Artist claims work stolen from IndyFurCon parking lot, offers reward
Kigai Holt is an artist whose works include anthro art. Although not considering himself a furry, and not being deeply involved in the furry fandon, Kigai attended last weekend's IndyFurCon 2013 to sell commissions in the Artists' Alley.
According to journals posted on deviantART and Fur Affinity, Kigai enjoyed the convention and was able to sell several commissions; but the experience was soured when his car was broken into, and his original artwork and art supplies stolen.
The alleged theft took place on Sunday (August 11). At 3:30pm that day, the Artists' Alley closed, and at that point Kigai deposited his example artwork (kept in a blue accordian folder) and art supplies in his car, before returning to the convention. At around 7pm, Kigai went back to his car to find one of the windows broken, and two bags (containing his original art and supplies) missing. Other valuables in the car were untouched, leading Kigai to speculate that the artwork was specifically targeted.
Kigai says he filed a report with the Indianapolis police, and has let it be known that a "handsome reward" is being offered for the stolen folder, or information that leads to its recovery.