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Table of Contents

Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List
Motion Picture
Dramatic Short Work or Series
Novel
Short Fiction
Other Literary Work
Graphic Story
Comic Strip
Magazine
Published Illustration
Game
Miscellany

TOC     Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List

This ninth annual Recommended Anthropomorphics List has two purposes. Firstly, it is open for all Furry fans to recommend what they consider to be the best anthropomorphic movies, TV series, novels, artwork, games, etc. that they found first published during 2009. It is for fans who want to know what anthropomorphic movies, TV series, novels, etc. others found to be worth looking for. The List is open to anyone to add to, so if you know of any 2009 Furry movies or comic books or comic strips, etc. that you consider worth recommending, please send your recommendations to:

recommended@ursamajorawards.org

Works of a predominantly sexual nature, or which include explicit sexual situations involving characters which are or appear to be underage, human, human-like beings, and/or non-anthropomorphic animals, will not be included in the Recommended List (nor accepted in nomination for an Ursa Major Award).

All recommendations for 2009 must be received by January 15, 2010.

It would be greatly appreciated if you are able to provide weblinks to your recommendations so that we can correctly add them to the list.

The second purpose is to serve as a guide to which items were produced in 2009, to help fans determine what is eligible to nominate for the year's Ursa Major Awards (to be voted upon in 2010). Note: Recommendation of items to this list does not constitute nomination for the awards, nor is it a requirement for nomination! Nomination may not be done until the end of 2009 - check this site for instructions.

Fursuit performances qualify under "Dramatic Short Work or Series", preferably in recorded form, or as performances which will be repeated.

The dividing line in size between Novel and Short Fiction is 40,000 words.

The "Other Literary Work" category is for any literary work that does not fit into the existing written categories, including but not limited to such things as short story and comic strip collections, graphic novels, and non-fiction.

The Published Illustration category is intended for single illustrations only. When multiple illustrations exist in the same story/book be careful to identify exactly which illustration you mean. Should you wish to recommend an artist of several illustrations in the same story, none of which stands out above the other, cite the title page or other first illustration.

Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany is not matched by a similar category in the Ursa Major Awards. Recommended Miscellany is for those items like the Realm of the Claw action figures that appeared awhile back, or the Cthulhu plush dolls that do not fit into any of the existing categories, but are too good to be ignored.

This Recommended List is posted at http://www.ursamajorawards.org/ This website includes links to as many as possible of the recommended items that have their own entries on the Internet; so if you want to know more about any of them, you can go right to its site.

Recommended List for 2001
Recommended List for 2002
Recommended List for 2003
Recommended List for 2004
Recommended List for 2005
Recommended List for 2006
Recommended List for 2007
Recommended List for 2008
Recommended List for 2010
Recommended List for 2011
Recommended List for 2012
Recommended List for 2013

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

  1. Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel (Producer:Bagdasarian Productions, Fox 2000 Pictures; Distributor: 20th Century Fox, December 23)
  2. Avatar (Producer: 20th Century Fox; distributor 20th Century Fox, December 18)
  3. Coraline (Produced: Laika Entertainment, Pandemonium; Distributed: Universal Pictures, February 6)
  4. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Producer: 20th Century Fox; Distributor 20th Century Fox, November 25, 2009)
  5. G-Force (Produced: Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Walt Disney Pictures; Distributed: Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista, July 24)
  6. Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Producer: Blue Sky Studios; Distributor: 20th Century Fox, July 1)
  7. Monsters vs. Aliens (Producer: Dreamworks Animation; Distributor: DreamWorks Distribution, March 27)
  8. Open Season 2 (Sony Pictures Animation, January 27)
  9. Ponyo (english translation) (Producer:Studio Ghibli; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures, August 14)
  10. The Princess and the Frog (Producer: Walt Disney Animation Studios; Distributor: Walt Disney Motion Pictures, December 11)
  11. Twilight: New Moon (Producer: Imprint Entertainment; Distributor: Summit Entertainment, November 20)
  12. Up (Produced: Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures; Distributed: Buena Vista, May 29)
  13. Where the Wild Things Are (Producer:Warner Brothers; Distributors: Warnor Bros. Pictures, October 16

