Eric W. Schwartz
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Creator of Amy the Squirrel, Sabrina the Skunkette, Tabitha (Sabrina's little sister), R.C. Raccoon, Sheila Vixen, Tammy Vixen, Clarisse Cat, Carli Chinchilla, Darke Katt and a few others; and the webcomic Sabrina Online. He is also one of the most well-known and vocal activists for the Amiga operating system.
Eric's art has been published in multiple publications (beginning with Sabrina at See-CAD), and he also produces his own portfolios. He has also produced a number of furry animations of varying lengths.
Amy the Squirrel is the oldest character developed by Eric. Used in his original Amiga animations, she became known as the unofficial mascot of Amiga in 1992. Her first appearence in a full length animation was in 1993, in a short called A Walk in the Park.. Other animations include three At the Movies shorts. When the Sabrina Online comic was created, Eric toned down her sexulity and made her Sabrina's Roommate. She later married to Thomas Wolfe, a character created by Michael Higgs. She and Thomas have a child, named Timmy.
Sabrina, also called Sabrina the Skunk, is the main character in Eric's Sabrina Online webcomic. A nerdy skunk, and Amiga enthusiast, she becomes the head web designer for the Double Z Studios, and works under Zig Zag. Both the location and the character were also created by Max Black Rabbit. She became girlfriend to R.C. Racoon after meeting on an IRC network. Sabrina is fetured in two of his animations, the first being Plight of the Artist, and the second being Remote Possibilities. Sabrina can be seen in the background of At the Movies 3.
Clarisse Cat is yet another one of Eric's many characters. In fact, along with Amy the Squirrel, she is one of his originals. She has short blonde hair, mostly orange fur with peach secondary fur, face-to-tummy and slipper-pattern feet, and wears a cerise pink T-shirt (matching her nose).
Tammy Vixen is Sheila Vixen's younger sister, another of Eric's characters.
Tammy's boyfriend was based on Eric's pet dog, Tor. When Tor passed away in 1998, Eric stopped drawing Tammy in response. (One of the pictures Eric did to commemorate his pet has Tammy at Tor's grave.)
Eric is believed by some to be one and the same as the erotic toon artist TDK, and the struggle to prove the truth or otherwise of this assertion was for a while an extensive back-and-forth, involving Fans and Furs versus (mostly) anti-furries on forums such as Portal of Evil, CYD, and 4chan.
- Official Website
- Jumpgate Magazine Interview
- Amiga Animations - features Eric's work, amongst others, viewable via Java applet.
- Fur After Dark Art Gallery
- The Unofficial Eric Schwartz Archive
- Eric's FurAffinity site
- Eric's VCL page