Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic General Literary Work

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The Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic General Literary Work was first awarded in 2001. It honors story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and convention program books. From the 2001 to 2022 iterations, it was named as Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work.

List[edit]

2001[edit]

  1. "The Collected Tall Tails: Thieves' Quest, vol. 1", by J. D. Calderon & Daphne Lage. DreamWeaver Press, December 2001. (Comic book collection)
  2. "Havoc Inc. V.1, Risky Business", by Mark Barnard & Terrie Smith. Radio Comix, January 2001. (Comic book collection)
  3. "I Love You, Because You're You", by Liza Baker, illustrated by David M. McPhail. Cartwheel Books, October 2001. (Children's picture book)
  4. "The Sound & the Furry: The Complete Hoka Stories", by Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson. Science Fiction Book Club, April 2001. (Collection of short stories & one novel)
  5. "Tales of Perissa", by Brock Hoagland. United Publications, July 2001. (Collection of short stories)

2002[edit]

  1. Fornax: Outtakes from a Recording Studio, by Gary Akins, Jr. Fauxpaw Productions, July 2002.
  2. A Search for Meaning: The Story of Rex, color edition, by Michel Gagne. Gagne International Press, May 2002. (Children's picture book.)
  3. Three Fingers, by Rich Koslowski. Top Shelf Productions, July 2002. (Cartoon art novel)
  4. Ozy and Millie IV: Authentic Banana Dye, by David Simpson. Plan Nine Publishing, November 2002. (Comic strip collection)
  5. Breaking the Ice: Stories from New Tibet, edited by Tim Susman. Sofawolf Press, January 2002. (Collection of short stories)

Other works listed in the ARR/VL for Other Literary Works[edit]

  • The Alley Cat's Meow, by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Jon Goodell. Harcourt, Inc., October 2002. (Children's picture book)
  • The Founding of the Commonwealth, by Alan Dean Foster. Science Fiction Book Club, February 2002. (Collection of three novels)
  • Zed. Vol. 1, by Michel Gagne. Gagne International Press, May 2002. (Comic book collection)
  • Howard the Duck (Volume 2), by Steve Gerber (story), Phil Winslade & Glenn Fabry w/Garry Leach (art). Marvel Comics, September 2002. (Comic book collection)
  • The Collected Skunkworks, by James M. Hardiman. Radio Comix, September 2002. (Comic book collection)
  • Tank Vixens: Divine Collection, by Paul Kidd (story) & Mike Sagara (art). United Publications, October 2002. (Comic book collection)
  • Micawber, by John Lithgow, illustrated by C. F. Payne. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Children, October 2002. (Children's picture book)

2003[edit]

  1. Arctic Nation, by Juan Diaz Canales (story) & Juanjo Guarnido (art). (Blacksad vol. 2) (Dargaud, March 2003; graphic art novel)
  2. The Art of "Herbie", by Herbie. (Sofawolf Press, July 2003; art book)
  3. Best in Show: Fifteen Years of Outstanding Furry Fiction, edited by Fred Patten. (Sofawolf Press, July 2003; short story anthology)
  4. Blacksad, by Juan Diaz Canales (story) & Juanjo Guarnido (art) [English translation]. (Blacksad vol. 1) (iBooks, December 2003; graphic art novel)
  5. Carrots and Sticks, by Bill Holbrook. (Kevin & Kell vol. 8). (Plan Nine Publishing, August 2003; comic strip collection)
  6. Faux Pas: Book 1, by Robert & Margaret Carspecken. (Plan Nine Publishing, November 2003; comic strip collection)
  7. Moreau Omnibus: Forests of the Night, Emperors of the Twilight, Specters of the Dawn, by S. Andrew Swann. (DAW Books, August 2003; collection of three novels)

Other works listed in the ARR/VL for Other Literary Works[edit]

