measure 3.875″ x 5.5″, with a standard gloss 14 pt. card cover in full color. The inside features 48 pages of 60# unlined paper, more suitable for use with pencil, ballpoint, or rollerball though a fountain pen can work with some inks. The sticker is a vinyl, holographic sticker in diecut format from Sticker Mule, a worldwide printing company with headquarters in Colorado. This set features one of each notebook and one sticker.
100 Sets available