- Age: 23
- Gender: Male
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Single
A Brief History of Jive
The guy behind Jive Guru initially stumbled upon the furry fandom when he discovered a website called the Jab Archives. He had visited it for a long time and over time a few different versions it began to introduce a strange new genre of art to him. Furry Art.
After some time, on a whim, he decided to try his hand at creating his own Furry character. A few rough characters were drawn, but one stood out. A Squirrel character, who after some slight changes became Scarlet Squirrel, unbeknownst to him at the time she would become his signature character.
He entered a Mascot drawing contest at Jabarchives.com, but like so many others he choose to sign his work under a pen name. "Jive Guru" was settled upon after hearing one of his favorite bands 'Badly Drawn Boy' sing the lyrics "Your the Jive Guru" so indeed at the time he simply wrote it down. To his suprise he actually qualified in the contest. Not first place overall, but first place in the "G" rated section of the contest.
A few months later a Forum was added to TJA and Jive signed up. His initial Avatar was a tiny 100x100 pixel version of Scarlet and it was pointed out that she was neat. After a little while of hearing this repeatedly Jive decided to post up a larger picture of the Squirrel girl in the Show-Off section of the forums and her popularity was almost instantaneous.
That same thread exists even now, the largest thread on the whole of the Forum, if only because of all the localized new art and awesome fan art Jive began to recieve over the natural course of time. After a few months Jive Guru became a Moderator at the TJA forums, and shortly after his first full year there Jive became a featured Artist for TJA Lite, a gallery based section of the Website.