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series

  1. The Adventures of Digger and Friends(Concept by FOXSports Chairman David Hill, developed by FOX Sports EVP in conjunction with Rhythm + Hues Commercial Studios, February 15 - April 20)
  2. Busytown Mysteries (Produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment, September 19 to November 28)
  3. The Cat Piano (Produced by The People's Republic of Animation)
  4. Dug’s Special Mission (Produced by Disney/Pixar for release on DVD of Up, November 10th)
  5. Merry Madagascar (Produced by Dreamworks Animation for release on NBC, November 17th)
  6. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Produced by Walt Disney TV Animation for the Disney Channel, Season 2 episode 29 to episode 44)
  7. Partly Cloudy (Produced by Disney/Pixar, May 29th)
  8. The Penguins of Madagascar(Produced by Dreamworks Animation for Nickelodeon, March 28 to December 5)
  9. Prep and Landing (Produced by Walt Disney Animation, December 8th)
  10. The Secret Saturdays (Produced by Cartoon Network, Season 1 episode 11 to Season 2 episode 7)
  11. Usavich (Produced by Kanaban Graphics for MTV Japan, Episode 38 "12th Floor" to 39 "13th Floor")
  12. The Wonder Pets (Produced by Nickelodeon, Season 2 episode 30 to episode 42)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Novel

  1. Mythic Journeys, by Michael W. Bard. (Serialized in Anthro #19 to #26, November/December)
  2. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, by David Benedictus. (Dutton Juvenile, October)
  3. Flawed Dogs — The Shocking Raid on Westminster, by Berke Breathed. (Philomel, September)
  4. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs. (Ace Hardcover, February)
  5. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming, by Patricia Briggs. (Del Ray, August)
  6. Jazmyn by Bernard Doove. (CreateSpace, April)
  7. Farmers and Mercenaries, by Maxwell Alexander Drake. (Imagined Interprises, June)
  8. Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman. (Harper-Collins, September)
  9. Cheetah's Win, by Phil Geusz. (ANTHRO #23 (May/June))
  10. Out of Position by Kyell Gold. (Sofawolf Press, January) Adults Only.
  11. Amat Victoria Curam by Joan Jacobsen (Raccoons Bookshelf Press, September)
  12. The Unscratchables, by Cornelius Kane (Scribner, July)
  13. The Marmalade Shore by Richard Comus Tammar. (CreateSpace, April)
  14. Child of Man by Kristina Tracer, Beatrix Root, Johnathan Ascher& Jessie Tracer (CreateSpace, November)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

  1. Murderer Most Foul, by Michael W. Bard. (in ANTHRO #22 (March/April))
  2. The Low King and the Faerie Dog, by Michael Bergey. (in ANTHRO #21 (January/February))
  3. Tricks of the Light, by Michael Bergey. (in ANTHRO #25 (September/October))
  4. BunRabs, by Donald J. Bingle. (In Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies, ed. Kerrie Hughes and Martin H. Greenberg; DAW books, October)
  5. Attack of the Talking Gerbils, by A. D. Burrows. (in ANTHRO #21 (January/February))
  6. Snake in the Glass, by P.E. Cunningham. (in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #7)
  7. One Last Run, by Vixyy Fox. (in ANTHRO #21 (January/February))
  8. Trading Wishes by Kevin Frane (on FurAffinity.net, November)
  9. Lagrange, by Phil Geusz. (in ANTHRO #25 (September/October))
  10. Drifting by Kyell Gold (on FurAffinity.net, August) Adults Only.
  11. Stop the World, by Kyell Gold. (in ANTHRO #24 (July/August))
  12. Morgan’s Island, by Ben Goodridge. (in ANTHRO #24 (July/August))
  13. Aurellia, by Laura L. Hill. (in ANTHRO #22 (March/April))
  14. A Journal of Certain Events of Scientific Interest from the First Survey Voyage of the Southern Waters by HMS Ocelot, As Observed by Professor Thaddeus Boswell, DPhil, MSc -or- A Lullaby, by Helen Keeble. (In Strange Horizons, June)
  15. Christmas Rush, by Quentin Long. (in ANTHRO #26 (November/December))
  16. Second Heat, by Quentin Long. (in ANTHRO #22 (March/April))
  17. Jump Space by Mary Anne Mohanraj (in Thoughtcrime Experiment ed. Sumana Harihareswara and Leonard Richardson, April)
  18. Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs by Leonard Richardson (in Strange Horizons July 13)
  19. To Fully Live, by Shannon ‘Leasara’ Robertson. (in ANTHRO #24 (July/August))
  20. Checkmate, by Bill ‘Hafoc’ Rogers. (in ANTHRO #26 (November/December))
  21. Confession, by Bill 'Hafoc' Rogers. (in ANTHRO #22 (March/April)
  22. Moonchaser, by Bill ‘Hafoc’ Rogers. (in ANTHRO #24 (July/August))
  23. Prey, by Bill 'Hafoc' Rogers. (in ANTHRO #21 (January/February))
  24. The Ass and the Rabbit, by John Routledge. (in ANTHRO #23 (May/June))
  25. Sand-Skin Man by K.C. Shaw. (in Beneath Ceaseless Skies #7)
  26. Daisy by Andrew Willett (in Thoughtcrime Experiment ed. Sumana Harihareswara and Leonard Richardson,April)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

