7-1-15 Furfunding Highlights
Illustration from Cats Royale and Dogs Royale card decks, now on Kickstarter.
One of my private retreats from the bad projects and crude jokes that periodically flood Indiegogo and Kickstarter is the tumblr feed, Your Kickstarter Sucks. It is sadly not possible to do anything about Bad Kickstarters, except point on them and laugh. Or maybe cry. Thankfully, there’s a website that does both of these things.
I’m not sure I consistently agree with all their submissions—one of the little joys of crowdfunding is soaking your feet in a big vat of style over substance, and the YKS gang loves to deflate hipster-driven design fluff. The dark secret Kickstarter doesn’t want you to know is that if they stop hosting 30 minimalist wallet campaigns a week, the entire manufacturing economy of China collapses, resulting in worldwide chaos. We need fluff.
Anyway, check ’em out, die a little inside. It’s fun. And I’m not suggesting that “Maan Singh: The Wolf-Child” should be on YKS, but they need to have words with their art director.
Reviews this week: Comic fun with all-ages post-apocalypse adventure, The Road North and fursuit/zombie horror comedy, Dawn of the Furries.
For a “complete” list of furry/fur-friendly crowdfunding projects, check out the Project Page
Tales of the Wolfman (Ends: 7/20/2015)
What happened to Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf? They got married.’ Cute and cartoony comic collection binding the four issues of Tales of the Wolfman, with new material from the comic community.
The Road North #1 (Ends: 7/25/2015)
A masked refugee and her dingo-y companion travel north in an all-ages, post-apocalypse sci-fi adventure.
Dawn of the Furries #2 (Ends: 8/3/2015)
Foaming, savage, mindless furries lay waste to Pittsburg. Meet the artist at Anthrocon this year!
Unleashed: The Movie (Ends: 7/10/2015)
Quirky magic romantic comedy: A solitary San Francisco ap designer’s pets turn into perfect boyfriends and the strangest love triangle of the year.
So, you probably shouldn’t have had him fixed. This one’s cute but its funding is going nowhere. Sad, sad.
Big Cats Anatomy Models (Ends: 7/23/2015)
From artist Jun Huang, 3D models showing musculature of great cats, including sabre-tooth tigers!
Cats and Dogs Royale Playing Cards (Ends: 7/17/2015)
Two playing card decks with detailed animal nobility imagery, one for cats and one for dogs.
Veil Fall Dark Future Miniatures (Ends: 7/20/2015)
Dark, savage, and armor-plated wolves and werewolf tabletop miniatures from a gritty sci-fi future.
Concept art by Edward Delandre. This world seems heavily inspired by White Wolf’s dark game, Werewolf: The Apocalypse.
Ninchanese (Ends: 8/1/2015)
Learn Chinese with cute kittens and snakey dragons in this gamified language-learning app
Mecedorra (Ends: 8/23/2015): A German-language furry action comic, with wolfweaselotters and the genesis of their world.
| What’s Corbeau Backing This Week?
Certain dogs are still discovering new career opportunities, and are keeping their credit cards in their minimalist wallets. However, if we were backing a project, we would totally back White Wolf’s new tabletop game, “Beast: The Primordial.” I grew up on White Wolf’s “X: The Y” game series, and probably White Wolfed my way out of a doctorate back in college, so it’s neat to see the company releasing a new World of Darkness game :)