As an epilogue to my last post on the Mothman of Point Pleasant, and the film of the same name made by Seth Breedlove (which I highly recommend), I’d like to give you all a heads-up on Jean St. Jean’s sculpt of the legendary cryptid. This sculpt came out as part of the promo for the movie release.
Jean is one of the tops in the field of action figure sculpting and design. He gave me some pics here to illustrate the creation of the Mothman sculpture. He is essentially the only artist to bring the Mothman to life in 3D as closely as possible to the legends. For all the cryptid lovers out there this sculpt is a must, and this is the perfect time of year to grab one of the limited editions.
The Mothman legends of Point Pleasant,. West Virginia, started is a very real way in 1966 when couples were terrified by a large manlike bird/gargoyle out at the old abandoned TNT buildings. Their encounter was so vivid and frightening that the sheriff was called in. From there the legend has grown in many ways, obscuring the truth of the early reports which remain the most fascinating.
For the cryptid enthusiast, the Mothman is a key member of the hall of fame, and the reality behind it is hotly debated today. Jean St. Jean’s figure is a superb addition to the world of serious students of cryptozoology. No, this is not a paid endorsement. I know Jean and I love his work. He has a sincere interest in cryptozoology, and has brought that to bear in a company called Creature Replica. It’s a work of passion, not likely to be equaled again. He has brought some of your favorite comic and film characters to life, and now he has directed his talents toward making cryptids!
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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.