Carmen K. Welsh Jr.

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Carmen K. Welsh Jr., also known as CopperSphinx, The Angry Goblin, or Kayfey, is a furry artist and writer who lives in Miami, Florida, U.S.A.[1]


Carmen's "furriness" began in pre-kindergarten when she wrote and illustrated her own book, Cat the Bat,[2] which soon led to a comic-panel sci-fi series about a crew of felines in outer space. Later stories led to superhero dogs, fantasy cats, and other creatures, beings both real and imagined. Often she would draw a character and then write their back-story.

Carmen's influences and interests include mythology, fables, 1960s suspense tales, history, sociology, science, technology, required reading in school, science fiction/fantasy (both films and books), foreign films, indie films, young-adult novels, illustrated children's books, comic books, comic strips, and graphic novels). She is also fond of Japanese manga and other Asian-related media.

Carmen also attends Sci-Fi conventions.

Published works[edit]

Carmen is a member of the Furry Writers' Guild, and her written works have appeared in several publications:[2]

  • PawPrints Fanzine (Su Ling, Spring 2000; The Merchant's Daughter, Fall 2001)
  • Fur Visions (The Contract, issue 28, 2005; I Guard the Gate, annual themeless issue 33, 2005)
  • Anthro (White Ministrant, #12, Jul/Aug 2007; Firefly Crown, #28 Mar/Apr 2010)

I Guard the Gate was also read aloud in the Anthrodreams podcast of July 19, 2010.

Publications featuring Carmen's artwork include:

  • Fur Visions: Issues 31 and 32, 2005
  • Anthro #15: Jan/Feb 2008 - High Priest Domin (cover art)
  • ANTHROlogy Volume Two (interior illustration to White Ministrant)


  1. Carmen Welsh Jr.'s profile on Retrieved May 22, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Carmen K. Welsh Jr.'s biography on the Furry Writers' Guild. Retrieved May 22, 2012

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