Art Spot: Running! by Mothux


Commissions: Running! by mothux on DeviantArt

While we generally don’t highlight My Little Pony art here (leaving such things to the good people at Equestria Daily and the like), we will absolutely show off art that just happens to have ponies. 😉

Find more of Mothux’s work on their DeviantArt page or on Tumblr.

-The Gneech

PS: It is the official policy of PTBAF.org that little ponies are 100% furries. We will not debate the topic. Just to be clear on that.

The PTBAF Art Spot highlights some of the best in furry art, selected more-or-less at random by our staff. PTBAF supports the rights of artists and creators and our policy is to only post items by permission or otherwise consistent with applicable copyright laws. If your work has been used erroneously or you have any concerns, please contact us immediately.

Anthrocon Conbook Submissions and Advertising Deadline Approaches

Call for Anthrocon Conbook Submissions
The Anthrocon conbook is a valuable resource for finding or promoting talent and services within the fandom. Freely available to all convention attendees and frequently kept as a souvenir, conbooks reach a wide audience of dedicated fans. There is no compensation for artwork or stories submitted to the conbook, but the extremely focused nature of its audience makes being accepted into a conbook one of the few cases where doing a project “for exposure” actually makes sense.

The submission deadline for the 2017 Anthrocon conbook is May 1st– just under three weeks away as of the publication of this post– so you still have time to get in if you hurry. Guidelines for submission can be found at Anthrocon.org.

Similarly, advertising space within the conbook is also available, also with a deadline of May 1st. Rates, options, and submission guidelines can also be found at Anthrocon.org.

Anthrocon 2017 advertising flyer

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Albert Temple Memorial Planned

Ryan Dewalt post on FurAffinity about the Albert Temple memorial.
Ryan Dewalt posted to his journal on FurAffinity:

I have been in contact with his family, there is a memorial service for Online Friends that is being planned for end of April. No specific date/time/location has been given yet. I’m looking to put together a potential Interest count, of friends who intend to definitely attend.

Location: Oakland, California suburb, somewhere between Richmond/Vallejo/Concord.

I do NOT have a specific date, time, or location. Just “End of April”

Please let me know (in Note or e-mail (rdewalt @ gmail .com) ) your interest.

DO SPREAD THE WORD PLEASE.

Former MFF Chair Dan Hauschild (Takaza Wolf) Passes Away

Screenshot of the MFF Twitter account announcement of Takaza's death.

On Sunday afternoon, March 26th, the Midwest Furfest Twitter account announced the passing of Dan Hauschild.

The entire #FurFest family is saddened to report the passing of previous chairman, longtime staffer, @takazajw. We will miss you dearly.

Mr. Hauschild, known among the fandom as Takaza Wolf, was a former chairman of Midwest Furfest, as well as having served on the staff of AnthroCon and Mephit Furmeet. He is survived by his husband, Duncan da Husky. Hauschild was 41.

Art Spot: Train Ride by Orangetavi

Train Ride by Orangetavi on DeviantArt
Via DeviantArt

While not exclusively a “furry” artist, Orangetavi often draws furry characters, and especially red pandas. This piece looks like a frame from a Ghibli film…

-The Gneech

The PTBAF Art Spot highlights some of the best in furry art, selected more-or-less at random by our staff. PTBAF supports the rights of artists and creators and our policy is to only post items by permission or otherwise consistent with applicable copyright laws. If your work has been used erroneously or you have any concerns, please contact us immediately.

Art Spot: Sun and Sundress by TwoKinds


Sun and Sundress by Twokinds on DeviantArt

Not gonna lie, I’m a sucker for furries on the beach.

You can tell, can’t you? ¬.¬

You can find more at Two Kinds.

-The Gneech

The PTBAF Art Spot highlights some of the best in furry art, selected more-or-less at random by our staff. PTBAF supports the rights of artists and creators and our policy is to only post items by permission or otherwise consistent with applicable copyright laws. If your work has been used erroneously or you have any concerns, please contact us immediately.

#FemaleFursuiterMonth Makes for a Warm and Fuzzy March

Stagboy_Faunte's #FursuiterFemaleMonth tweet
Source: Twitter

Fursuiter @SunTattooWolf has declared March to be #FemaleFursuiterMonth, and Twitter has seen a steady stream of posts by proud and happy women suiters posting selfies in and out of suit to express their love for the hobby. Common sentiments include…

“Here’s my #FemaleFursuiterMonth because after 6-7 years people are still surprised to learn I’m female :P”
FayVFox

“I’ve enjoyed the #femalefursuitermonth posts. The diversity behind the masks and performance is awesome to see”
Inifinite_Sunski

“Still new to the fursuit scene, but #FemaleFursuiterMonth has been so inspiring! I want to contribute to the fun (and make more suits!)”
OomlesOfficial

“I had someone mention ‘Why should #FemaleFursuiterMonth exist?’ The owl mascot and I am the only women in this photo. That’s why.”
Maccha_Fog

“#FemaleFursuiterMonth has shown me just how often I assume it’s a guy under there. Hope to join these ranks one day!”
Maxtheinnocent

This is the second year for the hashtag, which also received attention from Rune’s Furry Blog and other sources. SunTattooWolf explains, “What got me to start it was the Women’s History month. I wanted to show appreciation to Female fursuiters just the same as Women’s History month.” She also wanted to make a point of including trans women, “to show that we’re female no matter what. So, femalefursuiter month brings a diversity, which I am happy to see.”

“Furries For a Cure” Take Part in ACS Relay for Life

Furries For a Cure Join the ACS Relay for Life
Source: acsevents.org

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is a team fundraising event, in which members take turns walking the designated course for six to 24 hours, during which time each team keeps a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. As they say on their website, “Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we.”

The Oslow County, North Carolina team “Furries for a Cure” started in 2012 with a team of four, and have in that time more than tripled in size, with members from as far away as Texas coming to join in the event.

The team’s next relay event in on April 21st in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The team’s goal is to raise $9,000. If you’d like to donate or get involved, visit the team’s web page.

Albert Temple, Creator of “Gene Catlow,” Passes Away

Gene Catlow, Vol 1 Cover
Image Source: FurPlanet

Ryan Dewalt reports on FurAffinity that Albert Temple, creator of the long-running and popular furry webcomic Gene Catlow, has passed away at 59 due to natural causes.

Gene Catlow began in 2000 and covered a wide variety of topics including race (“species”) relations, tech humor, and Albert’s particular humble and loving approach to the world.

Albert’s messages of love, tolerance, and good humor in the face of adversity will be sorely missed.