“There were times I was so tired I’d take a bath and fall asleep in the tub for two hours and wake up in cold water,” Hurtubise said, while lighting a cigarette with his trusty blowtorch.
That word picture is evocative, and so is the photographic picture of what he was working on, which you can see here.
If you’ve really been wondering what it’s like to own Troy Hurtubise’s bear suit — and if, as seems probable, you missed your first crack at purchasing it — take heart. And act quickly. Because the suit has not vanished from the face of the earth. Troy tell us that the Mark VII, the one-of-a-kind, most advanced model, is again up for auction on Ebay. But if you want it, if you need it, if you really, really want to own something about as close to incomparable as things can be in the early 21st century, than bid now. Here.
Whatever your fate with the suit — or, heaven forfend, without it — we wish you much good fortune.