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Table of Contents

Recommended Anthropomorphic Motion Picture
Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Series
Recommended Anthropomorphic Novel
Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction
Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work
Recommended Anthropomorphic Comic Book
Recommended Anthropomorphic Comic Strip
Recommended Anthropomorphic Fanzine
Recommended Anthropomorphic Published Illustration
Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

  1. 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (Disney, January 21, 2003)
  2. Brother Bear (Disney, November 1, 2003)
  3. Finding Nemo (Disney/Pixar, May 30, 2003)
  4. Jungle Emperor Leo [English-language release] (Media Blasters, October 28, 2003)
  5. Junkers Come Here [English-language release] (Bandai Entertainment, August 19, 2003)
  6. Stitch! The Movie (Disney, August 23, 2003)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Series

  1. Between the Lions (WGBH Boston and Sirius Thinking, Ltd. for PBS syndication; 2003 new episodes, 4th season, #66 - #70, September 15 - September 19)
  2. Gary the Rat (Grammnet Productions for TNN/Spike TV; 2003 episodes, Season One, #1 (June 26) through #13 (December 11)
  3. Lenny and Sid (Toonacious Family Entertainment for direct-to-video/DVD release; 2003 episodes, #1 (February 25) through #2 (Oct. 14))
  4. Lilo & Stitch: The Series (Walt Disney Television Animation for ABC Kids TV, 2003 episodes, 1st season, #1 (September 20) - #27 (December 29) [#28 shown out of sequence on December 12])
  5. Silverwing (Bardel Entertainment for Teletoon; 2003 episodes, Season One, #1 (September 6) through #13 (December 14)
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [2003] (4Kids Entertainment Inc./Dong Woo Animation Co., Ltd. for 4Kids' FoxBox Saturday morning block on the FoxKids network; 2003 episodes, Season One, #1 (February 8) - #26 (November 1), Season Two, #27 (November 8) - #31 (December 6)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Novel

  1. Rita Mae Brown, with Sneaky Pie Brown. The Tail of the Tip-Off. (Bantam Books, March 2003.)
  2. Carter Crocker. The Tale of the Swamp Rat. (Philomel Books, September 2003)
  3. Laurell K. Hamilton. Cerulean Sins: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel. (Berkeley Publishing Group, April 2003)
  4. Brock Hoagland. The Iron Star. (Shanda Fantasy Arts, July 2003)
  5. Tanya Huff. Long Hot Summoning. (DAW Books, May 2003)
  6. Erin Hunter. Warriors: Into the Wild. (Harper Collins Publishers, January 2003)
  7. Erin Hunter. Warriors: Fire and Ice. (Harper Collins Publishers, June 2003)
  8. Kathryn Lasky. Guardians of Ga'hoole: The Capture. (Scholastic, Inc., June 2003)
  9. Shirley Rousseau Murphy. Cat Seeing Double; A Joe Grey Mystery. (Harper Collins Publishers, January 2003.)
  10. Lisanne Norman. Between Darkness and Light. (DAW Books, January 2003.)
  11. Spider Robinson. Callahan's Con. (Tom Doherty Associates/Tor Books, July 2003)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

  1. Scott Bradfield, "Doggy Love", in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, August 2003.
  2. Gene Breshears, "Kiss and Tell", in Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #32, March 2003.
  3. Phil Geusz, "A Man's Touch", in TSAT (Transformation Stories, Art, Talk) #26, February-March 2003.
  4. Phil Geusz, "Pelton" in TSAT (Transformation Stories, Art, Talk) #31, December 2003- January 2004.
  5. M. C. A. Hogarth, "In the Line of Duty" in Anthrolations #7, November 2003.
  6. Charles P. A. Melville, "Riding the Lady", in Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #33, July 2003.
  7. Michael H. Payne, "Law and Justice", in Black Gate: Adventures in Fantasy Literature #5, Spring 2003.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

