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10th Mar 2015, 6:04 AM #1
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Taily:I-- oh my god, Komori, is that you??
Aka ChaosKomori, aka the author of Spooky Comics, aka my favorite artist when I was a wee baby messing around on Neopets?!

Holy ravioli, I can't actually deal with this, this is monumental. You literally inspired my preteen-self to get into drawing comics.
And you're on Comicfury. Good grief.
I think I need to sit down.


o_o Wow, gee. I didn't think anyone on Comicfury ever read any Neopets stuff. Small world indeed! I'm kind of amazed to hear it when people even remember Spooky! (Which I still plug away at every other month or so, because I have a hard time quitting things XD) Which, now that I think about it, I could probably also post it to Comicfury...



Anyway! So as to not completely derail the conversation, I also wanted to throw in that Kung Fu Panda is also a great example of furry done well, even though it's not a comic. :3 It uses the whole "animals for a good reason" quite effectively, and I can't imagine that ever being nearly as effective with human characters.
Result in thread: Thoughts on Furry
10th Mar 2015, 12:47 AM #2
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Bolderousness: If you do furry stories, my questions is, "Why?" Not as an insult, but why do you wanna do furries instead of humans? What's different about your furry than a normal human? Etc.


I like being able to inject a bit of visual-variety that's harder to obtain with human characters. Like, much easier to get distinguishing silhouettes of character designs when you've got extra bits like horns and ears and tails and such.

It's also the first thing I learned to draw as a kid (thank you, 90s cartoons), so it's kind of hard to divest myself entirely from them. So now I've got a comic that's got both humans and anthros. XD




Also, I don't do that much with my comic, but I totally recommend people read Blacksad. It uses animal-characters quite effectively, like being able to make commentary on racism while using animals as stand-ins, like one story with a KKK-like group made entirely of Arctic-based animals (which also meant their fur was mostly-white as well). That way it can get to the heart of the message without seeming accusatory against a particular real-life race of people.
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