Nicholas Crotser

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Nicholas Crotser also known as Desmond Fox, SweettheSour or Ni2 is an American artist and illustrator currently living in Morton, Illinois.

Fandom involvement[edit]

Nick discovered the fandom in mid 2006 and joined Fur Affinity in 2007 under the name Ni2. He is an active artist on Weasyl and SoFurry as SweettheSour.

Using a Red Fox as his fursona, he publicly identifies as an agnostic and a Democratic Socialist. He is the main author and artist for the webcomic series Clan Rikier, former webmaster and co-host of Radio Free Housepets!, a massive fan of science fiction and Swing music, and a supporter of tolerance for all. He is fond of Art Deco, Retro-futurism, Science Fiction, and Surrealism, and many of his works feature his artistic preferences.


Radio Free Housepets![edit]

Nick co-created Radio Free Housepets! (then Housepets! Radio) with David Cramer in 2011. Though he and David both left the show in 2012, he still played a role in most of the operations of RFHP!, from site upkeep to episode production until January 19, 2013.

Art[edit]

Most of his characters are built upon complex geometric shapes. His art style is influenced by the works of Tim Burton, David Hopkins, John K., and Jhonen Vasquez. Nick is fond of Art Deco, Retro-futurism, Science Fiction, and Surrealism, and many of his original works feature his artistic preferences.

Popular Characters[edit]

Ambrosia - A red furred anthropomorphic female cat. Ambrosia has appeared as a herm on several occasions.

FiFi - A punky brown anthropomorphic female bat with large pink hair who fights (and/or seduces) supernatural creatures.

Koniko - A black and white anthropomorphic female husky, usually wearing a blue sleeveless top, a skirt, and pink legwarmers.


Major projects[edit]

Little House on the Ring (Comic 2003-2005), A Halo: CE based fan-comic.

Sam and Molly (Comic 2005-2009), Comedy based comic that follows the lives of Sam, a male anthropomorphic cat and Molly, a female anthropomorphic fox/cat hybrid.

Law of the Stars (Comic 2009), Science Fiction comic about a futuristic space war between anthropomorphic creatures and human beings. No complete copies are known to exist.

Harvest: Bloodmoon (Short Story 2009), fantasy/adventure story about a band of anthropomorphic adventurers on a quest to steal an item of untold power from a cruel dictator who would use the item to conquer the world. Set in medieval times. No copies are known to exist.

Red-Rocket, NV (Webcomic 2009-2010), Comedy based around two anthropomorphic dogs running a radio station. Set in a post-apocalyptic rural Nevada.

Clan Rikier (Webcomic 2017-), Webcomic focused on the life of an anthropomorphic dog "John Rikier" and his friends. Set in late 1980's Mid-Western America.

Radio Free Housepets! (Podcast 2011-2012) Podcast focused on anthropomorphic webcomics, with an emphasis on Rick Griffin's Housepets!.

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