Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 26th, 2009
In an exclusive arrangement with the world-famous wildlife artist Alexis Rockman, to support the International Cryptozoology Museum™, Rockman, Loren Coleman, and the museum will begin producing, for sale, professionally done posters of his Map of Cryptozoology.
Rockman had previously honored me with the use of his giant catfish painting for the cover of my massively revised 2001 hardback and paperback editions of Mysterious America.
He also was very involved in the Bates College Museum of Art’s Cryptozoology exhibition in 2006, donating the loan of his painting of a sabertooth felid tripping a camera trap in South America.
So what do you see in Alexis Rockman’s painting of the world map? Take the quiz.
Can you name all the cryptids, animals of discovery, and miscues noted on Rockman’s unique Map of Cryptozoology?
For more on the Grand Opening, please see here.
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.