Furfunding Week in Review 3-10-14
This week’s illustration is from the kickstarter for the pajama-enabled, twisty-flippy platformer The Land of Eyas.
Meanwhile, in crowdfundingland, spring seems to have thawed the frozen glacier of projects on Kickstarter, and Patreon–well, that was a sort of geyser thing that never really slowed down. Lots of new projects! If I’ve forgotten yours (particularly Patreon posters, they’re not as time-sensitive and for some reason Patreon lets me uncover incomplete projects…) my apologies, life is what it is.
One artist on Patreon that’s near and dear to my heart, literally, I’m wearing her work now–Foxloft, maker of the tribal-style tagua pendants that seem to be everywhere at the cons, just opened up a Patreon page! Patreons–ah, patrons–get access to a free video stream and chat (so you can lobby for your favorite critters), or “gimme” boxes of randomness from an artist that so many furries wear proudly.
Reviews this week (and there really should be more, but…RL…) include an overdue look at “Penguins vs. Possums,” and a charmingly weird or weirdly charming infernal romp with “Adopt a Demon,” a product of my home town, Austin!
Adopt-a-Demon (Ends: 4/4/2014)
Sure, everybody’s accidentally summoned the hellspawn, but remember, a demon isn’t just for a séance, it’s for life. Beautiful and weird line-art demons.
I just have to say, I love my home town and the weird stuff it turns out.
Tiger Stripes (Ends: 3/25/2014)
A cute matching and math game for parents and kids. Help tiger cubs earn their stripes!
Wee Beasties (Ends: 4/6/2014)
An owlbear (and other classic Dungeons and Dragons monsters) get ready for bed in this easter-egg-intensive illustrated children’s book.
The Bold Tales of ‘Whiskers’ McFadden (Ends: 3/30/2014)
Action! Adventure! Hairballs! A “Hellboy”-esque pulp graphic novel.
Wolf and Man (Ends: 4/3/2014)
A graphic novel set in the paleolithic past, the “first boy-and-his-dog” story. More of a wolf though.
Midwinter Vol. 1 (Ends: 4/7/2014)
A very wolfy occult investigator teams up with a scientist in this modern fantasy. More on the artist’s DeviantArt.
Okay, I don’t *know* that he’s a werewolf, but if it howls like a duck…
The Oswald Chronicles (Ends: 4/18/2014)
A charming gentleman mouse and his adventures in a fantasy universe, web-to-print graphic novel.
Dark Skyes (Ends: 4/5/2014)
A pony dating sim and RPG of epic scope (and pretty solid artwork!)
Kitten Dump (Ends: 4/6/2014)
Twitch/reflex VG. Only one thing stands between dogs catapulting innocent kittens into a ravine and…ah…a ravine. YOU! Move quick!
…Just for fun
Design Unscripted (Ends: 4/21/2014): A fascinating collection of illustration and design by 25 artists (some furry, some fantasy, some of everything!)