  1. Arctic-Nation, by Juan Diaz Canales (story) & Juanjo Guarnido (art). (Blacksad vol. 2) (Dargaud, March 2003; graphic art novel)
  2. Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales (story) & Juanjo Guarnido (art) [English translation]. (Blacksad vol. 1) (iBooks, December 2003; graphic art novel)
  3. Faux Pas: Book 1, by Robert & Margaret Carspecken. (Plan Nine Publishing, November 2003; comic strip collection)
  4. Friends of a Feather: One of Life's Little Fables, by Bill Cosby, illustrated by Erika Cosby. (Harper Entertainment, May 2003; children's picture book)
  5. Mutant, Texas: Tales of Sheriff Ida Red, by Paul Dini (story) and J. Bone (art). (Oni Press, April 2003; comic book collection)
  6. We All Came Out to Mantra, by Thomas K. Dye. (Newshounds vol. 4) (Plan Nine Publishing, March 2003; comic strip collection)
  7. The Courageous Princess: Masterpiece Edition, by Rod Espinosa. (Antarctic Press, July 2003; comic book collection)
  8. Cigarro & Cerveja: Round 1, by Tony Esteves. (Tony Esteves, July 2003; comic strip collection)
  9. Dandy & Company: Out of the Doghouse, by Derrick Fish.  (Big Pond Comics, June 2003; comic strip collection)
  10. The Towers of Numar, by Michel Gagné. (Gagné International Press, June 2003; children's picture book)
  11. Half Human, Half Animal: Tales of Werewolves and Related Creatures, by Jamie Hall. (1stBooks Library, July 2003; survey of shapeshifters of all species from mythology to modern popular culture)
  12. The RHJunior 2003 Super CD, by Ralph Hayes, Jr. (RHJunior Productions, May 2003; CD collection of Internet comic strips)
  13. The Art of "Herbie", by Herbie. (Sofawolf Press, July 2003; art book)
  14. Carrots and Sticks, by Bill Holbrook. (Kevin & Kell vol. 8). (Plan Nine Publishing, August 2003; comic strip collection)
  15. Herobear and the Kid: The Inheritance, by Mike Kunkel. (Astonish Comics, March 2003; comic book collection)
  16. I'm a Manatee, by John Lithgow, illustrated by Ard Hoyt. (Simon & Schuster Childrens Book Publishers, September 2003; children's picture book)
  17. Dinosailors, by Deb Lund, illustrated by Howard Fine. (Harcourt Children's Books, September 2003; children's picture book)
  18. Who's Got Game? The Lion or the Mouse?, by Toni & Slade Morrison, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre. (Scribner, September 2003; children's picture book)
  19. Best in Show: Fifteen Years of Outstanding Furry Fiction, edited by Fred Patten. (Sofawolf Press, July 2003; short story anthology)
  20. The Firebringer Trilogy, by Meredith Ann Pierce. (Science Fiction Book Club, July 2003; collection of Birth of the Firebringer, Dark Moon and The Son of Summer Stars)
  21. The Perfect Crime, by Fara Shimbo. (Shimbo's Klysadel.net website, December 2003; text/graphic art novel)
  22. Vincent et Van Gogh, by Gradimir Smudja. (Delcourt, January 24, 2003; graphic novel)
  23. Moreau Omnibus: Forests of the Night, Emperors of the Twilight, Specters of the Dawn, by S. Andrew Swann. (DAW Books, August 2003; collection of three novels)
  24. L'accélérateur Atomique, by Lewis Trondheim. (Les formidables aventures de Lapinot vol. 9) (Dargaud, January 2003; graphic art novel)
  25. Fables: Animal Farm, by Bill Willingham (writer), Mark Buckingham (penciller) & Steve Leialoha (inker). (Vertigo/DC Comics, July 2003; comic book collection)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Comic Book

