Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard Boiled Shaman
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Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard Boiled Shaman are a series of comics about a fictional shaman in Siberia mostly by Terry LaBan.
Of furry interest is that various animals (and animal spirits) talk to Muktuk:
- in Cud #7: three foxes talk with Muktuk. And a being that looks like a feral fox tells Muktuk that "I'm not really a fox. I'm Oona's spirit guide" (Oona is the name of a young woman in the village with Muktuk's latest job/mystery)
- in Cud Comics #3: Muktuk body has been taken over by the sprit of a deceased shaman, so Muktuk finds the nearest available body (that of a mouse) and takes over the body of the mouse. Muktuk mouse goes under ground to find a raven animal spirit (apparently named Raven) who owes him. A group of four animal spirits are anthropomorphic and talk, wear clothes, have humanoid hands, have a small fire (for light) and bowls. Raven shows up and is also anthropomorphic.
- in Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard Boiled Shaman: The Spirit of Boo: Muktuk wants to recruit some animal helpers and eight animals show up (including a bear), but only the weasel (with white winter fur) is interested based on the pay that Muktuk offers. Muktuk asks the weasel the impersonate a wolf spirit, so weasel goes into bushes and 3 panels later re-appears and Muktuk thinks it is "the perfect image of a spirit wolf".
- also in The Spirit of Boo: Muktuk talks with Sakha, his reindeer, then sadly sacrifices Sakha so he can ask sky god Bai Ulgan for urgent needed help, and both of their spirits travel up and they talk a bit more and weasel accompanies them so he can advise Muktuk on how to be careful so he isn't obliterated by the sky god.
- Muktuk Wolf'sBreath Hard-Boiled Shaman, inside Cud #1 (1992, Fantagraphics Books by Terry.
- Muktuk Wolf'sBreath Hard-Boiled Shaman in "Three Kinds of Fox" inside Cud #7 (1994, Fantagraphics Books by Terry.
- Muktuk Wolfsbreath Hard-Boiled Shaman, inside Cud Comics #3 (1996, Dark Horse Comics) by Terry.
- Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard-Boiled Shaman #1-3 (1998, Vertigo Comics) written by Terry, art by Steve Parkhouse and colored by Noelle C. Giddings.
- Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard Boiled Shaman online preview
- Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard Boiled Shaman: The Spirit of Boo (2012, self-published Talk To The Hand Publications)
- Muktuk Wolfsbreath: Hard-Boiled Shaman cover gallery (published by Vertigo) at comicbookdb.com
- Muktuk Wolfsbreath, Hard Boiled Shaman: The Spirit of Boo (cover gallery) at comicbookdb.com