Blotch

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Blotch, aka screwbald (derived from "skewbald" and "screwball"), is the alias of the collaborative works between the artists Kenket and BlackTeagan, one sketching and the other painting.[1] The character "Blotch" is personified as a male leopard.

Blotch have attended many conventions, including Further Confusion, Anthrocon, EuroFurence and Midwest Furfest, where 'he' sells prints and original sketches, and has been Guest of Honor at FA: United 2007, Oklacon 2007, Rocky Mountain Fur Con 2008, Further Confusion 2011, ConFurgence 2014, and Furry Fiesta 2014.

Blotch won the 2007 Ursa Major Award for Best Published Illustration, for the cover of FA:United's conbook. In 2008, Blotch won two other Ursa Major Awards for Best Published Illustration for the cover of EuroFurence 14's conbook cover, and another for Best Other Literary Work for the Dog's Days of Summer graphic novel. Blotch again won Best Published Illustration in 2009 (for the Cover of Kyell Gold's novel, Out of Position) and 2013 (for the cover of Kyell Gold's Divisions).

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The Blotch team officially started working together since August 2006. Together they contributed artwork to the multi-artist calendar Wish You Were Here, as well as the Werewolf Calendar for 2012, many Sofawolf Press publications, such as Heat, New Fables, cover and interior illustrations for Kyell Gold's novels Out of Position and Isolation Play, and several cards for the Wild Cat Card Deck and the Endangered Ark, among other projects.

Blotch also created Dog's Days of Summer, an interactive webcomic that ran through Summer 2007, and was printed by Sofawolf Press in Summer 2008.[2] In April 2008 and during Anthrocon 2008 it was announced that a prequel would be released called First Time for Everything.[3]

In Spring 2009, Blotch announced working on a new graphic novel, Nordguard. The first part of what has been envisaged as a three part series is called Across Thin Ice. The first book is 75 pages printed in full color, and was released at Anthrocon 2011. The comic has received positive reviews both within the furry fandom,[4][5] and without. IGN rated "Across Thin Ice" an 8/10 in a review from July 2011.[6] The graphic novel is available in comic book stores across the USA, Canada and Europe.

As of January 2012, the Blotch duo were working on the second instalment of Nordguard, to be tentatively released in summer 2013.[7] In June 2013, Blotch announced that this date would be missed,[8] and by February 2014 Kenket and BlackTeagan were working separately.[9]

References[edit]

  1. untitled document (webpage about Blotch). Retrieved 2007 May 23.
  2. Dog's Days Publication Announcement. Retrieved 2007 December 22.
  3. First Time for Everything! - Diego (13 April 2008)
  4. Book Review: Nordguard: Across Thin Ice - Earl Z. Madness, Furry News Network (18 July 2011)
  5. Review: Nordguard: Across Thin Ice, by Tess Garman & Teagan Gavet - Fred Patten, Flayrah (28 July 2011)
  6. Nordguard Book One: Across Thin Ice Review - Jack DeVries, IGN (27 July 2011)
  7. Nordguard FAQ
  8. Under Dark Skies, Nordguard website (20 June 2013)
  9. Room Party Preorders! & Hiatus - Blotch, Fur Affinity (3 February 2014)

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