So You’ve Become A Taur, by Johannes Knapp – Book Review by Summercat
by Pup Matthias
So You’ve Become A Taur, by Johannes Knapp. $6, Jarlidium Press, 2018. Webcomic Archive #13. 24 pages, color.
Statement: I received a free copy of this comic for the collection of the Furry Library. My review was not influenced by this.
A comic about the challenges a taur face in a world meant for bipeds, Johannes Karpp’s (aka Cervelet) takes us through the challenges a newly-taured individual faces, mixing in humor and well thought out and reasoned solutions to problems that would result from suddenly having an additional set of legs.
Originally posted online in 2015, this 2018 release from Jarlidium Press’s Web Comic Archive line includes new material, such as a backstory showing how our hapless hero became a taur, as well as a few new still images.
The worldbuilding is right up my alley, and something I think about constantly just for bipedal characters with tails. How do mass-produced store-bought pants work for digitigrade legs and tails of all sorts of shapes? What about chairs or vehicles?
Cervelet extends this “Well, what about” question to taurs and those with six limbs, and does so interestingly. It is something I will consider in the future.
The art is detailed and I get a sense of a coherent world behind the comic’s obvious PSA humor, however there are a few drawbacks, primarily with the drawn text that would have been better replaced with inked lettering.
Overall, if you’ve got a taur character, or are into worldbuilding with taurs, or just enjoy the humorous situation of a man suddenly cursed (or blessed) with new limbs, I can recommend looking at So You’ve Become A Taur.
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