She’s perceptive and observant. She knows how to sniff out leads and follow them. She’s devoted to justice and driven to find the truth. She’s skilled at extracting confessions. She’s a crack shot and trained in hand-to-hand combat. She’s a dependable partner. And she’s covered in fur. I mean, like tons of it.

If you’re one of the savvy readers who have discovered the surreal, silly world of SASQUATCH DETECTIVE, you know exactly who I’m talking about. If not, it’s time to meet Tonya Lightfoot, the LAPD’s most memorable, most mangy, crime-solver.

Tonya and her human partner, Ron Berkass, were first introduced in the back of EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #2. Since then, her backup story adventures have seen her tangling with everything from a massage parlor crime ring to the ghost of Houdini (along with plenty of pool chairs—they’re her kryptonite). However, anyone who had hoped to see Tonya get a chance to stretch her massive legs in a full-length comic book adventure has likely been more disappointed than Berkass was that one time he tried improv.

At least, until now.

Hitting stands this December, SASQUATCH DETECTIVE #1 is a prestige format one-shot that not only collects Tonya’s backup stories, but features a brand new, 30-page lead story drawn by Ron Randall that explores her origin, including her frequently alluded to childhood in the Appalachian Mountains.

“I can’t believe a go-to character of mine, Sasquatch Detective, aka Tonya Lightfoot, that I used to perform on an improv stage is now a standalone comic book,” shares Sasquatch Detective writer and creator Brandee Stilwell. “I’m also really excited about being able to tell a story longer than six pages at a time in the collected edition. I hope everyone enjoys Tonya’s origin story as much as I did writing it. I’m not going to lie, I snort-laughed a few times throughout doing so. KA-BOOM!”

You can catch sight of the one-shot’s Ben Caldwell cover above, along with the full solicit down below. Make sure you tell your shop to order it. Not buying it isn’t illegal…but that doesn’t mean Tonya won’t still try to arrest you for it.



Before Tonya Lightfoot became Los Angeles’ most decorated detective, she was a wee sasquatch roaming the Appalachian mountains, fed a steady diet of tennis and golf (as both of her parents are pros at the local country club) and CSI episodes. But her idyllic life of pranking campers and squatching around the local golf course hits a bump in the fire road when Bigfoot hunters come to the dense forest. Would Tonya back down in the face of adversity? Not yeti! But experiencing this abominable anti-sasquatch sentiment gives her the determination to leave her home behind—she heads to the dangers of the city. After all, it’s hard to fight un-conscious bias, but crime is something America’s sassiest sasquatch is ready to tackle.

This special features a new 30-page lead story plus the backup stories from EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #2-6.

ON SALE 12.12.18
$7.99 US | 64 PAGES