The fandom for fictional anthropomorphic animal figures by human traits and characteristics is a furry comic manga (also known as furrydom, fur fandom, or furdom).
Anthropomorphic characteristics include the ability to exhibit human intelligence and facial expressions and the ability to speak, walk on two legs, and wear clothing. The term “furry fandom” can also refer to a group of people that meet up on the Internet and at conventions.
History Furry Comic Manga
According to fandom historian Fred Patten, the term “furry” was coined in 1980 at a science fiction convention. A character from Steve Gallacci’s Albedo Anthropomorphics sparked a conversation about anthropomorphic creatures in science fiction literature. As a result, a discussion group was formed, which met at a science center.
The earliest sources of inspiration for the fanbase include allegorical novels (both science fiction and fantasy) and cartoons portraying anthropomorphic animals.
When compared to a non-furry control group, a higher proportion of those self-identifying as furries liked cartoons “a great deal” as children and remembered watching them significantly more often, as well as being more likely to enjoy science fiction than those outside the community, according to a survey conducted in 2007.
Furry lovers want more than what mainstream publishers have to offer. This desire is answered by other fans who develop a wide range of items in amateur and professional capacities. Visual art, conventions, literature, and online groups, according to most furries, are vital to the fandom.
Art And Literature
Drawings, paintings, stories, comic books, fanzines, puppets, small press publications, sculpture, textile art, literature, music, and photography are all produced by furry artists, writers, and publishers. While most of this fan-created work is released through nonprofessional media like personal websites, some are published in anthologies, Amateur Press Associations, or APAzines.
Fans with creative skills make their plush toys, plushies, and elaborate outfits known as fursuits, which are worn for fun or to participate in parades, convention masquerades, dances, or charity activities (as entertainers).
Fursuits range in complexity from simple construction resembling sports mascots to more advanced features like movable jaws.
Music And Film
The furry community’s expanding presence of artists, songwriters, vocalists, and filmmakers are less visible but noteworthy. Although it is difficult to distinguish ‘furry’ music from traditional music, the consensus is that furry music is techno, trance, or dance in nature, as these are the genres most commonly heard at hairy convention dances. However, many classical and alternative musicians upload their work to sites like Fur Affinity, Last.FM, and Bandcamp.
Fursonas are anthropomorphic animal characters created by furry fans for roleplaying in MUDs, online forums, and electronic mailing lists.
These personas are based on a range of species, while many furries (nearly 60% of those polled in 2007) identify with carnivorans.
Some people consider the philanthropic figures who change between human and animal forms to be part of the genre. Some fans of Furry comic manga think certain superheroes with animal-derived powers to be of interest, with the main idea being a combination of human and non-human animal qualities.