These are links to some of my favorite furry (and semi-furry) sites on the net. Happy hunting.
Three seasons of stories (novelettes, really) which are a collaborative effort by writer Ted Blasingame and writer/artists Eileen Blasingame and Steve Carter. The stories are about the crew of the space freighter Blue Horizon and their universe. These folks have been an inspiration to me, and have helped me endure endless hours of riding around on buses and trains. Sadly, Blue Horizon's days are now numbered, but although the stories are ending, the site should go on for some time. Just in case, though, you'd better get to it - there are A LOT of stories on the site. (Look around and you may even find a contribution or two from yours truly.) The site also features story-related artwork by Steve and Eileen. Sadly, Steve has decided to retire from furry art, although he is still doing fantasy art.
Eric Schwartz's Amy the Squirrel gained fame as an unofficial mascot for the Amiga computer, but it was her roommate Sabrina who wound up with her own webcomic! This strip follows the adventures of Eric's sexy skunk heroine as she negotiates long distance romance and working for an adult movie studio in Ohio (?!?!). The link points to the "unofficial" Sabrina Online mirror site, which has been up and running rock-solid since I discovered the strip, and boasts links to a large collection of Mr. Schwartz's other artwork. You can also try this link to Sabrina's official home, sabrina-online.com, but I have not always had good luck getting to this site.
Sabrina Online THE STORY
The second big influence on this whole project. Chris was one of the first furry fanfics I came across. The story is much longer and more inolved now than when I discovered it, but it is definitely worth the read! Chris has branched out into other endeavors as well, such as his Tabitha/sci-fi crossover story that sends the Sabrina the Story characters into the future and back again. (Or is it into the past and forward again? Time travel stories are always confusing that way...)
Zig-Zag The Story and ZZ Noir
Appearing soon after Sabrina Online The Story, this story is also a Schwartz character spinoff. Well, not really, it's really a Max Black Rabbit spinoff, since he's the artist behind Zig Zag, but Zig Zag is also a major character in the Sabrina strips, and she's featured pretty prominently in Sabrina the Story, and... let's see did I forget anything? Oh yeah, Sabrina is also a character in Max's comic strips which somehow do NOT feature Zig Zag. Anyway, this is the Zig-Zag The Story link not the Max Black Rabbit link, so I guess I should just say that James Bruner has written a good story, it's similar to Chris Foxx's story, and you should read it and figure the rest of the stuff out for yourself. Also be sure not to miss the artwork section.
And just let me say again that FurNoir is NOT a rip-off of ZZ Noir. I was well into writing the story before James' noir-tale hit the web. I think a furry/film noir crossover was just an idea whose time had come.
Max Black Rabbit's Bolt Hole
MaxBlackRabbit is the artist behind Zig Zag, but Zig Zag is also a major character in the Sabrina strips, and she's featured pretty prominently in... hey, wait a minute! No you don't! Just click the link! CLICK IT!
While Freefall has no association with Eric Schwartz that I'm aware of, that doesn't mean it's not a good link. No no no, on the contrary, it's a great link! The comic strip itself is wonderful; it somehow manages to combine simplicity, humor, and scientific fact and theory in a mix that has to be seen to be believed. The rest of the site is well worth the visit too. Make sure you have a lot of free time before clicking this one - you'll need it, especially if you're visitng the links section. Just about all the web comics I now read on a daily basis can be found there, plus lots of other delectable goodies.
Freighter Tales makes the cut for my links page not just because it's a furry web comic, but because they combine traditional comic art with 3-D rendering, and they use a program called trueSpace to do the 3-D stuff. (I've been a trueSpace user for years, and seeing someobdy else use it for something warms the cockles of my heart.) Freighter Tales used to be set in the universe of a widely-known Paramount-owned sci-fi franchise which shall remain nameless, but they changed it to avoid any legal complications. This strip is seldom updated, and sadly one of its creators has died, so the future of the strip is anyone's guess. From what they've done so far, I can only hope that they somehow manage to carry on.
Hurray! My first reverse link. Yiffy.tk has the dubious honor of being the first site to review FurNoir. (It's a capsule review, so if you read it make sure you have a glass of water handy.) Despite the name and the provocative link button, yiffy.tk isn't really THAT yiffy; it's strictly PG as of this writing. But definitely worth a click and one to watch for the future. And if, after visiting the site, you wonder how some guy in Canada gets a domain name from a South Seas island, check this out.
The Suburban Jungle
Another one of the web comics that I visit daily, Suburban Jungle is the story of Tiffany Tiger, and aspiring model and actress who has to deal with multiple stresses in her daily life as she tries to make it in her field and still put food on the table. As often as not, the story wanders around to the goings-on of the other members of the cast, such as the eternally heartsick barkeep Leonard, the psychotic Leona who competes with Tiffany for modelling gigs, and the geeky Dover, who has been working with computers for so long that he actually speaks in programming code. The strip is mostly a commentary on contemproary life, but occasionally the plot is driven by furrier elements of the story, such as the uneasy truce between carnivores and herbivores in any anthro-ized society.
Goats is another of the webcomics that I read regularly (M-W-F). It's not quite a furry strip, although the regular cast does include a talking goat, a talking chicken and a talking fish. But considering the surreal nature of the strip, that kind of stuff is really just par for the course. After you read Goats, you will not actually know what it's like to be extremely drunk at a bar in New York City, but you may think that you do.
The Raccoon's Bookshelf Furry Library
This site provide furry fiction in downloadable PDF format for your off-line reading and printing enjoyment. Much of their content is Sabrina-related fan fiction, but they have general furry stuff too, and even a few non-furry titles. I'm happy to report that THe Raccoon's Bookshelf will be distributing the PDF version of Fur Noir in the near future.
FurNoir supports the Furry Peace movement, promoting tolerance and acceptance of diversity of expression in the furry fandom.
I'll add more links to this page once in a while, so come back, if not often, then at least semi-anually.