Furfunding Week in Review: 8-3-14
This week’s illustration is from the embarrassingly-named “Steamy Chums,” now on Kickstarter
Lots of conversations about Patreon this week–it’s kind of an artist’s dream, to be paid for the kind of work they want to do rather than the kind of work they feel they have to do. I’m not an artist, so if “feel” is inapproriate there, my apologies–but the world of commissions seems like a trap, and maybe Patreon-style funding–not tied to custom work, but to an artist’s commitment to her fans–is a way to escape that trap.
I’ll be writing a long rambling blog entry about Patreon soon, it’s fascinating. As someone who’s currently writing two blogs and always experimenting with a third, it’s certainly got its appeal.
A quick callout for a cute project with a dubious name, “Steamy Chums“–cute little designer toys, patterned after classic stuffed animals with a steampunk edge and a generous dollop of insanity. Onward, marching tiktok bear army!
Reviews this week or week-like cycle: Alectorfencer’s fantasy, “Myre”
For a “complete” list of furry/fur-friendly crowdfunding projects, check out the Project Page and Patreon Page!
Vaati & Veselekov by Tanooki Suit (Ends: 8/31/2014)
I’m not sure how to go about classifying Tanooki Suit‘s music. Post-Hardcore electronic ambient screamrock?
Okay, the furry connection here’s just the band name, but they’re loud and fun. Enjoying the song Kaiju at the moment.
Punnies (Ends: 9/30/2014)
Intensely silly animal-pun illustrations by Lynn Hunter with a little poetry.
This is much better than it has any right to be!
Myre: The Beginning of A Journey (Ends: 9/17/2014)
Volume 1 of Alectorfencer‘s epic fantasy graphic novel series. Really one of those “see to believe things.”
Check my blog review for more….
Lizardbeth’s Patreon Campaign (Patreon ongoing funding)
Art and illustration from Lizardbeth, possibly with a reboot of the Broken Plot Device webcomic in the works!
Fabulous Foxy Furs (Ends: 8/27/2014)
A mom-and-pop couple making furry accessories with exotic faux furs from New York. More on Furaffinity.
Sonic the Comic Con (Ends: 8/16/2014)
British convention themed around Sonic: The Hedgehog: The Comic. Past goal!
Operation Alley Cat (Ends: 8/22/2014)
A very Secret of Nimhy 30-minute featurette of an orphan mouse and a dark underworld.
Hmm. Some of that sample artwork probably shouldn’t have made the cut. Still, good luck. Very Don Bluth!
The Fandom Project 1: Furries (Ends: 9/12/2014)
Part one of a six-part documentary project on major fandoms
High goal and +Flexible Funding is not a good combination, I’d like to see this one come back with a stronger business plan.
The Pen (Ends: 9/14/2014)
Animation: The dirty, dirty lives of a trio of teacup yorkies, of all things…
Werewolf: Full Moon Expansion (Ends: 8/16/2014)
There are *so* many Werewolf projects on Kickstarter…but this one has pretty artwork, so that’s a thing.
I haven’t quite figured out what draws people toward making this game sooo much more complicated.
Rise of the Draconids minis (Ends: 9/6/2014)
Little anthro dragon warriors for your tiny dragon warrior gaming needs
Steamy Chums (Ends: 8/31/2014)
Handmade designer animal toys with a steampunk aesthetic. Lots of foxes!
Gryphon Knight (Ends: 8/31/2014)
A sidescrolling shoot-em-up with warriors on gryphons.
The Clans: Saga of the Twins (Ends: 9/1/2014)
Comedic RPG featuring kitsune, cat-girls, and a few other standards…
Adonia: Age of Elementalists ()
a Trainer/fighting game, but with engagingly anthro beasties.
Corgies are Assholes website (Ends: 8/22/2014)
This ain’t getting funded, but it’s funny. Corgies: overrated jerks, or total asses? You be the judge.
Videos by Ace of Hearts (Patreon ongoing funding)
Fun podcasts and fursuit vids by Ace of Hearts Fox
Power our Tiger Cams (Ends: 8/19/2014): “Help us track the animals” projects are really common, but this one’s unusually well-done. Yay tigers!
…Just for fun
The Snow Dog (Ends: 8/9/2014): Children’s theater, a strange frozen story featuring a very intense-looking siberian husky!
Toteme (Ends: 8/31/2014): Quirky and elegant indie iphone/android game where YOU play a totem pole. Live the dream.
Raising the Profile of Video Game Music (Ends: 9/1/2014): An academic analysis of video game music.
Animal Fusion Café (Ends: 9/21/2014): It’s a petting zoo AND a coffee shop. I’m so there. Except it’s in Singapore. So slightly less so.
| What’s Corbeau Backing This Week?
Current crowdfunding dollars: an ongoing contribution to Lizbeth’s patreon, I’d love to see more of her fun webcomic. A few dollars toward “Widdershins,” a “comic featuring adventure, magic, time travel, and an excessive amount of baked goods.” And a few dollars toward Alectorfencer’s “Myre” as soon as I can convince Paypal I still exist, they don’t believe me anymore :(