The Misunderstood Lake Monster
Ogopogo was published in 1985, and in now in its 6th printing with over 30,000 copies sold.
My friend Jack Thompson’s artwork, helped to tell the story of this legendary lake monster who is believed to have lived in Okanagan Lake for hundreds of years. The indigenous people used to call him N’ha-a-tick, meaning “the Lake Demon.” Ogopogo is now a protected species by law. He has been compared to other mythical creatures including The Loch Ness Monster.
Most people of the Okanagan Valley now consider him more of an elusive tease rather than a dreaded monster.