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

TOC     Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List

This eighteenth 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 2018. 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 2018 Furry movies or comic books or comic strips, etc. that you consider worth recommending, please send your recommendations to:

recommended@ursamajorawards.org

The ALAA reserves the right to exclude from the Recommended Anthropomorphics List, and from contention for an Ursa Major Award, any works it deems to be obscene, libelous, illegal, or otherwise detrimental to the integrity and good standing of the Ursa Major Awards and the anthropomorphics fandom that those awards represent.

All recommendations for 2018 must be received by midnight PST, January 15, 2019.

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 2018, to help fans determine what is eligible to nominate for the year's Ursa Major Awards (to be voted upon in 2019). Note: Recommendation of items to this list does not constitute nomination for the awards, nor is it a requirement for nomination! Nominations may not be made until January 2019 - check the Nominations page for instructions.

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.

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

Fursuit is an Award category with special requirements. Due to the difficulties with administering this category, we will have to ask for extra information and other requirements to accept them into this category. To submit them to the Recommended List we require ALL of the following:

  • Fursuit name
  • Fursuit's maker
  • Fursuit's owner/player (if not the maker)
  • Good quality photograph taken during the eligible year (2018 at present) with permission to publish it
  • Date photograph taken
  • Venue at which the photograph was taken (MUST be at a convention or furmeet where a significant number of people have seen it)

If all details are correctly supplied, the fursuit will be eligible for an Ursa Major Award for that year only. ALL fursuits are eligible for the Recommended List and as a candidate for an Award for ONE YEAR ONLY. When Award nominations are opened in January, all nominees for the Fursuit category must be chosen from those on the Recommended List for the eligible year. The Ursa Major Award will be given to the fursuit maker, not the wearer/performer. Photographs will be published on this website for consideration by the public. You must have the rights to that photo and grant us permission to show it. NOTE: An Award will only be presented if there are sufficient recommendations to proceed with it.

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 2009
Recommended List for 2010
Recommended List for 2011
Recommended List for 2012
Recommended List for 2013
Recommended List for 2014
Recommended List for 2015
Recommended List for 2016
Recommended List for 2017

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

           [Live-action or animated feature-length movies.]

  1. Alpha (Director: Albert Hughes, August 17)
  2. Avengers: Infinity War (Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, April 27)
  3. Christopher Robin (Directed by Marc Forster, August 3)
  4. Early Man (Directed by Nick Park, January 26)
  5. Here Comes the Grump (Directed by Andres Couturier March 1)
  6. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, July 13)
  7. Isle of Dogs. (Directed by Wes Anderson; April 13)
  8. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Directed by J.A. Bayona; May 21)
  9. Peter Rabbit. (Directed by Will Gluck; February 9)
  10. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (Director: Richard Lanni, April 13)
  11. Sherlock Gnomes (Directed by John Stevenson; March 23)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series

           [TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.]

