I made up fake animals, and then I drew them. The only other thing I can say about this cartoon was that it was partly inspired by this hopefully facetious post on Boing Boing.
Of course there are animals that haven’t been discovered yet. But all the big names, Bigfoot, Nessie, la Chupacabra, and the Moderate Republican, are just the wild fantasies of people who like to pretend they’re scientists. I could poo in a shoe and mix some blueberries in it, and half of the cryptozoology community would take it as proof of something.
If you live in the Boston area, I have a full page comic in this week’s Back to School Supplement of the Phoenix. I’ll post a link for the rest of you as soon as it becomes available.