Skunk (comic)

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Front cover of Skunk, depicting A Dream Cum True.

Skunk is a black and white one-shot comic published by MU Press in 1993, which featured satirical jabs at the fandom (the title itself was short for the anti-furry slur, "skunkfucker").[1]

History[edit]

It was edited by Edd Vick and featured strips by Donna Barr, Roberta Gregory, Chuck Melville (who also helped with production), and Colin Upton, with a cover by artist Tom Verre and back cover by Marc Schirmeister.

Backlash[edit]

The release of the comic drew criticism as it was penned in the same satirical vein as Shawn Keller's Horrifying Look at the Furries.

The Fur Flies To France[edit]

One particular strip that was criticized was Colin Upton's "The Fur Flies To France", concerning the roman à clef misadventures of a boorish American comic artist called "the Goat" - a barely disguised anthropomorphic version of Jim Groat - who acts like an idiot abroad and runs into trouble with French customs.

The strip was based on a true story.[2]

References[edit]

  1. Review and excerpted images at Pressed Fur
  2. "The World's Biggest Comic Book Convention" - LiveJournal post by Edd Vick regarding the 1992 Angoulême International Comics Festival (26 January 2007)