  1. The Daily Zoo, Year 2, by Chris Ayers. (Design Studio Press, comic strip collection, December)
  2. Bloom County – The Complete Library, Volume 1, by Berke Breathed. (Idea & Design Works, LLC, comic strip collection, October)
  3. Draw Furries: How to Create Anthropomorphic and Fantasy Animals, by Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges. (Impact, art instruction, December)
  4. Werewolves: A Field Guide to Shapeshifters, Lycanthropes, and Man-Beasts, by Bob Curran. Published by New Page Books, fantasy field-guide, September.
  5. The Dragon Book, edited by Jack Dan and Gardner Dozois. (Ace, short story collection, November)
  6. The Werewolf’s Guide to Life, by Ritch Duncan, Bob Powers, and Emily Flake. (Broadway, fantasy self-help book, September)
  7. Skin Horse volume 1, by Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey C. Wells. (The Couscous Store, comic strip collection, August)
  8. The First Book of Lapism, by Phil Geusz. (ANTHRO Press, short story collection, November)
  9. X, edited by Kyell Gold. (Sofawolf Press, anthology, July) Adults Only.
  10. Imaginative Realism: How To Paint What Doesn't Exist, by James Gurney. (Andrews McMeel, art instruction, October)
  11. Flight of the Great Bear, by Laura L. Hill (in ANTHRO #22, poem, March/April)
  12. Transformation, by Laura L. Hill. (in ANTHRO #23, poem, May/June)
  13. A Eulogy for Furp, by Uncle Kage. (in ANTHRO #22, eulogy, March/April)
  14. Playing with Fire, by Quentin Long. (in ANTHRO #22, editorial, March/April)
  15. The Size of It, by Quentin Long. (in ANTHRO #24, editorial, July/August)
  16. What Food Eats, by Quentin Long. (in ANTHRO #23, editorial, May/June)
  17. Seasons of the Sky, by Bill 'Hafoc' Rogers. (in ANTHRO #21, poem, January/February)
  18. Who Are the Furries?, by Denise Winterman (BBC News, 'UK - Magazine article, November 13, 2009)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           (Includes comic books and serialised online stories.)

