Cartoonist Ted Bastien Profiled

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 8th, 2007

Maine Bigfoot

There is an excellent Bangor Daily News article, published on January 8, 2007, about Toronto-based cartoonist Ted Bastien and his comic strip, “Bugsport.”

The strip is based loosely on Bucksport, Maine, and the town’s reportedly alien population. (Note to non-Mainers, when we say you are “from away” up here, we really mean it.)

The article avoids mentioning Bugsport’s Bigfoot entirely, thus allowing it to remain an elusive cryptid. Indeed, the nice profile of Bastien does not mention his forays into cryptozoology at all.

But we all know he draws comic cryptids in addition to his Studebaker-cloned spaceships and grays. (You have got to love the ongoing influence of those memorable Studebakers.)

Therefore, here’s a sampler of Ted’s Maine Bigfoot visitors.

Happy Cryptomundo Thanksgiving

Click on either one of the two Bigfoot at top and above to make them bigger.

Bugsport Christmas

Happy New CryptoZoo Year

For a link to his website and more comics, click on his name here: Ted Bastien.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.


4 Responses to “Cartoonist Ted Bastien Profiled”

  1. Ceroill responds:

    Thanks for sharing these with us, Loren. Ted is a great cartoonist! Keep up the good work, Ted!

  2. fuzzy responds:

    “Nice guy”, too!

  3. Darkstream responds:

    Wonderful work. His characters are lively and animated. What a skilled cartoonist in the traditional sense. One could almost say he’s old school except for the subject matter. Thanks for sharing this with us, Loren.

  4. Raptorial responds:

    I didn’t know you could cram so many Gray jokes in one comic.




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