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March, 2009:

The Jungle Book from IDW

IDW Publishing has released the latest version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story The Jungle Book as a full-color hardcover graphic novel, adapted by Jean-Blaise Mitildjian and illustrated by TieKo. You know the story, now come and see the artwork!

Dentiblu Returns

Ready or not, it’s time for more Dentiblu! The pig-happy parodist has returned with his latest self-published full-color comic, The Hamazing Spider-Mad. In this one-shot we watch as Pigger Porker (!) attempts to become a radioactive superhero with super-spider-powers.  Spider pig, spider pig… does whatever a spider pig does…

DinoWars Trade Paperback

DinoWars, the full-color science fiction manga series written and illustrated by Rod Espinosa, is now available as a digest-sized trade paperback collection from Antarctic Press. We thought they dinosaurs were dead — but they had simply left our planet.  Now a new species of evolved dinosaur has returned… to invade and conquer the Earth!

Archibald Returns

He’s little, he’s wirey… he’s solving murder mysteries! Specifically, his brother. It’s Archibald the Ardvaark, returning to a new adventure in Archibald Chases the Dragon, a new one-shot two-tone comic book, with a story by Dara Naraghi and art by Grant Bond. This time, the search for his brother’s killer takes Archibald to Little China, in search of the mysterious “Compassionate Wind of Death”… while visions of deadly red dragons haunt his dreams. The comic is published by Shadowline.

Where the Wild Things Are

A brand new, more-detailed trailer for the long-awaited film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are is up on the Internet in several locations. The film version of Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s book is being directed by Spike Jonze — who, it turns out, has been filming this since 2005. The release date has been pushed back several times, and now sits at October of this year. Of course, the big question on every furry fan’s mind is: How are the monsters? Interestingly, unlike the typical Hollywood thing these days, the studio (Warner Brothers) is not being coy about their design — they’re all there in plain sight in the trailer, cavorting in all their glory. The creatures were created by the Jim Henson Company, and feature CGI morphing faces.

Check out the trailer at the following locations:–N9klJXbjQ&feature=channel_page

Voting is Open for the 2008 Ursa Major Awards!


Public voting is now open for the annual Ursa Major Awards, which highlight excellent works in the anthropomorphic community appearing during 2008 as decided by the fans. Nominees range from Hollywood movies such as Bolt and Kung Fu Panda, to works published in the furry fandom such as Alone in the Dark and Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe, to single illustrations and webcomics.

Voting is open to everyone and will close on April 19. Please go to
to get the ballot. The ballot includes a URL link for each nominee that has one. Click on the links for further information about the nominees.

Best Motion Picture   (Live-action or animated feature-length movies.)
* Bolt
* Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
* Kung Fu Panda
* Madagascar 2
* Wall-E

Best Dramatic Short Work or Series   (TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.)
* Big Buck Bunny
* Nine Lives and Counting
* Presto
* There She Is
* Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death

Best Novel   (Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.)
* Iron Kissed, by Patricia Briggs
* Ratha’s Courage, by Claire Bell
* Stick and Bones, by Phil Geusz
* Thousand Leaves, by Kevin Frane
* Waterways, by Kyell Gold

Best Short Fiction   (Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry and other short written works.)
* Earth Rise by Ivor W. Hartmann
* Candy and Music (in Heat #5), by K. M. Hirosaki
* In Between by Kyell Gold
* It’s a Beautiful World by Kyell Gold
* Secrets by Kyell Gold
* Third Date by Kyell Gold

Best Other Literary Work   (Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and convention program books.)
* Alone in the Dark, edited by Will Sanborn
* ANTHROlogy TWO, edited by Quentin Long
* Behind the Sofa, interview conducted by Phil Geusz
* Dog’s Days of Summer, by Blotch
* Sabrina On-Line: The Story, by Chris Yost

Best Comic Book   (Traditional comic books, one-shots or ongoing series, printed or online.)
* Finding Avalon
* Gargoyles
* Heathen City
* i.s.o.
* Sandman: The Dream Hunters

Best Comic Strip   (Internet or regular newspaper strips.)
* Faux Pas, by Robert and Margaret Carspecken
* Freefall, by Mark Stanley
* Fur-Piled, by Leo Magna and A. Husky
* Housepets!, by Rick Griffin
* Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler

Best Magazine   (Professional magazines, amateur zines, fanzines, internet-only magazines.)
* ANTHRO (#15, January-February to #20, November-December)
* Heat (#5, June)
* New Fables (Summer 2008)
* Softpaw Magazine (#3 & #4)
* Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe (#44, January to #45, September)

Best Published Illustration   (Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee table portfolios.)
* Blotch: Suhl, cover of Eurofurence 14 program book, August
* Heather Bruton: “Slumber Party, cover of ANTHRO #16, March-April
* Dark Natasha: Centerfold of Eurofurence 14 program book
* Kacey Miyagami: Cover for “More Terrible Than Chains”
* John Nunnemacher: Cover for “Waterways”

Best Game   (Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.)
* Kung Fu Panda The Video Game
* Mouse Guard roleplaying game
* Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
* Sonic Unleashed
* Spore

Catching up!

Hello there, furry fandom readers!  Please “bear” with us while we play catch-up on some older information here at In-Fur-Nation — and, while our tireless (but rather tired) ed-otter studies to learn this WordPress Blog thingee.  Needless to say, we’re still working on the format… and, needless to say, if you’re good at WordPress, we’d love to have your help!  We want this to stay THE place that furry fans old and new come for the latest info about furry-themed movies, comics, TV series, web sites, books, and more!

Thanks for making the journey with us.

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

News from The Hollywood Reporter: “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be setting sail from a new port. The third installment of Walden’s Chronicles of Narnia franchise, which was let go by Disney last month, is landing at Fox 2000, which will develop it with an eye to release the movie in the holiday season of 2010. Many of the key players are expected to stay with the project, including director Michael Apted and actor Ben Barnes, though a new writer might come aboard. Elizabeth Gabler will oversee for the studio. Because of the epic scope — and accompanying production costs — of the books, Walden partnered with Disney to produce and co-finance the adaptations. Disney backed out of Dawn Treader after failing to come to an agreement with Walden over budgets and release-date issues. Although the first installment, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, was an unabashed hit, the second, Prince Caspian, ran over budget and performed below the studio’s expectations. Despite a couple of suitors, including Columbia, Walden only had eyes for Fox, with whom it partnered to market and distribute its fare under the Fox Walden banner after the first Narnia film. The third film faces creative as well as budgetary challenges. Although the C.S. Lewis book has quests, dragons and sea monsters galore, the story also has been criticized for lacking a clear antagonist.”