Mexican Yeti? {Updated}

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 13th, 2010

Does anyone recognize the reportedly Mexican artist’s style, this painting’s origins, or its source?

Leave a comment if you have any information on this one, please.


Red Pill Junkies writes: “It seems to follow the usual pulp fiction art of Mexican comics and calendars of the 1970s —with voluptuous women endowed with gravity-defying bosoms. So my first guess is that it was done by someone working for those kind of publications, like El Libro Vaquero —a very old and successful comic-style booklet that is still in print to this day.”

“The pose of the two figures reminds me a lot of the art inspired by the legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccihuatl — an old Aztec legend that referred to the two volcanoes that surround Mexico City.”

“Grandeza Azteca” or “La Leyenda de los Volcanes” by Jesús Helguera.
Thanks for suggestions from Mexico’s RPJ/Miguel.

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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.

11 Responses to “Mexican Yeti? {Updated}”

  1. shellsnscales responds:

    I honestly don’t think its anything special. In Mexico they sell these little adult comics books in gas station. Most of the comic books have different stories, plenty of naked women, and alot of sex in them. This is probably one of the many different story lines they use. I guarantee you a few pages past the page pictured above, the woman is half naked, and doing some very naughty things.

  2. David-Australia responds:

    Nice pyramids…..

  3. scottc responds:

    I agree with RedPill, in that it was probably done as an illustration for a pulp cover. The design of the image is such that “open” areas have been left for cover title and type.

  4. korollocke responds:

    Looks alot like a cover from “Kid Acero.” “Big Jim” in the us, remember him, “Big Jim and the P.A.C.K.“?

  5. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Always happy to lend a hand @ Cryptomundo 🙂

  6. dylan responds:

    The Mexican Yeti illustration looks to me like it is loosely based on a Goya painting which can be seen here.

  7. Vpanoptes responds:

    Oh come on now, we all know that there are no Mexican yetis. The chupacabras ate them all.

  8. joe levit responds:


    I can understand showing cultural awareness, but how do you come to the opinion that the illustration in question in any way resembles or is loosely based on the painting by Goya? They aren’t even apples and oranges. More like bread and crustaceans apart!

  9. JETEXAS responds:

    Wait, there’s a yeti in that photo?!!

  10. red_pill_junkie responds:

    @ Dylan: Well, I do agree there’s a slight resemblance to that painting; although IMO the artist doesn’t seem skilled enough to use Goya as the sole inspiration. I’d guess he used a more direct approach and copied the work of some unknown pin-up artist —maybe some cover for “The Time Machine”? the Yeti kind of reminds me of a morlock.

    @ Vpanoptes: LOL well, I happen to be 6′ 4″ tall, and just yesterday the Mexican military captured a famous drug-lord nicknamed “El Grande” (who is almost 6′ 7″), so I do suspect there may yet be a hidden cluster of Yeti DNA among the Mexican population! Perhaps they interbred with the Aztecs before the 1st chupacabras invasion. 😛

  11. aletaaa responds:

    lol No wonder you guys can’t find one.

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