A hodag history compilation from a recent quiz we did on Facebook! QUESTION:🌲What year did Eugene Shepard first discover the Hodag? 1822 / 1893 / 1900 / 1991🌲 ANSWER: Kurt Kortenhof explains in his book ‘Long Live the Hodag’ that “The Hodag first made its appearance in the autumn of 1893 near the lumbering frontier community of Rhinelander, Wisconsin…. Although a seasoned woodsmen, Shepard had never before encountered a Hodag, the beast so often spoke of in the lumber-camp bunkhouses. The sighting, however, was unmistakable. Shepard stood face to face with a 185 pound, seven-foot-long, lizard-like beast. Its head...
It's official, the Hodag is now listed as a Fantastic Beast, compliments of J.K. Rowling and her newest edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!The abbreviated description of a traditional hodag, Happy being anything but, is as follows from Pottermore.com: HodagLast, but not least, is the Hodag, a frog-headed creature with long fangs and red glowing eyes. Reputed to be the size of a large dog, the Hodag model looks powerful and rather like a hyena. BUY IT AT THE POTTERMORE SHOP HEREAt $6.99, do you even have to think about it?
"Never judge a book by its cover. That doubly goes for author and designer Jill Kuczmarski's hodag Happy — an all-teeth-and-no-bite take on a local legend. In fact, Kuczmarski has spent the last decade using Happy to re-spin a dark and scary urban legend into a picture book character young children would love. It's all a part of the Rhinelander native's effort to challenge how we think about nature and community." READ THE FULL STORY
HODAG : A Happy the Hodag Book from Jill Kuczmarski on Vimeo.
It's here! Join me at Mel's Trading Post, Rhinelander, WI : Saturday, May 28th, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Hodag Book Trailer from Jill Kuczmarski on Vimeo.