  • Friends of a Feather: One of Life's Little Fables, by Bill Cosby, illustrated by Erika Cosby. (HarperEntertainment, May 2003; children's picture book)
  • Mutant, Texas: Tales of Sheriff Ida Red, by Paul Dini (story) and J. Bone (art). (Oni Press, April 2003; comic book collection)
  • We All Came Out to Mantra, by Thomas K. Dye. (Newshounds vol. 4) (Plan Nine Publishing, March 2003; comic strip collection)
  • The Courageous Princess: Masterpiece Edition, by Rod Espinosa. (Antarctic Press, July 2003; comic book collection)
  • Cigarro & Cerveja: Round 1, by Tony Esteves. (Tony Esteves, July 2003; comic strip collection)
  • Dandy & Company: Out of the Doghouse, by Derrick Fish. (Big Pond Comics, June 2003; comic strip collection)
  • The Towers of Numar, by Michel Gagne. (Gagne International Press, June 2003; children's picture book)
  • Half Human, Half Animal: Tales of Werewolves and Related Creatures, by Jamie Hall. (1stBooks Library, July 2003; survey of shapeshifters of all species from mythology to modern popular culture)
  • The RHJunior 2003 Super CD, by Ralph Hayes, Jr. (RHJunior Productions, May 2003; CD collection of Internet comic strips)
  • Herobear and the Kid: The Inheritance, by Mike Kunkel. (Astonish Comics, March 2003; comic book collection)
  • I'm a Manatee, by John Lithgow, illustrated by Ard Hoyt. (Simon & Schuster Childrens Book Publishers, September 2003; children's picture book)
  • Dinosailors, by Deb Lund, illustrated by Howard Fine. (Harcourt Children's Books, September 2003; children's picture book)
  • Who's Got Game? The Lion or the Mouse?, by Toni & Slade Morrison, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre. (Scribner, September 2003; children's picture book)
  • The Firebringer Trilogy, by Meredith Ann Pierce. (Science Fiction Book Club, May 2003; collection of Birth of the Firebringer, Dark Moon and The Son of Summer Stars)
  • The Perfect Crime, by Fara Shimbo. (Shimbo's Klysadel.net website, December 2003; text/graphic art novel) (http://klysadel.net/klysadel/perfectcrime/Page0.html)
  • Vincent et Van Gogh, by Gradimir Smudja. (Delcourt, January 24, 2003; graphic novel)
  • L'accelerateur Atomique, by Lewis Trondheim. (Les formidables aventures de Lapinot, vol. 9) (Dargaud, January 2003; graphic art novel)
  • Fables: Animal Farm, by Bill Willingham (writer), Mark Buckingham (penciller) & Steve Leialoha (inker). (Vertigo/DC Comics, July 2003; comic book collection)

2004[edit]

  • Arctic Nation, by Juan Diaz Canales (story) & Juanjo Guarnido (art) [English translation]. (Blacksad vol. 2) (iBooks, March 2004; graphic art novel)
  • The RHJunior 2004 Super CD, by Ralph Hayes, Jr. (RHJunior Productions, August 2004; CD collection of Internet comic strips)
  • Associated Student Bodies Yearbook, by Lance Rund & Chris McKinley. (Rabbit Valley Comics, April 2004; graphic art novel)
  • The Art of Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai. (Dark Horse Books, December 2004; graphic art collection)
  • Bone [One Volume Edition], by Jeff Smith. (Cartoon Books, July 2004; graphic art novel)

2005[edit]

  • Tales of the Questor, Volume 1 [color edition], by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (Lulu.com, April; comic strip collection)
  • Sythry's Journal, by Bard Bloom. (Live Journal, entries (January 1 {Seeks-Leather-Skillets [22 Thory 4261]} to December 28 {No Party For Me [3 Consimbs 4261]}); fictional blog)
  • Why Coyotes Howl, by Watts Martin. (Sofawolf Press, January; short story collection)
  • Dragons of Forest Keep, by Peter Ping (Internet; serial)
  • Digger (volume 1), by Ursula Vernon. (Sofawolf Press, July; comic strip collection)

