Illustration from The Octavius Bear series, now on Kickstarter So, it’s always been my intent to keep Furstarter weekly-ish, and over the last few months a combination of work/life balance and somewhat slower trickle of exciting projects has kept me a bit off my posting schedule. So…this one’s really late! I’d like to put in a ..
Half the artists go on a creative quest to Botswana…a multimedia journey and collaborative story Expanding Horizons Kickstarter ending 3/7/15 Before I get much further, I’m going to say what we must all be thinking: I would love to be on that boat. Eleven talented artists, storytellers, researchers, travelling to Africa, to a place that in ..
This week’s illustration is from the Isidore Tarot, now on Indiegogo. I’m a little late on this one, but it was a one-week project, and I really only check Indiegogo once a week. But it’s a neat example of using Indiegogo as a commission-organizing engine, which is pretty cool. The project in question is Tato‘s ..
Collectable medallions with a broad range of art… Paw Coins Collectible Coins Kickstarter ending 11/24/14 The word for the day is “Exonumia.” One of the things I hope to see in endlessly refreshing Kickstarter is the next big con craze. And I know I won’t see it coming, or I’ll totally get it wrong. I ..
1, 2, 3, WOLF… Zhivago’s Ultimate Reference Sheet Kickstarter ends 8/18/14 Reference sheets are expensive. They’re not just a simple illustration of a character, but in many cases an artistic ordeal, an exercise in getting it just right. Every darn marking, the exact eye color, and why does a lion-iguana have a cutie mark anyway? Zhivago’s reasonably user-friendly ..
A cross section of furry talent with 40 up-and-coming artists… Anthrology Artbook V1 Indiegogo ending 5/18/14 I’m a’gonna keep this short and sweet, because A) it’s amazing and I can’t do justice to it, B) I have misgivings about the project that make it challenging to be coherent about it, C) it’s pretty straightforward as ..
A collection of curious and strange demons, just looking for a home… Adopt a Demon Kickstarter ending 4/4/2014 It happens, it happens all the time. One little seance, one ill-planned orgiastic ritual in the tunnels under the bell tower, and there they are: demons. One woman, Monica Knighton, has made it her mission to give ..
Life and technology of a far-away world… Art of an Alien Planet Indiegogo ending 2/19/2014 Maybe this one’s not “furry.” It is definitely an anthropomorphic project, and it’s good to have the difference underlined occasionally. But I have a soft spot for the “tour of an alien world” sci-fi subgenre, it gives the authors and ..
A constellation of animal imagery from an alternate future. Not your grandmother’s zodiac. Zodion Indiegogo Because I’m about to spend 200-300 words gushing over this project, I’ve got to get this out of my system: “Zodion” is just a bit snickerable, so far as names go. It puts me in mind of a prescription painkiller. ..