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Myths & Monsters
Myths and monsters are surprisingly important in Will and my friendship. Between my obsession with the Sasquatch (you'll see later in this issue) or our numerous and ongoing Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, they come up a lot. So this issue is a special one to us. We've been bonding over fantasy, horror, and all manner of things that go bump in the night or beyond our understanding. I'm excited to share the art that our contributors and myself have created that was inspired by the myths and monsters with which we are so fascinated. Myths have inspired and enticed us since time immemorial, and monsters will always be a source of fear and awe that we love. even though they seem meant to make us feel the opposite. And this time of year is perfect for it, as the leaves start falling and pumpkins get carved, the world seems to be a little stranger along with being a little colder. So please, enjoy all that this issue of Next Page Ink has to offer, and try not to let the monsters get to you!
-Dakota (and Will) Myth & Monster, Next Page Ink
Photos by Dakota Smith
Bat-Squatch by Dakota Smith
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