Friends help beat cancer, Furry art gallery, Big Weird Cow… Newsdump (4/8/15)
by Patch O'Furr
Headlines, links and little stories to make your tail wag. Tips are always welcome.
Furries donate thousands to help Draces beat cancer – He faces $90,000 in medical bills.
The donor page shows many furries pitching $100 or more each. The current total is around half of a $10,000 goal. On FurAffinity, Draces posted:
I want to thank everyone, especially my friends here that set up the donation page for me. I was asked if it would be okay for them to set up a page to collect donations for me. I told them if they want to they could but I really don’t expect to get much. Wow, was I surprised at how wrong I was. I can’t thank everyone enough for the amount of shares the page has gotten and how much was raised in such a short time… I want to hug each and everyone of you.
Furry art show reception, 4/4/15 in Santa Ana, CA.
From Sy Sable, supreme leader of long running furry house The Prancing Skiltaire:
This will be our 3rd year displaying a collection of art from local furry artists at the Avantgarden Gallery. This Saturday (4-4-15) is the reception, during the monthly Art Walk in Santa Ana, CA, 7-10 PM.
Camp Feral had a big announcement on April 1.
The furry summer camp was established in 1998. It sold to the chair of Condition:Furry, CajunFox. Sources tell me that Potoroo was paid his weight in bacon.
You've spoken and we listened. Bacon will now be served 20 hours out of the day. (Staff has requested a 3am-7am break to heal grease burns)— Camp Feral! - “Theme” [current year] (@CampFeral) April 1, 2015
San Francisco furries got nice coverage from The Bold Italic magazine – who just shut down.
Just a week or two ago, the magazine’s editor Jeremy Lybarger told me:
I’m genuinely curious what impact SF’s rising rents has had on communities like the furries…it can’t have been positive.
The surprise brought a fair amount of sadness among local readers, and no explanation – but everyone blamed the difficulty of news media staying profitable, and the insane costs of the most expensive city. The online magazine was “a hyperlocal media experiment” owned by old-school newspaper giant Gannett Media, who’s doing lots of layoffs and losing properties. It’s too bad to lose this adventurous source. Check their “furries” tag for a great article that I love to link about Frolic furry dance.
The Daily Show’s furry joke.
Kid’s book uses lion characters for a very grown up topic.
“Brother Bear” animation director shares amazing hand-drawn animation.
Aaron Blaise shares his work. So much character! Good use of minimal drawings with maximum timing. Doing it right. Drawn digitally with a Wacom Cintiq and TVPaint.
Fursuiter of the week. – Can fursuiting get some more amazing and trippy characters like this? PLEASE!!!
HERE HE IS!!! pic.twitter.com/xHsKrrnpvi— TUMULT @ ANE (@BigWeirdCow) March 14, 2015