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.
The Karas Kreepers Notebook/Sticker Set 7 features two notebooks with custom cover art and one 3×2 rectangular vinyl sticker. With stops in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Wyoming to take a look at everything from aliens to werewolves, this notebook/sticker set is sure to cover all the cryptid bases. The case of an alien abduction in 1973 on the banks of the Pascagoula River is one of the most widely known alien abduction cases in the United States. Strange grey aliens with slit mouths, pincer hands, and a single leg, abducted two men who were fishing on the river and conducted examinations on the men before releasing them. These Pascagoulans have reportedly continued to communicate and meet with the men over the years. Bayou-dwelling rougarou, also referred to as the loup-garou, is major figure in Cajun folkore. Described as a man-shaped creature with the head of a wolf or a dog, has similarities to legends in France but deep roots in Native American lore. Said to creep out of the swamps and prowl through towns at night, be careful not to draw the beast’s blood otherwise you could end up a rougarou as well. Across the plains of the American west one creature reigns supreme, the Jackalope. The Jackalope is such a legendary creature that the town of Douglas, Wyoming has declared itself the Jackalope capitol of the world. Though they are referred to as the Warrior rabbit in Native American folkore, they’re usually nonconfrontational preferring to flee danger at speeds up to 90 miles per hour and having the ability to mimic almost any sound including voices to throw attackers off their trail. The Rougarou and Pascagoula River Aliens adorn full color pocket notebooks with lined pages perfect for taking notes of your cryptid sitings. The Jackalope has been expertly applied to a 3×2 vinyl sticker.
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# lined paper, more suitable for use with pencil, ballpoint, or rollerball though a fountain pen can work with some inks. The sticker is a vinyl 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