  1. Absinthe, Chapter 1: Wormwood on Five Rounds a Day by Nicholas Brienza and Egypt Urnash. (Lulu, August) Adults Only.
  2. At Arm's Length by Darkwing Dork and Brooke Scovil. (Internet, January 2 to December 25)
  3. Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth by Gitte Tang Jensen & Maia Fjordmand. (Internet, May 24 to December 21)
  4. Castle of Cards by Ashley McAlpine (Internet from August to December 20)
  5. The City Dreams of Tamino the Cat by Thomas Blue. (Internet, January 7 to May 14)
  6. Digger by Ursula Vernon. (Internet, February 24 to December 22)
  7. Five Glasses of Absinthe by Nicholas Brienza and Egypt Urnash. (Internet, May 25 (cover) to September 7) Adults Only.
  8. Furrlough, by various. (Radio Comix, monthly, issues #187 to #189)
  9. Furrlough Color Special by various. (Radio Comix, July 1)
  10. Genus, by various. (Radio Comix, bi-monthly?, issues #89 to #91) Adults Only.
  11. Genus Male, by various. (Radio Comix, yearly, issues #8) Adults Only.
  12. Grandville, by Bryan Talbot. (Jonathan Cape (UK), Dark Horse (USA), Comma 22 (Italy), Jemma Press (Greece), Reservoir Books (Spain), Comic Centrum (Czech), 15th October)
  13. Heathen City Vol. 2: Paved with Bad Intentions (Bad Dog Books, July)
  14. Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler (Internet, #63 to #82)
  15. Le Bois des Vierges, by Jean Dufaux and Béatrice Tillier. (Delacourt, Volume 1)
  16. The Pride of Life, by Rhandi Fisher (Internet, Episode 6 cover to page 48)
  17. Sandusky, by John Prengaman, Jr. (Internet from January 2 to December 28)
  18. Skin Deep: Exchanges, Chapter 1: Handshakes, by Kory Bingaman. (Internet, January 5 to December 22)
  19. Slop, by Mulefoot. (Internet, #13 "Something to Pass the Time" to #14 "Samaritan") Adults Only.
  20. Swansong, by James LeBar. (Internet, Issue 2, April)
  21. Tales of the Questor, by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (Internet, #551 to #576)
  22. Ulster, by T.D. Ward. (DreamField Comics, Issue 1, September)
  23. Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai. (Dark Horse, vol. 3, issues #117 to #135)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Comic Strip

           (For newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.)

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

  1. Abominable Charles Christopher, by Karl Kerschl. (Internet strips from January 7 to December 23)
  2. Badly Drawn Kitties, by Mat Sherer. (Internet strips from January 2 to December 28)
  3. Commander Kitty, by Scotty Arsenault. (Internet strips from January 3 to December 14)
  4. Concession, by Immelmann. (Internet strips from January 2 to December 25)
  5. Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures, by Amber M. Williams. (Internet strips from page 41 to 83)
  6. Deer Me, by Sheryl Schopfer. (Internet strips from January 2 to December 25)
  7. Doc Rat, by Jenner. (Internet strips from January 1 to December 31)
  8. Exterminatus Now, by Eastwood, Silversword, Lothar Lex and The Virus. (Internet strips from January 3 to December 21)
  9. Faulty Logic, by Jalyss Barclay. (Internet strips from January 3 to October 10)
  10. Faust, by Philip Farmer. (Internet strips from March 5 to December 31)
  11. Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet strips from 1674 to 1824)
  12. FW! Adventures, by Wilfredo R. Ortiz (Internet strips from January 2 to December 25)
  13. Goblin Hollow, by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (Internet strips from #278 to #301)
  14. Housepets!, by Rick Griffin (Internet strips from January 2 to December 30)
  15. Inhuman Relations, by Dennis Hyer (Internet strips from January 9 to December 25)
  16. Jack, by David Hopkins. (Internet strips since #1287 to #3180) Adults Only.
  17. Kevin & Kell, by Bill Holbrook. (Internet strips from January 1 to December 31)
  18. Little Dee, by Chris Baldwin. (Internet strips from January 5 to December 28)
  19. Mr Cow, by Chuck Melville. (Internet strips from January 2 to December 21)
  20. Newshounds II, by Thomas K. Dye. (Internet strips from Jan. 19 to December 28)
  21. Nip and Tuck, by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (Internet strips from #799 to #836)
  22. Noir Theater, by Sergi San Julián and Ángel Louzao. (Internet strips from January 10 to October 10)
  23. Precocious, by Christopher J. Paulsen (Internet strips from #63 to #415)
  24. Raine Dog, by D. C. Simpson. (Internet strips from January 7 to December 2)
  25. Skin Horse, by Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey C. Wells. (Internet strips from January 3 to December 28)
  26. S.S.D.D., by Alan Foreman. (Internet strips from January 1 to December 28)
  27. Tally Ho, by Ralph Hayes. (Internet strips from #129 to #149)
  28. Willow and Timothy, by Mark Alexander Smith. (Internet strips from #1 to #23)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Magazine

