Interview series: Movie directors, animators, artists, event builders, superfans, and more.
by Patch O'Furr
Creators and Doers make a subculture thrive. Whether they build it from grassroots – or feed it from outside with stuff that furries like – they have valuable words to say. I didn’t plan to build a collection of interviews – it grew naturally from one. It will get updated often. Let’s start with a great top example:
Michel Gagne is one of the giants of the animation world. You may have seen his work on movies for Don Bluth, Warner, Pixar, and more. He was Guest of Honor at Anthrocon 2004. In 2012, Kickstarter backers pledged $57,875 towards his own animated movie, The Saga of Rex. The result was a 4:00 teaser video, released in 2013 as progress towards producing the Rex movie. What’s he up to since then?
Animation, TV and Movies
Q&A with master animator Michel Gagne – director of THE SAGA OF REX.
- Part 1: Introducing Michel, and Rex – his independent feature film project funded through Kickstarter.
- Part 2: More plans for Rex, and Michel’s animation career.
The creator of SWAT KATS reached out to Furry fans to revive the loved 1990’s animated series.
- Interview: Christian Tremblay promotes Kickstarter, “really wants to connect with the furry community.”
Q&A with director of the animated movie DAWGTOWN – George Foreman announced for cast.
- Part 1: Justin Murphy’s background, influences, thoughts on movie making and “talking animals”.
- Part 2: Dawgtown’s team, 2D animation, and funding.
Talking with the directors of College Humor’s FURRY FORCE.
- Adam Conover and Rich (the Writer and Animation Director) comment about the viral animated parody video.
- Exclusive: CollegeHumor is doing Furry Force 3! Writer Adam Conover talks about it.
- Splitsider magazine interviewed me about this.
- Furry Force 3 is out, and I can’t stop larfing! Interview with the animators.
An interview with the casting V.P. for MTV’s TRUE LIFE.
- Novelist Tom De Haven speaks about his influential cult novel “Freak’s Amour” and screenwriting for Proyas,
ALPHA CHOW: Adult Swim’s furry parody infomercial – comments from the fursuit actor.
FURSONAS: Chat with director of award winning documentary.
- Video Wolf, AKA Dominic Rodriguez, talks about expressing himself as a filmmaker and giving other furries a voice.
Furries work on big blockbuster movies.
MY LITTLE PONY and it’s culture with journalist Sherilyn Connelly.
- Q&A with Sherilyn Connelly, author of Ponyville Confidential: the History and Culture of My Little Pony, 1981-2016.
- In 1992, Biohazard pulled off an unlikely subcultural stunt – he talks about this piece of Furry history.
Scale’s paintings push limits of furry art, with surprising mainstream crossover.
Furry Fashion – Creators and looks
Costume Making and Performing
Renegade fursuiting is BEST fursuiting: chat with Sakura Fox.
- Part 1: Suiting Suggestions, Sakura’s bio, and fursuiting as a team.
- Part 2: Getting into suiting in public – how and why.
- Part 3: Candid photos, street fairs and events.
A once-a-decade publishing event: MORDRUDE’S MONSTER MANUAL, for fursuit builders.
Chat with Strypes, performer and organizer for Edmonton Oil Kings hockey fursuiting events.
Twilightsaint talks about being a patron of the arts with fursuiting.
Cornbread Wolf – the cutest freelance mascot.
Blizzcon’s Cosplay contest was won by a furry.
Convention and Event Organizing
San Francisco’s Frolic party – interview with Neonbunny.
- Intro: “The most furry place in the universe?”
- Part 1: Counterculture to Furry – Neon’s background in the SF Bay Area.
- Part 2: Starting Frolic – Throwing parties, and finding other furries.
- Part 3: The furry scene – Frolic’s venue: The Stud – Promoting and operating Frolic.
- Part 4: Controversy and success – Music, DIY culture, Furry events, sex, drama, and more.
- In 2015, for the first time in an almost two-decade history, the con brought a parade to the public.
One Town, Two Cons: convention organizers speak about growth and competition.
Kijani Lion talks about the biggest bowling event in the fandom.
Subculture and Society
Improving the Furry Art Marketplace
- Chauntelle Anne Tibbals Ph.D. runs an adult media criticism blog, and talks about sexual expression in society.
IMVU speaks about their acquisition of Furaffinity. Part of a series about commercialization.