Comics Buyer's Guide
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Comics Buyer's Guide (CBG) is a periodical reporting on the comic book industry. At least two issues of CBG have focused on furry comics. One was issue #1260, 1998 January 9. Another was issue #1379, 2000 April 21.
Furry content in #1260
- One of the cover stories is Anthropomorphics Abound from Acclaim to Vision with Hepcats art by Martin Wagner.
- ¼-page of This week in CBG on page 4. With line-art of a furry word-balloon.
- 1/3-page editorial What do you call these comics? by Maggie Thompson on page 4. Maggie wrote that she collected "funny-animal comics before the term was invented" and mentions various things including Animal Comics (where Pogo first appeared), anthros acting out nursery rhymes in Raggedy Ann + Andy, Animal Farm, "bigfoot characters", animation and Spiegelman's Maus.
- a ½-page article Con offers diversion for Furry fans by Michael Dean about ConFurence, on page 8. With 3 photos:
- ½-page Critter Comics News on page 10. News about Gold Digger, Omaha The Cat Dancer, Felix the Cat, Usagi Yojimbo, Furrlough and Walt Disney's Comics #625. With 3 images: cover of Collected Omaha vol 6, Felix art and art of Donald Duck.
- 1-page ad for Mark J. Cohen's cartoonist agency on page 13. Ad has 9 images, including 3 anthro images:
- ½-page ad for Claus with art of a Yeti chasing an Orc, on page 18. Ad has Draco logo (presumably Draco is the publisher).
- ½-page "Miep And Patches[:] Comic Book Defenders" comic strip on page 20. Includes talking dinosaurs and a talking lizard-humanoid. Last panel says "Continued...", so presumably the story was continued.
- 2-page article 'Hepcats' starts life #3 at Antarctic Press by Gary St. Lawrence about Hepcats, on pages 24 and 26. With 5 pieces of art (and a furry word-balloon).
- 1-page article 'Albedo': The grandmother of furry animal comics turns 20 by Gary St. Lawrence mostly about Albedo Anthropomorphics on page 28. With 3 pieces of art (and a furry word-balloon).
- 2-page article Radio Comix tunes into anthropomorphics by Gary St. Lawrence about Radio Comix, on pages 30 and 31. With ten pieces of color art (and a furry word-balloon).
- 1-page of the critter SHELF, "An occasional guide to all things furry!" with:
- info on inaction figure of H.A.E.D.U.S. goat (goat character in Quantum & Woody comic book)
- info on Edition 313 which offers products for fans of Carl Barks
- info on Happy Birthday, Carl Barks! videotapes and
- the toy box, with blurbs for various products.
(more info to follow)