Saturday, 20 July 2013

Apocalypse Hal - Yowies

Back from Queensland but despite the rumours, BZF was unable to locate any zombies. I put it down to a rogue yowie rather than the beginning of a zombie outbreak.

Which raises an important point - know your monsters!

Yowies are the Aussie version of the Sasquatch or Bigfoot. When I was a teenager, I would go on camping trips with my friends looking for any possible evidence of the critters. They seem to favour the warmer climate of Queensland but they have been seen further south, including one spotted in the suburbs of Canberra.

Canberra is also the base for one of Australia's great cryptonaturalists, Tim the Yowie Man. He has wrestled with many a strange creature including Cadbury chocolates. Yes they tried to take his name away when they launched a range of Yowie chocolates and toys in the late 90s (that's one of them in the comic intro). So it came down to a battle royale at the Trade Mark Office when Tim arrived in a funeral hearse and lawyers probably got involved. Tim got to keep his name and Yowie chocolates are a thing of the past.

Bite off more than you can chew

Mr Rimsky

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