2006[edit]

  • ANTHROlogy One, edited by Quentin Long
  • Digger, Volume 2, by Ursula Vernon
  • A Doemain of Our Own, Volume 1, by Susan Rankin
  • Gene Catlow, Volume 1, by Albert Temple
  • Tai-Pan: Skulduggery, edited by Gene Breshears
  • Tofu Knights: Ozy and Millie, 2004 - 2005, by D. C. Simpson

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

  • Draw Furries: How to Create Anthropomorphic and Fantasy Animals, by Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges, published by Impact
  • Bloom County – The Complete Collection, Volume 1, by Berke Breathed, published by Idea & Design Works
  • The First Book of Lapism, by Phil Geusz, published by Anthro Press
  • Who are the furries? by Denise Winterman, from BBC News
  • X, edited by Kyell Gold, published by Sofawolf Press

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

  • winner: Slightly Damned, Book One by Sarah "Chu" Wilson.

Also nominated were:

  • Housepets! Can Be Real Ladykillers (Book 3), by Rick Griffin.
  • The Werewolf Calendar, 2012, multiple artists.
  • The Ursa Major Awards Anthology, edited by Fred Patten.
  • The Streets of His City & Other Stories, by Alflor Aalto.

2013[edit]

Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and convention program books.
  • winner: Slightly Damned, Book 2, by Sarah “Chu” Wilson (comic strip collection, self-published, May 1)

Also nominated were:

  • Digger: The Complete Omnibus Edition, by Ursula Vernon (comic strip collection, Sofawolf Press, November 15)
  • Dogs of War, by Shiela Keenan (story) & Nathan Fox (art) (illustrated comic book novel, Scholastic/Graphix, October 29)
  • Housepets! Are Gonna Sniff Everybody (Housepets! Book 4), by Rick Griffin (comic strip collection, CreateSpace, July 25)
  • My Little Pony Annual 2013, by various (comic book annual, IDW Publishing, October 30)
  • The Werewolf Calendar 2013, by various (calendar, The Werewolf Calendar, January 17)

2014[edit]

Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and convention program books.

The runners-up were:

  1. Abandoned Places, edited by Tarl Hoch. (FurPlanet, December)
  2. The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo, by various. (Dark Horse Books, July 23)
  3. Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Productions, anthology, January 16)
  4. Tales From the Guild: Music To Your Ears, edited by AnthroAquatic (Rabbit Valley Books, anthology, September)

2015[edit]

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2017[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

2020[edit]

2021[edit]

2022[edit]

  • Runners-Up (in descending number of votes)

2023[edit]

Awarded as "Best General Literary Work"


Ursa Major Award winners for Best General Literary Work
The Sound & the Furry: The Complete Hoka Stories (2001) · Ozy and Millie IV: Authentic Banana Dye (2002) · Best in Show: Fifteen Years of Outstanding Furry Fiction (2003) · The Art of Usagi Yojimbo (2004) · Tales of the Questor, Volume 1 (2005) · A Doemain of Our Own, Vol. 1 (2006) · All the Newshounds Fit to Print (2007) · Dog's Days of Summer (2008) · Draw Furries: How to Create Anthropomorphic and Fantasy Animals (2009) · Fur-Piled #4 (2010)  · Nordguard Book One (2011)  · Slighty Damned Book One (2012)  · Slightly Damned Book Two (2013)  · Blacksad: Amarillo (2014)  · Furries Among Us; Essays on Furries by the most Prominent Members of the Fandom (2015)  · Gods With Fur (2016)  · Dogs of War (2017)  · What the Fox?! (2018)  · FANG (2019)  · Difursity: Stories by Furries of Color (2020)  · Awoo!: Volume 1 (2021)  · Circles: Volume 4 (2022)  · Gnoll Tales (2023)