Alex Vance

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Alex Vance in Amsterdam, 2007
Alex Vance (Khaki F. Dog) is a furry author, founder of the Bad Dog Books anthropomorphic publishing house, the furry fiction archive FurRag, and most notably, producer and author of the Heathen City series of graphic novels.

Bad Dog Books and FurRag[edit]

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In 2005, his frustration at the death of furry fiction periodicals of significance led him to found a publishing operation and its flagship product, the periodical erotic furry fiction anthology FANG, and later that year, with the aid of a friend, set up a furry fiction archive intended as a more general-purpose counterpart to Yiffstar. Yiffstar's admin Toumal provided some coding assistance. Since then he has been involved in Yiffstar's transition to SoFurry, most recently designing the new interface for SoFurry 2.0 dubbed "Espresso".


In early 2006, he began suffering from repetitive strain injury, causing him pain in his fingers which required him to substantially moderate his typing. He announced his intention to put FANG on indefinite hiatus in order to let his fingers heal. With the help of Ben Goodridge, he founded Bad Dog Books in July 2006 and resumed development of FANG, which also made its publishing services available to third-party authors interested in bringing their works to print.


Until the deterioration of his fingers, Alex was an avid writer. Between 2004 and 2005, he wrote nineteen chapters of a serial story called Maranatha, totalling nearly two hundred thousand words. Besides occasionally contributing stories of his own to FANG, his fiction has appeared in FurNation Magazine issues 9 & 10 and Heat volume 4 from Sofawolf Press. His new graphic novel Heathen City, illustrated by Ayato, Distasty, Krahnos, Charha and Fel, was released on June 26 2008, with the subsequent issues released annually thereafter.


Alex attended Further Confusion 2008, where he gave a series of four writing panels, continuing the Bad Dog Boot Camp panel started by Ben Goodridge at Anthrocon 2007. He also appeared at Eurofurence 18 in 2012, where he presented the talk "How to Trick Your Audience into Thinking your Story is Good", and Rusfurrence 2013, where he was the guest of honor.

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