Another author we met at at MFF goes by the name of Utunu. Their book is an adult-themed adventure called Rafts. “Kunet, a young human pearl-diver from a small coastal fishing village, seeks to prove himself. Yet when the gods of sea and sky clash, it wreaks havoc on those caught between. In the wake of catastrophe, he finds himself adrift with an unexpected companion. Torn from their homes and everything they once knew, two strangers must now work together to survive, even as an unlikely relationship blossoms between them.” You can see from the cover just what sort of thing that companion actually is! The illustrated novel is available now at their web site.
One of the most eagerly awaited movies of the year is finally opening. Starred with heroes and heroines with much more refined polygons than those of Lara Croft, the teasers and art have every geek salivating entry to the theatres. Without giving away any spoilers, here is what to expect.
Gay League, an organization covering mainstream comics with gay themes or characters, recently did an interview with the creative team behind Circles. Pretty good interview if you want to review it: the article can be found here: Gay League Circles Interview
From the Tai-Pan editors: "Tai-Pan issue #27 is available now!Issue #27 is 50 pages long, contains a chapter of our serialized
novel, a complete story, and artwork by eight different artists. Issue
#27 may be ordered directly from the publisher or from Mailbox Books.
For ordering information (and to see the cover, learn more about the
contents, and find links to lots of other information about the
Tai-Pan Literary and Arts Project), check out this web site."
From Mirko: "I'm happy to announce the beneficiary of this year's Midwest FurFest Charity
Auction -- Animals for Awareness, an organization that provides shelter to unwanted exotic animals, rehabilitates native wildlife and runs an extensive education program. You can get an overview of AFA's activities at http://www.animalsforawareness.org."
From Nexxus on alt.fan.furry: "You know that we have been attempting to add new services to our system for quite a long time now. Now that we are back online at our present location with new equipment and faster lines, we decided it was about time to unveil our newest service!
FurEauction.com! An Official FurNation Affiliate! Auction, online sales,
and all around cool website!" Read on for the details.
Yahoo had an interesting article on what seals use their whiskers for. Not all decoration, it seems. And off the Animal Planet site, a rather amazing story (bordering on News of the Weird) about a human woman who saved a couple of panda cubs with spare milk.
Tony Esteves has released the new Cigarro & Cerveja website. Along with new comics the site has a new look and feel, boasts a F.A.Q, a forum, a store where you can buy C&C merchandise, a mailing list and more.
FurNation is now taking pre-orders on magazine #2 and is also selling subscriptions up to magazine #5. Magazines #1 & #2 will be on sale at Anthrocon.
The proofs for #2 came back from the printer Monday the 2nd and look fantastic! It will be printed by July 15th. Pre-orders will ship the same day we get the magazines from the printer.
Go here to purchase a subscription today.
CNN has this interesting article, Wily coyote outgunned by bigger canine cousin, about how coyote populations in Yellowstone National Park have been affected since the reintroduction of gray wolves in 1995. Coyote populations have been decreasing due to competition from the wolves, but naturalists are not concerned, seeing it as restoring the natural balance between these two predators, noting that the coyote population probably increased when wolves were eliminated from the park in the 1930s.
It's.....MI5 Spy Gerbils!
Security Service MI5 once planned to recruit a
team of specially-trained gerbils as a secret
weapon to sniff out spies, it has been revealed.
Micah's Note: The British are just weird sometimes.
From the PawPet folk, off of alt.fan.furry: "Anthrocon is less than a month away, and Funday PawPet Show is looking to book puppeteers for the 3 hour live show that will be occuring on Friday night between 4-7pm." Read on for more.
Stephen Silver is a British cartoonist & animator who's currently a character designer for Disney. As a personal project, he's developing an ecology-minded animated series involving a group of endangered species who are also time-travelling pro wrestlers. It's called Wild Life Force. Looks nifty, especially the Howard Cosell ferret.
From Chama on alt.fan.furry: "For those of you who asked why the Furry Music Foundation website has been unreachable lately, the server has been down due to a security issue (which is resolved now). You can yet again download furry music from FMF at http://www.furrymusic.org"
There's definitely something bizarre about being attacked by a komodo dragon. Fortunately, the man who got bitten had a good sense of humor about it. Read about the incident, and then for laughs check out Salon's interview with the dragon in question.