This paragraph in particular I think could do with some expanding:
The underground comics culture gave rise to a wave of independent black and white comics in the 1980s. It was during this time that many of the first proto-furry comics and APAzines began to appear. Steve Galacci's Albedo, Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, and Reed Waller's Omaha the Cat Dancer were among them, many of them now considered to be cornerstones of what was still becoming the furry fandom.
I think that Steve Gallacci and Omaha the Cat Dancer deserve a lot more in the way of credit than just a namedrop but that information is outside my sphere of expertise. I could do a bit of homework after I finish the rest of the article (which is going to focus more on the creation of furry art, link to hell of tutorials, etcetera) if nobody else feels sassy enough to take it on, though. --Rootdown 22:57, 27 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Hey, this is looking great so far. The writing tone is especially good and to my eyes, is doing a good job of capturing the encylopedic/academic voice.
Super Nitpick Power, item #1: Starfox should be attributed to Nintendo, who owns the IP and characters. Rare merely handled development duties for one game to bear the Starfox title, Starfox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet on the Nintendo Gamecube. Also, an excellent example of a heavily "furry" videogame series that is probably even more visible than Starfox to many is Sly Cooper franchise, by developer Sucker Punch. -- ToyDragon(talk)
- In point of fact, the original version of this article had Sly Cooper instead of Star Fox, I just changed it because there's already a huge Star Fox article to link to. --Rootdown 23:07, 27 Aug 2005 (UTC)
tutorials, books, and other resources
The links in that section was just a list of what I knew about offhand and the books that I most highly recommend (except for the jack hamm book, my own opinion is that it's pretty worthless but I know it's a popular recommendation), it's by no means exhaustive list of resources. I know of a few other more general drawing tutorial sites online that aren't so photoshop-centric but I have to chase around for them to find them, and ask some more knowledgable friends about their recommendations for books and tutes and so on, too.
Basically what I'm trying to say here is if anyone reading this has more suggestions for books or whatever, please do add them in.
I have one more section to add but like I said, I'm done for the moment because my girlfriend wants to go out, so I'll finish it later. --Rootdown 00:44, 28 Aug 2005 (UTC)
A suggestion - rather than listing on-line furry art galleries individually, why not just have a link to Category:Art archives? The same can be done for the Furry artist page. Tevildo 23:01, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
- That would work . . . if we had entries for all the art archives! The trouble is, we don't, so we currently need the lists (unless you have a better solution - maybe you could make all the articles :-). --GreenReaper(talk) 00:03, 5 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Okay, we need to find a clean, crisp, colored, and generally well-done image for use in this likely popular article. The art on the hyenorse is good, but it's a poor scan/picture and only a sketch. Just my 2 cents. Spaz Kitty 23:34, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
The Comics Code Authority and Underground comics as the creation/existence of Furry art?
I haven’t heard or seen any study, references, or publications that Underground comic were the reason of the creation or original existence of furry art (use of funny animals and "furry" characters predates the underground era by many, many years: Pogo, Animal Comics, Atomic Mouse, Taffy, Funny Folks, America'S Funniest Comics, Walt Disney Comics, Atomic Bunny, Funny Animals (comic), Hoppy the Marvel Bunny, etc), And that it was an excuse to circumvent the Comics Code Authority (CCA) restrictions is quite a novel concept, and definitely wrong.
Quite verifiably wrong and debunkable. Any perusal of books and/or articles relating to the Comic Code Authority findings and Underground comics does not bring up, or claim, this "historical" angle. That furry characters/funny animals were used in lieu of humans in underground media creation is well documented, but not the reason of the fandom's art origin.
- The Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency
- The book Seduction of the Innocent by Fredric Wertham
- Underground comix (1982-present section)
- the APA Vootie Wikifur article
- And specially the Furry fandom history articles here and on Wikipedia (the Furry fandom history)