Furfunding Week in Review: 9-21-14
This week’s illustration is from the children’s graphic novel, “Fetch: An Odyssey“
It’s been a quiet week in Lake Woebegon, not a lot of projects really “popping” so far as a high anthropomorphic content goes. The only one that really stands out to me, and it’s a bit off topic, is “Fetch,” which hits a lot of furry buttons without really feeling like a furry project. It’s a novel about a little girl who loses her dog, and braves the Greek Gods to find him. Kind of a twist on The Aeniad and the story of Orpheus rescuing his beloved from Hades, but with a dangerously plucky little girl.
There’s also an absolutely, unreasonably buff plush fox. I’m finding myself a little distracted by him, but I’m easily distracted by skimpy little shorts. I was going to say he’s ripped, but it seems like that’s literally true at least once.
I’m a big fan of mythology, and generally pro-graphic-novels-for-kids, so I like this one immensely!
No new reviews this week, and the projects are a bit less relevant overall, but there’s still some good stuff to look over!
The 2015 Cut Paper Art Calendar (Ends: 10/3/2014)
These gently Asian-inspired animal art cut paper calendars never fail to amaze me. Old style Japanese woodcuts, and a little Miyazaki.
Sanara: Journey to Terracana (Ends: 10/11/2014)
An illustrated ‘Child trapped in magical land’ novel. But with corgies and anthro cats, so there’s lots to love.
Travel Buddies Adventures (Ends: 10/8/2014)
Two friendly bears on an educational quest, illustrated by Animaniacs artist James Peebles
So, I really love the artwork on this, it’s charming and a little snarky. But there’s not a single dollar pledged? Mr Peebles must not be pushing at all for this. Come on, at least Mom should have chipped in.
The Restricted Adventures of Raja the Cat (Ends: 10/19/2014)
An educational graphic novel/ebook for kids focusing on empathy, teleporting cats, tall alien feline morphs.
Video rambles a lot, as if the funder was trying to sell the concept of empathy. Is that a product? Skip forward to 1:29 if you just want cats.
Fetch: An Odyssey (Ends: 10/11/2014)
A young girl goes to save her dog from the Greek underworld (with the help of a really, really buff plush fox) in this reworking of an ancient myth.
Graphic novel therepy for a little girl who lost her dog, but really awesome therapy. That’s an unreasonably muscular fox.
Who Needs the Moon? (Ends: 11/2/2014)
Vampires vs. Werewolves is kind of overplayed right now, but these are gangly and awkward werewolves.
Suncatcher Craft Eyes (Ends: 10/20/2014)
A wide variety of glass eyes for crafters
Feral: Cat Simulator (Ends: 10/31/2014)
An open-world survival game, wherein housecats are played
Ponyplay (Offbeater Voting Period)
A ponyplay calendar collection. Amazing costumes, where anthropomorphics intersect with leather and BDSM.
Paw Coins: Furry pendant coins (Not yet launched): A collection of dog tag style coins by (or organized by) Melskunk
Gene Storm (Not yet launched): A sci-fi role-playing game work in process by Patpahootie, with amazing B&W art.
…Just For Fun
Fragile Rock: Emo Puppet Band (Ends: 10/15/2014): From the mind behind 2000s faux German band ‘Neu Tickles’ comes Fragile Rock. Oh. It’s from Austin. I can’t say I’m totally surprised.
Coach Leo Pilot (Ends: 10/16/2014): Kid’s educational program featuring the most awkward-looking mascot lion ever. He looks so worried, so unsure. Poor guy.
| What’s Corbeau Backing This Week?
Foxfunding a copy of “Fetch,” which isn’t much of a surprise. Lately I’ve been listening to a comic book podcast with a great sense of humor, where two comic industry professionals do their best to explain The X-Men continuity. “Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men” is a lot of fun, and I’m happy to chip in in some tiny way to their Patreon.