1-11-15 Furfunding Highlights
This week’s illustration is from the AWESOME project, “The Mutation of Atom,” on Kickstarter
Back from the holidays! Not a lot of really astonishing projects in December, it’s always a slow time, but January’s off to a good start!
From crowdfundingland, an interesting change over on Indiegogo, who’s really doing the only “new” stuff right now in the big crowdfunding names: the creation of Indiegogo Life. This new sub-site hosts what Indiegogo refers to as “what’s really important” and I think of as “crap,” the endless stream of “fund my college, fund my surgery, fund my new Playstation, fund my fursuit” (three “fund my fursuit” projects this month, no I will not link to any of them.)
What’s interesting about this site–because it sure isn’t the projects themselves–is that fundraising through Indiegogo Life is free. That’s kind of amazing!
Cynically, I believe this is an attempt to make their website more relevant and browseable by shifting the TONS of “this is only of interest to myself and my family and friends, not to you, whoever you are” to their own site. I’m not complaining. Kickstarter is slowly being crushed by the weight of fund-my-lifes they let in when they deregulated their platform. And if this has the one-two punch of lowering irrelevant traffic and improving someone’s ability to get the surgery they need? That’s great.
For a “complete” list of furry/fur-friendly crowdfunding projects, check out the Project Page and Patreon Page!
The Mutation of Atom (Ends: 2/1/2015)
Awesome mashup of Michaelangelo’s “The Creation of Man” and every Kaiju from the classic Godzilla.
The Last Kiwi (Ends: 2/7/2015)
Travelogue, war diary, calligraphic project–a hand-painted, hand-lettered log of a kiwi soldier’s fight against the stoat menace.
This is beautiful in three different ways…
Waagosh and Zhigaag (Ends: 1/25/2015)
Cute anthro skunks and foxes help young children learn basic Ojibwe.
Now you have no excuse for that ‘learn Ojibwe’ new year’s resolution!
Mr Meow Plus & Pilot (Ends: 12/31/2015)
Stop motion and toy of a horrible, horrible, emaciated and angry cat. Horrible, I say.
Furry Fandom App (Ends: 1/26/2015)
An all-in-one community building, art-hording, and commission tracking app for artists and fans.
Genus #96 (Ends: 1/18/2015)
Help fund the latest issue of Genus, Radio Comix‘s long-running anthro adult anthology comic.
I’m of two minds here. Radio Comix is a staunch furry ally, but this is the second time they’ve gone to the crowdfunding trough. Are we looking at a dying business model, or just the usual fund-and-presell?
Might of Mythology (Ends: 1/31/2015): This seems to be some sort of dragon-focused art installation with sharp-edged cut-paper dragons. I’ll be damned if I can understand what the creator is saying, it sounds a little bit altered-state. Nice dragons though.
Wisdom of the Dragons (Ends: 2/4/2015): First novel in an epic fantasy something something. Wow. Normally I try not to snark, but this one’s just painful. A one-sentence writing sample that really only just proves they sort of know how a subordinate clause works (“Men in armor had begun filling the square, their swords begun beating on their shields in fear and in anger.”) Such dragons. Species names that sound like prescription medications. Wolf-dragons, zebra-dragons, lion-dragons. If I donated $500 I bet I could get hairless dog dragons. Wow.
| What’s Corbeau Backing This Week?
I was a little sad that one of my favorite podcasts, the Steampunk music show “Clockwork Cabaret,” only had a paltry $13 per month in their Patreon, so I went crazy and made it $18. Those girls have brought me a lot of joy over the years. And went a little crazy backing The Furry Fandom App, against my better judgement (I hate flexible funding…) so here’s hoping that ends up being a thing. It’s the sort of project I want Furstarter to be on the record as supporting.