  1. The Adventures of Mia, by Enrico Casarosa. (Monkeysuit Press, irregular, 2003 issues include #1, published July/distributed November)
  2. Animal Farm in Fables, by Bill Willingham (story), Mark Buckingham (pencils) & Steve Leialoha (inks).  (DC Comics/Vertigo, five-issue story arc in Fables #6-#10, monthly, 2003 issues include Animal Farm, Part 4 - Fables #9, March 2003 to Part 5 - Fables #10, April 2003)
  3. Bureau of Mana Investigation, by Smudge (Christina Hanson) & Ed Garcia (#6); Smudge, Baron Engel & Richard Decker (#7-#8). (Radio Comix, bi-monthly, 2003 issues from #6, January to #8, May [final])
  4. Circles, by Andrew French, Steve Domanski and Scott Fabianek. (Rabbit Valley Artists Cooperative Association, irregular, 2003 issues include #4 (dated Winter 2001 but published July 11, 2003))
  5. David and Goliath, by Jay Ju (story) & Leonel Castellani & Daniel Griffo (art). (Image Comics, bi-monthly, 2003 issues include #1, September, to #2, December)
  6. Extinctioners, by Shawntae L. Howard. (Shanda Fantasy Arts, irregular, 2003 issues include #12, January)
  7. FurNation(FurNation Multimedia, 2003 issues: #3, undated [February] to #4 [July])
  8. Furrlough, by various. (Radio Comix, monthly, 2003 issues from #121, January to #131, November)
  9. Genus: Male, by Mike Vega, Daria McGrain, John Barrett & Terrie Smith. (Sin Factory, annual, 2003 issues include #2, January)
  10. Lé Menagerie, by Bernyce W. Talley. (Nubian Queen Comics, irregular, 2003 issues include #1, January)
  11. The Sandman Presents: Bast, by Caitlin R. Kiernan (story) & Joe Bennett (art). (DC Comics/Vertigo, 3-issue limited series, #1/March 2003 - #3/May)
  12. Tea Club, by "PMBQ" (Phuong-Mai Bui-Quang). (Icarus Publishing, bi-monthly, 2003 issues from #3, February to #5, August)
  13. Things To Do In a Retirement Home Trailer Park When You're 29 and Unemployed... #1, by Aneurin Wright. (Welsh El Dorado Press, irregular, 2003 issues include #1, July)
  14. Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai. (Dark Horse, monthly, 2003 issues from v. III #63, January to #71, November)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Comic Strip

(Note - The Belfry contains links to a wide variety of on-line comics including many Furry ones.)

  1. 1/0, by Tailsteak (Mason Williams). (Comic strip, Internet, daily, 2003 strips from January 1 to May 26)
  2. Carried by the Wind, by Brent Bowser. (Internet, approx. twice weekly, 2003 strips from January 3 [#64] to December 29 [#140])
  3. Code Name: Hunter, by Gyrfalcon & Darc Klooster. (Internet, approx. twice weekly, 2003 strips from August 23 [case cover] to December 31 [#20])
  4. Commander Kitty, by Scotty Arsenault. (Internet, approx. four-weekly, 2003 strips from January 1 to December 27)
  5. Dandy & Company, by Derrick Fish. (Internet, daily, 2003 strips from January 1 to December 31)
  6. A Doemain of Our Own, by Susan M. Parkin. (Internet, tri-weekly, 2003 strips from January 2 to December 31)
  7. Faux Pas, by Robert & Margaret Carspecken. (Internet, tri-weekly, 2003 strips from January 1 to December 31)
  8. Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet, tri-weekly, 2003 strips from January 1 to December 31)
  9. High Treason, by Laelia & Kern. (Internet, semi-monthly, 2003 strips from February 1 [cover] to December 26 [#41])
  10. Jack, by David Hopkins. (Comic strip, Internet, tri-weekly, 2003 strips from January 1 (#297) to December 31 (#453))
  11. Kevin & Kell, by Bill Holbrook. (Internet, daily, 2003 strips from January 1 to December 31)
  12. Master Zen-Dao Meow: The Spiraling Heart, by Patrick Schaefer & Bret Ward. (Internet, tri-weekly, 2003 strips from January 1 [#116] to July 13)
  13. Newshounds, by Thomas K. Dye. (Internet, daily, 2003 strips from January 1 to December 31)
  14. Nip and Tuck, by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (Internet, semi-weekly, 2003 strips from January 2 to December 30)
  15. Norm & Cory, by Andrew Kaiko. (Internet, irregular, 2003 strips from May 1 to December 29)
  16. Ozy and Millie, by David Craig Simpson. (Internet, daily, 2003 strips from January 1 to August 23; reprints with extensive new commentary from August 25 to December 31)
  17. Rainbow's End, by Katie Popp. (Internet, weekly, 2003 strips from February 7 to March 27)
  18. Room for One More, by Brittany Greatbear. (Internet, thrice-weekly, 2003 strips from January 1 to December 29; artist from August 1, Oren Otter)
  19. Scrued, by Melissa Jewell. (Internet, irregular, 2003 strips from January 2 to September 5)
  20. SpellShocked, by Benjamin Yackley, Charles Caffrey and Mark Freid. (Internet, semi-monthly, 2003 strips from January 1 [#49] to April 1 [#54]; from April 28 [#1] weekly by Yackley alone to August 4 [#10])
  21. The Suburban Jungle, starring Tiffany Tiger, by John Robey. (Internet, tri-weekly, 2003 strips from January 1 to December 26)
  22. Tales of the Questor, by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (Internet, weekly, 2003 strips from January 5 to December 31)
  23. Terebinth, by Michael H. Payne. (Magazine: Yarf!, irregular, 2003 issues from #66, January, to #69, September. Also the Internet, tri- or semi-weekly, 2003 issues are reprints to #104 and original from #105 (November 25) to #117 (December 29))
  24. Under the Lemon Tree, by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (Internet, semi-weekly, 2003 strips from January 1 to December 31)
  25. Unicornography, by Tanamin! (Internet, weekly, 2003 strips from January 1 to August 3)
  26. Vinci & Arty, by Candy Lewin. (Internet, weekly, 2003 strips from February 21 to December 29)
  27. Wild Angels, by G. Raymond Eddy. (Internet, approx. weekly, 2003 strips from January 3 to November 27)
  28. The World of Vicki Fox, by Laura Howell & Michael Russell; and Shelley Pleger (#60+). (Internet, semi-monthly, 2003 strips from January 12 [#58] to January 26 [#59]; April 13 [#60] to December 28 [#77])

