Stories about cats and dogs
The first time we did our book on artists and their cats, one of the most common response we got was: are we going to do one about dogs?
So here it is! Furr 2, with cats and dogs.
This book will be packed with works from over 20 artists from all around the world.
With comics like:
And illustrations like:
And SO SO much more!
We are also donating 5 % of our fund to SPCA Montreal!
Unfortunately, we don't live in a world where our furry friends always get what they rightfully deserve. A good home, a great owner. These are privileges for many.
So we thought, this book, alongside giving joy to dog and cat lovers all around, should do something that also puts smiles on the very subjects of our book.
We're putting aside 5% of our fund to SPCA Montreal, a local animal rescue non-profit, in the hopes that our small act, will have a great impact.
You can help us get there.
The Project Details
Like Furr and Afar before, Furr 2 will be a 6 x 9 book with more than 100 pages of comics and illustrations.
We are raising $6,500 CAD, in order to fund the production, printing, and the delivery of the book. This is roughly the breakdown of the costs.
Who's on this book?
Ophelia Chiu is a Graphic Designer and storyteller. She focuses mainly on Visual Interactive, but enjoy sharing my experiences through joy and laughter by illustrating during her free time. She has a passion for image making and music, and hopes to inspire and create unity among people through the emotions they share when they view her work.
Brynne Johnston is Vancouver based artist/illustrator, dedicated to making pretty things. Or pretty weird things. Or weird things that are pretty.
Ross Brownell-Dupont grew up in Burnaby BC. He spent much of his childhood either outside or at the kitchen table with a pen and paper. There was never a moment where his imagination wasn't going at full speed. Even to this day his drive to create narrative persists.
Dani Elizondo is a Mexican Storyteller. She is an aspiring Story Artist working on getting her BAA in Animation. Dani loves comics, dogs and stop motion. She decided to tell stories in hopes of making people feel, and in the process make her feel something too! If someone is wondering, Dani loves little Enzo (Catbutt), even though he is a cat. He comes when you whistle, so she considers him half-dog. Gracias!
Isabelle Nguyen is an artist and graphic illustrator based in Montreal. Her comics have been published thanks to publications such as the Fine Arts Reading Room, Tabulit Comics and Carte-Blanche. She has displayed her work in a group exhibition at Studio XX through the 2016 Art Matters festival. Her favourite comic genres to read are slice of life romance and retro science fiction.
Rado R. is a 23 year-old self-taught artist from Madagascar.
Renee Liang is a Toronto based artist currently studying animation, specializing in design.
Cathrin Peterslund is a Danish cartoonist and illustrator. She graduated from The Animation Workshop with a degree in graphic storytelling.
Jennifer Herd Is the creator of the webcomic, Clearly Missherd, and an obvious pun enthusiast. She lives in Toronto in an overpriced apartment with two adopted cats. She is into gaming, indie comics, weird romance stories and spending too much money on takeout.
Cynta, whom is also known as J4LLY, is an international student studying in the United States. She is currently studying at Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, and is pursuing her art career as an illustrator/ comic artist. Cynta enjoys making art based on her love for cartoons while making art influenced by her Malaysian roots as well. Most of her work is for illustrative purposes to enhance the visuals of projects being brought to life. She mostly focuses on creating images for comics, posters, books and editorials.
Britt Scott is an illustrator and storyteller living in Southern California. She has a background in costume design, prop styling, and set design. Yet, the only thing that has ever filled her heart with joy is illustration. She has been drawing and telling stories since before her ballet lessons (pictured). She learned how to do both of those things more properly at Savannah College of Art and Design where she studied Visual Communication.
Monica Morales is a Montreal based graphic design student and tattoo apprentice. She has always loved drawing. It was a way for her to express how she was feeling, and to be able to deal with her feelings. The three colors she enjoys the most are black, red and white.
And also including:
Jonna Li is a story artist and student at Sheridan's animation program. Aside from art, Jonna likes cooking big batches of curry.
Ren Graham's artwork is situated at the crossroads of biology and art, bringing together scientific detail with the organic design sense of the natural world. Ren works as a science content writer and freelance illustrator, and is currently working on a graphic novel called Blackwater. When time allows, Ren enjoys taking leisurely walks through rainy woods and reading only the spookiest horror novels.
Brett is a Vancouver based illustrator and cartoonist. When not drinking coffee, playing games or sometimes even drawing, they like to nap in sunbeams with their two cats Mads and Shimon.
Katie Hicks is a Toronto-ish illustrator interested in cartoons and skeletons and cartoon skeletons. Katie likes telling stories and drawing colourful pictures to accompany them. Katie has never been on a skateboard but please don't tell anyone.
Nikkie Stinchcombe is an illustrator, paper artist and self-published comic artist based in Toronto. She has 4 years experience working in house as an Illustrator/Art Director in the realm of education for animation and motion graphics.
Keelin Gorlewski is an Illustrator & "cartoonist" from around Toronto, but not specifically in Toronto. From the tender age of 1.2, she always wanted to disappoint people and has been doing it every single day since then. Packs salads for lunch. Really likes eating handfuls of raw salmon. Thinks both dogs and cats are good and that there's really no reason to fight. Is a really cool jock.
Natalie Riess is a cartoonist from Pennsylvania. She love trees, comics and painting.
Sara Goetter currently resides in Austin, TX, specializing in comics and cartooning. She loves drawing stories about monsters and magic and getting into adventures.
Joy San is an illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. She is available for editorial and spot illustration, cover work, comics, and other creative projects. Her work has been published by The New Yorker, Pearson Canada, Shortbox, They Draw & Cook, and more.
The main reward for this campaign will be, the book!
Furr 2 will be an color comic anthology consisting of over 100 pages of stories and illustrations.
Plus, indie shops wanting to stock our books will be able to grab 10 copies at a 50% discount!
That's not all! We've included our two prior anthologies among the rewards, so you can grab them as you like along with copies of Furr 2.
But wait, there's more!
One of our member artists, Isabelle Arne, is doing a special portrait commission limited to 10 spots.
She will draw you a pet portrait with you in it, just like this:
And we'll deliver it to you, printed 8 x 8 inches as high-quality art print and framed!
As always, thank you so much for your support.
This books are never possible without your unrelenting support. So thank you all very much.
Risks and challenges
This is our third time we're doing an anthology, so we know how this goes very well. We already have an established process to ensure efficient and quality-controlled production. We've delivered on our first project, the second project and we're confident we can do so for this one as well.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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