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Beasts! (2006) - OGN HC
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  Penciller(s):
James Jean

Letterer(s):
Jacob Covey

Editor(s):
Jacob Covey
Karin Snelson

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Jacob Covey
 

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Cover Date: December 2006
Cover Price: US $ 28.95

Issue Tagline: A Pictorial Schedule Of Traditional Hidden Creatures From The Interest Of 90 Modern Artisans

Format: Color; Hardcover; 200 pages

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Hardcover anthology of mystical and legendary creatures. Ninety artists from the fields of rock posters, skate graphics, comics, children's books, fine art, etc. each illustrate a classic mythological or folkloric creature. Each depiction is accompanied by a description of the creature. Most creature profiles are a full page illustration on the right with accompanying text on the left. Occasional two-page spreads are interspersed throughout. Full color with gold ink ornament and text highlights.

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Love and Rockets (1982) TPB vol. 23

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Curated and designed by Jacob Covey. Text edited by Karin Snelson. "Mystery of the Sea Hog" by Gilbert Hernandez was originally published in Luba: Three Daughters (2006). All other content is original to this volume. Cover has gold foil debossed logo and artwork.

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A European explorer described the bison he witnessed by comparing it to other animals, resulting in the description of an animal with "the hump of a camel, the tail of a scorpion, the fur-covered legs of a monkey, and the great eyes and long beard of a Spaniard."

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From ancient Egyptian lore, the Amermait is a creature with the jaws of a crocodile, the head of a lion and the body of a hippopotamus that sits beneath the scales of justice in the underworld, devouring the souls of the unworthy.

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Literally translated from the Greek as "those without heads", the Acephalites have their faces on their torsos and haunt the lands of northern Africa.

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A giant humanoid creature with shaggy grey fur and a serrated horn projecting from its forehead. It terrorized the wilds of Europe, preying on livestock and groups of people foolish enough to stray from civilized areas.

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An Eastern European entity also called the Damavykas or the Koklikas. It brings riches to any home where it lives at the expense of those nearby. Around humans it usually manifests as a black cat. For travel, it assumes the form of a fire-breathing dragon.

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