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Fanzine

  1. Anthrolations (2003 issues include #7, November)
  2. Fur Plus (2003 issues from #17, January, to #19, September)
  3. Fur Visions (2003 issues from #27, January, to #29, July)
  4. Huzzah! (2003 issues from #49, February, to #50, May [final]
  5. South Fur Lands (2003 issues from #28, March, to #31, December)
  6. Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe (2003 issues from #32, March, to #34, November)
  7. Yarf! (2003 issues from #66, January, to #69, September)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

  1. Dillon, Leo & Diane. Cover painting for The Tale of the Swamp Rat, by Carter Crocker. Philomel Books, September 2003.
  2. Doove, Bernard. Cover painting for South Fur Lands #29, June 2003.
  3. Hewitt, Peta. Cover painting for South Fur Lands #28, March 2003.
  4. Hewitt, Peta. Cover painting for South Fur Lands #30, September 2003.
  5. Howell, Troy. Cover painting for Firewing, by Kenneth Oppel. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, February 2003 (U.S. edition).
  6. Maltzman, Kacey. Cover art for Fur Visions #27, January 2003.
  7. Meyer, Susan. Cover painting for Furrlough #130, October 2003.
  8. Rigdon, Sky. "Husky in Buddhist Robes", interior illustration in North American Fur #11, January 2003.
  9. Smith, Terrie. Cover painting for The Iron Star, by Brock Hoagland. Shanda Fantasy Arts, July 2003
  10. Vernon, Ursula. Cover painting for Best in Show: Fifteen Years of Outstanding Furry Fiction, edited by Fred Patten. Sofawolf Press, July 2003.
  11. Woodbury, C. D. (Bluesman). "Busker at Pike Place Market", interior illustration (page 41) in Conifur Northwest 2003 Program Book, September 2003.
  12. Yamaneko-ya. Cover painting for Genus #62, October 2003.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

  1. Fox Jones: The Treasures of El Dorado (Developer & Publisher: Evis-Games, May 25, 2003; Version 1.1, August 31, 2003)
  2. Impossible Creatures. (Developer: Relic Entertainment, Inc.; Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios, January 7, 2003.)
  3. Jak II. (Developer: Naughty Dog, Inc.; Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., October 14, 2003)
  4. Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando. (Developer: Insomniac Games, Inc.; Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., November 11, 2003)
  5. Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo. (Developer: Frontier Developments, Ltd.; Publisher: BAM! Entertainment, Inc., October 8, 2003)
  6. Whiplash. (Developer: Crystal Dynamics; Publisher: Eidos Interactive, Ltd., November 18, 2003)