M.C.A. Hogarth

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Micah

M.C.A. Hogarth, also known as Micah or Poomah (full name Maggie C. A. Hogarth‎, née M. de Alarcon), is a female artist and writer who lives in Florida, USA.[1]

Fandom involvement[edit]

M.C.A. Hogarth was a guest of honor at Midwest FurFest in 2003, and again in 2009. She is a greymuzzle, with her earliest known work appearing in Yarf! #0 in 1989.

Micah also built TKI&I Clothiers and Jewelers, a room on FurryMuck with over 200 descriptions of clothing and jewelry. Her Basilica on that muck later became the source for the roleplaying Muck Genesis, which she administrated until 1996.

Her avatar is a jaguar. She has invented several fantasy species, the Jokka,[2] the Ai-Naidar, and the Le'enle.

Art[edit]

Micah's art has appeared in fanzines, APAzines and various comic anthologies, including Anthropomorphine, Beauty of the Beasts, the Caffeine Quarterly, Centaur's Gatherum, The Ever-Changing Palace, Excursions, Foxes are Neat, Fox One, Furrlough, Gallery, Huzzah, Mythagoras, North American Fur, Pawprints, The Pelt, Wildlife and Yarf!.

She has also done illustrations for the World Tree RPG and a cover for the World Tree novel A Marriage of Insects.

Micah maintains a database of over 3200 sketches online at her website's art archive.

In 2013, Micah began a webcomic, The Three Jaguars.

Writing[edit]

Cover of Spots the Space Marine

Micah's short story In the Line of Duty was the winner of the 2003 Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction. Her short story 'Rosettes and Ribbons' appears in Sofawolf Press' Best in Show.

Additional short stories have appeared in Sofawolf Press's Anthrolations ('Butterfly' in #1, 'Dark Lighthouse' in #3 and 'The Blade to Your Hand' in #5). Other fiction also appeared in Yarf!, Pawprints, Morphic Tales and in general SF/F magazines Strange Horizons, The Leading Edge and Oceans of the Mind. Her stories about Alysha Forrest were collected and published as a book entitled Alysha's Fall by Cornwuff Press in 2000.

Her latest short fiction has been collected in two books, The Aphorisms of Kherishdar and The Admonishments of Kherishdar and concern a caste-based society of vaguely feline aliens, the Ai-Naidar. The first Jokka novel, The Worth of a Shell, was released in 2009. Her 2010 project is Spots the Space Marine, a serialized military SF novel. Her current releases and projects are detailed on her website's bibliography page.

"Space Marine" controversy[edit]

In mid-December, 2012, Games Workshop lodged a complaint with Amazon.com about Hogarth's novel Spots the Space Marine (a near-future military science fiction novel about real marines). Games Workshop indicated that the work infringed on their trademark of the words "space marine", and, as a result, Amazon blocked sales of the book.[3][4][5]

This led to an internet backlash from commentators such as Cory Doctorow[6] and the digital rights group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation,[7] who questioned the right of Games Workshop to trademark the term.[8] Subsequently, Spots the Space Marine reappeared on Amazon, and Games Workshop issued no further legal action.[9]</ref>

References[edit]

  1. M.C.A. Hogarth's profile on Twitter. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  2. Cheldzan Jokku' - Official website about the Jokka species. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  3. Update on Games Workshop’s Quarrel with Spots the Space Marine - entry on M.C.A. Hogarth's website. Posted January 3, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  4. Superheroes, space marines and lawyers get into trademark fight - Post on The Guardian. Posted 7 February 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  5. Row blows up over ownership of 'space marine' term - Post on the BBC online. Posted February 8 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  6. Games Workshop trademark bullying goes thermonuclear: now they say you can't use "space marine" in science fiction - post by Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing. Posted 11 February 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  7. Trademark Bully Thwarted: Spots the Space Marine Back Online - Post by Corynne McSherry on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website. Posted February 11, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  8. Games Workshop Space Marine Trademark Battle Erupts As Sci-Fi Fans Point To History - Post by Michael Rundle on the Huffington Post (UK) website. Posted February 11, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  9. The Return of Spots the Space Marine - entry on M.C.A. Hogarth's website. Posted February 16, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.

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