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Start 2010 right… with a Kitty!

Arabian Dreams is a new, provocative fur-suit calendar for 2010, starring a spotted cat known as Dreamsong. Here’s the description from Zazzle.com: “Dreamsong, Tjiran princess from long ago, accompanies you on a thirteen-month journey into the world of ancient royalty through fourteen high-quality large-format, frameable prints with companions 2 the Ranting Gryphon and Alexander James Adams.” Now that’s some company for a cat to keep! Follow the link to see pictures from the calendar and purchase your own copy for $22.95. You’ll also find links there to purchase some interesting furry-themed t-shirts.

Teens with Tails

The artist known as Mistystriker has posted a link to the Australian teen magazine Dolly. In the October 2009 issue, they are running a cover article (!) called “Super Furry Animals”. The tag-line reads: “These teens are taking the term ‘party animal’ to a WHOLE new level.” With several full-color pictures from Anthrocon 2009 (and several other sources), the article describes how a Dolly writer (along with a furry fandom friend) “snuck” into Anthrocon to have a look around. (Of course, they interviewed con chair Uncle Kage for the article, so it couldn’t have been much of a sneak!) The writer marvels at how much fun everyone seemed to be having, and the general silly atmosphere — in a good way.  All in all a much more positive article than many we’ve seen of late. You can see the October 2009 Dolly cover here, and the pages of the article here, here, and here. Side note: It seems that the British teen magazine Sugar has run the exact same article, with the same pictures!  Well now, that’s efficient…!

Primal Visions Design Studio

Once again, their web site says it best: “Primal Visions Design Studios specializes in high performance creature costumes and effects, with an emphasis on naturalistic animals. We make fine animal and creature masks, costumes and effects for stage, film, television, tradeshows and the occasional well-to-do eccentric.” They also make costume and weapon accessories for their fur-suit creations, and they have created a line of post cards and even calendar projects to help advertise what they do. Their gallery at www.primalvisions.com is extensive, so check out what they’ve done.

Furverts

Your ed-otter, dutifully passing it along here…

The book is called Furverts, by Michael Cogliantry (in hardcover, from Chronicle Books).  This is from amazon.com: “Birds do it bees do it but no one does it like furries do it. Long an underground cult phenomenon, furries—people who dress up in furry animal costumes and role play—have gone global, holding conventions where furries from around the world can meet and mingle. Photographer Michael Cogliantry captures the kinky intimate side of the furry subculture—an elephant and a donkey a chicken and a fox caught in flagrante delicto. The playful board-book format opens with a peek-a-boo ring of fur on the cover inviting the reader into the ‘illicit’ and hysterically funny world of furverts.” Oh, lordy lordy lordy…