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Scott Malcomson, also known as Roy Calbeck, and Roy Kerensky in Second Life, is a furry artist, MilFur, former Burned Fur, and a perennial candidate for governor of Arizona under the Reform Party ticket, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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Scott obtained 8,371 votes in 1998 on a $1,000 Reform Party campaign by participating in numerous debate forums including the final televised debates. Arizona's biggest newspaper, The Arizona Republic, lauded Scott's straightforward approach to politics, stating that:
|...his inability to obfuscate does not portend a bright political future". His campaign motto was, and is, "Ethics, Economy, Education|
His no-budget campaign failed, but proved to party members his commitment and debating skills. When Pat Buchanan and his followers took over the Reform Party in 2000, Scott became an outspoken opponent of Buchanan, conducting research and writing articles denouncing the conduct of the Buchanan campaign, such as the attempt to stuff the primary ballot box with 500,000 non-qualifying ballots. He served as a Delegate to the 2000 National Convention, representing Arizona.
In 2001, Scott was elected Secretary of the Arizona Reform Party. He represented the state when the party's anti-Buchanan leadership met in Kansas City on the St. Patrick's Day weekend, and was one of the key contributors to the "Drive Out the Snakes" resolution which united the party's normally-fractious factions in opposition to the remaining Buchanan forces.
When the party held its National Convention in 2002, Scott once again represented Arizona as a Delegate, speaking out several times on the floor to denounce Buchananist rule-breaking, and call for a return to the party's original ideals of streamlined government and fiscal responsibility. The Convention ousted the last of the Buchanan holdouts at the national level.
The discovery of a wealth of anthropomorphic comics in the quarter bins of an El Paso, Texas, comic book shop was Scott's introduction to furry fandom in early 1989. As this was during his tour of duty in the Army, he found the extra cash needed to amass a truly impressive comic collection from the bins, but found that virtually none of the books were still being published, as their creators called it quits when the black-and-white comics market went bust in the late 1990s.
A horse fan at heart, Scott was gratified to find that Jim Groat's GraphXPress, publisher of Red Shetland, was still up and running, still putting out issues, and decided to help the enterprise.
He struck up a correspondence with Jim, eventually meeting at the 1990 San Diego Comic Con where he pledged $1,000 to the Red Shetland Animation Project, a project to port the comic series into a possible animated series. Eventually he was invited to Jim's home in Tucson, where Scott became a regular visitor to (and over the years, a member of) the Arizona Tucson Mob.
Scott Malcomson was the founder and chairman of the furry convention ZonieCon during its short-lived run from 1998-2002. He attempted to resurrect the convention for 2011, but the event was finally cancelled in May of that year.
Scott's choice of character, and unicorn named Roy Calbeck, was directly meant to be a foil to Joy Riddle's "Harry Horsemage". Where Harry was genteel, self-deprecating, and a clove-smoker, Roy was an ex-military roustabout alcoholic who enjoyed the odd cigar and a hot game of poker.
Roy has served for over a decade as Scott's preferred role-playing alter-ego, both in and out of furry fandom. Scott's fursona on Second Life is named Roy Kerensky.
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Joy Riddle is the person to blame for Scott becoming a furry artist. Joy had already become involved in interactive storytelling on the BBSes of the day, and at one point demanded that Scott join the Dallas Brawl, home to some fifty cartoonists. It was at the Brawl where all their characters all interacted, usually to the effect of throwing pies or nuclear warheads at each other.
Scott protested, citing his lousy art skills, at which Joy scoffed, remarking that not only did Scott's even lousier puns belong in the Brawl, but that one of the major players drew a stick figure as a main persona. Excuses exhausted, Scott submitted an introductory cartoon to Mel. White, the editor. At some point he became a member of Rowrbrazzle, and for a brief period contributed to the fandom's original interactive zap'zine,[clarify] Bizarre Wars.
Rising Phoenix Comics Group
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Throughout his Army tour, and four years of college following his discharge, Scott continued to assist GraphXpress financially, going so far once as to attempt to create an umbrella corporation backed by "angel capital" in order to give a hand up to not only GraphXpress, but also dozens of other independent artists and small-press publishers.
This attempt, under the working title of Rising Phoenix Comics Group, came close to succeeding: every group of venture capitalists he made his pitch to liked the idea and wanted to see it developed. However, none of them was willing to be the first investor, and Scott was not able to raise the necessary minimum initial capital needed to trigger larger investments. "RPCG" was ultimately shelved when his financial ability to pursue further contacts ran dry.
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- Malcontent Central - Scott Malcomson's official homepage
- Roy Calbeck on deviantART
- Roy Calbeck on Fur Affinity
- Scott Malcomson on VCL
- Scott Malcomson on the Yerf Historical Archive
- Roy Calbeck's profile on the Fur Affinity Forums
- Windmills and Lances - Scott's Livejournal
- Roy Calbeck on Steam