Halfshell Hero

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Halfshell's Turtle fursona. Artwork by Kira T. Wulfe

Halfshell (born September 6, 1981), also known as Halfshell Hero, Sabaka, Sabaka'Zlo, Halfshell Boa, and Sabaka Mahusky, is a furry artist from Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

Fandom involvement[edit]

Halfshell Hero joined the fandom in late 2003, after leaving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fandom within that same year. While surfing on various websites, he stumbled on anthropomorphic art, and was instantly interested in the culture.

He began to submitting his own art to the InflatioNation, and picked up requests, eventually being welcomed into the community. Along the way, he has chatted with other furries online and got to meet Sir Kain before AnthroCon in 2005. After the trip to the con, Halfshell got his first Post Con Depression.

Halfshell is friends with Jeff Goode, the creator and screen writer of the Disney cartoon American Dragon: Jake Long. Halfshell is blood related to the country legend Merle Haggard.

Halfshell is one of the original six admins that help started and ran Fur Affinity before the purchase of the server from Dragoneer.


Halfshell's Turtle and Wolf/Husky fursonas. Artwork by CheapSkate. Permission used by artist.


This Halfshell's main fursona. It depicts from the crossover from his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan base community to the furry community. The turtle character has gone through some changes ever since . The ninja attire and black headband was removed and was left remained a common turtle for a few years, until some the TMNT community joined the furries, the red hair and then the blue cap then was added.


Also known as Sabaka (Zlo) Mahusky (pronunciation: Saa'baka-shlo) is Halfshell's first original furry character. The character is a black and white husky-wolf mix (breed called wusky), with a scar lon the left eye. Sabaka Mahusky usually is wearing the blue Hawaiian shirt, his alter-ego, Sabaka'Zlo is wearing his trademarked armor suit.

Sabaka, the Russian meaning for dog or wolf; Zllo, the Russian meaning "demon", "evil", "devil". The idea for the character was spawned when Halfshell and a local kid were creating ideas for comic book characters.

Sabaka' Zlo is currently being used for Ironclaw role-playing game, and is Halfshell's current fursuit, which is officially retired as of Anthrcon 2009.

Second life[edit]

Halfshell will often hang around Second Life under the name Halfshell Boa, and has created logos for various clubs and groups such as the Gay Furry Club (GFC), Cold Flame, and others.






Halfshell is also an artist. His art can be found on deviantArt, Fur Affinity, SheezyArt and the InflationNation. In 2005, Halfshell drew American Dragon: Jake Long inflated, which is now posted in Jeff Goode's official site.


Cover of Caught In A Map (2006-2007)

In late 2004, Halfshell was signed on the board of InflationNation where he and best friend Jaimetud Otter recorded “Blue’s Christmas” for the site for his good friend Blue, the inflatable dragon.

In 2005, Halfshell recorded "Leavin' the Con", a reflection of his Post Con Depression. Halfshell wanted to try parodies after the influence of SonicBlu. Halfshell's style parodies music from Elvis Presley, Tom Petty, and Duran Duran.

His music is currently heard on furry internet stations such as Planetfurry Radio (KWAT) and OtterTunes (ROVR). Over the years, Halfshell has wrote a few songs such as, Caught In A Map (co-written by Viktoria Foxfang), If Everyday Was a Fur Con, Leavin' the Con, I Won't Chow Down, and Give All It's Pumping (to Inflate Oz Kangaroo).

Halfshell has also appeared on the Dr. Demento Show playlist as anonymous in 2004 with "I Won't Chow Down" and on July 14 of 2012, has appeared under the name Halfshell Hero with the remake of "The Hungry Furries".


Year Side-A/Side-B Label Album Notes
  • "I Won't Chow Down" (Home Recording)
  • "I Don't Think You're Full Now" (Home Recording)
Dr. Demento's Halloween Special (2003) -
  • Both songs have appeared on Dr. Demento's 2003 Halloween Special as snippets and been omit from the song line up
Furshell Studios and

InflatioNation Media

Caught In A Map: The Demos
  • Leaving The Con is a studio recording from Highpointe Recording Studios in Lenexa KS.
  • Blue's Christmas was mixed in Jaimetud's home studio.
  • only the song Leaving The Con appears on the album Caught In A Map: The Demos
Foxfang Studios/Fat Dragon Productions Caught In A Map: The Demos
  • Both these tracks are demos.
  • Caught In A Map features a cameo from SonicBlu
  • "Leavin The Con"
  • "I Won't Chow Down" (Studio Version)
  • "Ode to Oz the Kangaroo" (Bonus track)"
  • "Blue's Christmas" (Original Release)
Furshell Studios, Foxfang Studios/Fat Dragon Productions

This album is an pressed released single.

  • Leaving the Con (song) is a re-released from it's 2005 release.
  • I Won't Chow Down is a newly studio recording and differs from previous releases.
  • Ode to Oz the Kangaroo, a older studio recording that has been remastered for release.
  • "The Hungry Furries"
  • "Caught In A Map (To RMFC)" (Country Version)
Fat Dragon Productions Still pending
  • The Hungry Furries is the re-recorded version aired on Dr. Demento in 2012, hit #8 in top 10.
  • Caught In A Map (To RMFC) is a country version of Caught In A Map (The Ambitious Drive) and features Oren the Otter of Otter Tunes.
  • "Hungry, Said the Wolf" (2017 Version)
  • "Full Moon Rising"
  • "Full Moon Rising" (Country Version)
Fat Dragon Productions/Furshell Studios. Hungry, Said the Wolf single
  • Hungry, Said the Wolf is a parody of Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" and is also re-recorded version.
  • Full Moon Rising is a parody of Credence Clearwater Revival and Emilylou Harris's "Bad Moon Rising"


Release Year Title Tracks Label
Caught In A Map: The Demos (currently out-of-print)

Caught In A Map (featuring SonicBlu / I Won't Chow Down / Hungry, Said The Wolf / Leavin' The Con / The Hungry Furries / Blue's Christmas 2006(duet with Viktoria Foxfang) / Caught In A Map (Alternate Version)/ Blue's Christmas 2006 (Alternate Version)(duet with Viktoria Foxfang)/ Blue's Christmas 2006 (without Viktoria Foxfang) / Blue's Christmas 2006 / Blue's Christmas 2006 (Viktoria Solo)/ The Pile Of Furries/ Johnny B. Goode / If Everyday Was A Fur Con

Foxfang Studios


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