  1. ANTHRO, edited by Quentin Long. #21 (Jan/Feb) to #26 (Nov/Dec)
  2. Heat #6 (Sofawolf Press, July)
  3. New Fables Summer 2009 (Sofawolf Press, July)
  4. South Fur Lands. Issue #52 (March) to 54(December)
  5. Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe. Issue 46

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

  1. Jessica Gault Assael, Illustration from The Marmalade Shore by Richard Comus Tammar, April.
  2. Blotch cover of Out of Position by Kyell Gold, January.
  3. Xenia Eliassen, "Firegryph", cover of ANTHRO #26, November/December.
  4. Patrick Farley, "Gaia’s Strange Seedlike Brood (Homage to Lynn Margulis)" in Thoughtcrime Experiment ed. Sumana Harihareswara and Leonard Richardson, April.
  5. Rusty Haller, "Dr. Forrester Introduces Himself" in Sinnesteuersymphonie by E.O. Costello, Spontoon Island, February.
  6. Rusty Haller, "Omega is Commanded" in Sinnesteuersymphonie by E.O. Costello, Spontoon Island, February.
  7. Rusty Haller, "The Encounter on the Stairs" in Sinnesteuersymphonie by E.O. Costello, Spontoon Island, January.
  8. Jailbird "It's Beautiful", illo for Trading Wishes by Kevin Frane, November.
  9. Kenket, Illustration for NEW COYOTE in ANTHRO #26, November/December.
  10. Sara Palmer, cover of Jazmyn by Bernard Doove, April.
  11. Vanessa Pridgen, cover of Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe, issue 46, May.
  12. Portia St. Luke, "Kagemushi Goro: The Shadow Bug", cover of ANTHRO #23, May/June.
  13. Taral Wayne, "Hockey Night in Montreal", cover of the Anticipation 2009 Convention Guide (The 67th World Science Fiction Convention), August.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

  1. Bird & Beans (Developer/Publisher: Nintendo; April 3)
  2. Fossil Fighters (Developer: Red Entertainment; Publisher: Nintendo; August 10)
  3. G-Force: The Video Game (Developer: Keen Studios; Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios; July 21)
  4. Major Minor's Majestic March (Developer: Nana On-Sha; Publisher: Majesco; March 31)
  5. Mr. Driller W (Developer/Publisher: Namco Bandai; August 24)
  6. Predation: The Board Game, by Quentin Long (in ANTHRO #25, September/October)
  7. Space Bust-A-Move (Developer/Publisher: Taito; July 28)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany

  1. ACTfur On Air, podcast/discussion by various Australian furries.
  2. Anthropodcast, podcast/discussion by various furries.
  3. Anthropomorphic Dreams Podcast, produced by Will A. Sanborn (Internet podcast from January 18 to December 24)
  4. Artspots, by various. A furry art gallery.
  5. Fur Affinity, by various artists and authors. A general furry art and story gallery containing both clean and adult art.
  6. furry101.com, by various authors. A Furry blogsite.
  7. Furry4Life.org, by various furries. A furry social networking site.
  8. furryne.ws, by various authors. A Furry news site.
  9. Furspace, by various furries. A furry social networking site.
  10. Furtean Times, by various writers. A furry news website.
  11. Knotcast, by various speakers. Podcast/discussion. Adults Only.
  12. The Totemlands, by various. A Furry visual chat site.
  13. Unsheathed, by Kyell Gold and K.M. Hirosaki. Podcast/discussion. Adults Only.
  14. WikiFur, by all interested furries. A furry wikipedia. (Internet)