  1. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2018 (Produced by DreamWorks animation; May 11 to ?)
  2. Aggretsuko (Directed by Rarecho, episodes 1-10)
  3. Bad Bad Bunny (Directed by Eric Fogel, August 4)
  4. The Ballad of Bea and Cad (Directed by Tim Probert, June 9)
  5. Broduel (Created by Michael Annear, May 19)
  6. Bug Salad (Directed by Carl Faruolo, Episode 1 to Episode 6)
  7. Cupcakery of Doom (Created by Trevor Reece, March 20)
  8. Dia De Los Tacos (Created by Vincent Scala, April 17)
  9. Dog and Squirrel (Directed by Andrea Gerstmann, March 24)
  10. Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan (Created by Bones; episodes 1 to 12)
  11. DuckTales (2017 reboot) (Directed by John Aoshima, Matthew Humphreys, and Dana Terrace, Season 1 Episode 10 to ?)
  12. The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (Directed by Octavio E. Rodriguez, Todd Grimes, & John Harvatine IV; episodes 1 to ?)
  13. Final Space (Directed by Ben Bjelajac, Dan O'Connor, Chris Paluszek & Mike Roberts; Feb. 26 to April 30)
  14. Fun Times with Rez (Created by Chris Conforti, May 22)
  15. Future Card Buddyfight X All Star Fight (Created for Bushiroad, April 7)
  16. The Girl From Dinosaur Island (Directed by Celestino Marina, February 17)
  17. Happy Zoo (Created by Yum Yum London, June 2)
  18. Harpy Gee (Directed by Brianne Drouhard, March 3)
  19. Ice Station Zedonk (Directed by Tom Parkinson, February 20)
  20. Lazybones (Directed by Casey Alexander, March 13)
  21. Leashes (Directed by Derekh Froude and Michael Kaufman, May 26)
  22. The Lion Guard (Directed by Howy Parkins and Tom Derosier; Season 2 Episode 13 to ?)
  23. Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own (Directed by Gillian Comerford and Estrela Lourenço, Season 1, Episode 1 to ?)
  24. Low Life (Created by Mike Hollingsworth, May 1)
  25. Mr. Sheep and Sleepy Bear (Directed by Alan Foreman, Episode 1 to Episode 6)
  26. Muppet Babies (2018 series) (Guy Moore , David Baas , Yoon-suk Choi , Eric Shaw & Matt Diamond; episodes 1 to 14)
  27. My Friend Pancake (Directed by Rikke Asbjoern, February 27)
  28. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Directed by Denny Lu and Mike Myhre, Season 8 Episode 1 to ?)
  29. The Myth of Robo Wonder Kid ( Directed by Joel Mackenzie, March 17)
  30. Night Crew (Directed by Caitlin Rose Boyle & Tara Helfer, July 28)
  31. Off the Shelf (Directed by Robert Iza, July 3)
  32. The Outsiders (Directed by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern, July 21)
  33. Pig and a Blanket (Directed by Brendon Ingvy Gillas, April 28)
  34. Plunger the Dragon (Created by James Kochalka, June 23)
  35. Pottyhorse (Directed by Damien Barchowsky and Jeff Drake, April 10)
  36. Ramblers (Directed by Darren Dunstan, February 24)
  37. Russell & Fox's Cruel and Unusual Detention (Created by Dan Abdo & Jason Patterson, May 15)
  38. Space Mission: Danger! (Directed by Lynn Wang & Ed Skudder, March 27)
  39. Summer Camp Island (Created by Julia Pott; Season One episode 1 to ?)
  40. The Super Dooper Studios (Directed by Sabine Raven and Stine Buhl, May 8)
  41. Tennis, the Good Boy (Directed by Ronald Stanage and Audres Parada, June 30)
  42. Torum Tellum (Created by Jim Mortensen, June 5)
  43. Tyler & Co. (Directed by Gabe Janisz, February 27)
  44. Welcome to Doozy (Directed by Kathleen Good, January 16)
  45. Woodstump! (Directed by Zac Moncrief, August 15)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Novel

           [Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.]

  1. Endling #1: The Last, by Katherine Applegate. (HarperCollins; May 1)
  2. Tomori's Legacy, by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus.  (CreateSpace; June 1)
  3. Snow in the Year of the Dragon, by H. Leighton Dickson. (CreateSpace; May 1)
  4. Cosmic Lotus, by Bernard Doove. (CreateSpace; June 26)
  5. Vincent and the Dissidents, by Christopher Locke.  (CreateSpace; April 16) 
  6. The Snake's Song: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel, by Mary E. Lowd. (ShadowSpinners Press; March 13) 
  7. Small World, by Gre7g Luterman. (Thurston Howl Publications; April 23)
  8. Queen of Arts, by Frances Pauli. (CreateSpace; February 15)
  9. Once a Dog, by Shaune Lafferty Webb.  (Jaffa Books; May 7) 

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

           [Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry and other short written works.]

  1. Suddenly, Chihuahua, by Madison Keller.  (In What the Fox?!, Thurston Howl Publications, March 6)
  2. Go High, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Daily Science Fiction, January 24)
  3. Heart of the Gas Giant, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Daily Science Fiction, February 7)
  4. Of Starwhals and Spaceships, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Daily Science Fiction, January 31)
  5. Queen Doripauli and the Sproutlings, by Mary E. Lowd. ( Daily Science Fiction, January 3)
  6. Rapscallions, by Mary E. Lowd. (In What the Fox?!, March 8)
  7. Waking Up In The Genie Shop, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Daily Science Fiction, January 17)
  8. Welcome to the Arboretum, Little Robot, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Analog Science Fiction and Fact, July/August 2018 Issue; June)
  9. Winged Folk Only, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Daily Science Fiction, January 10)
  10. The Rabbit, by Mallory Ortberg. (In The Merry Spinster; March)
  11. Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Mr. Toad, by Mallory Ortberg. (In The Merry Spinster; March, 2018)
  12. Come to Todor!, by Fred Patten. (In Exploring New Places, FurPlanet Productions, July 5)
  13. A Legend In His Own Time, by Fred Patten.  (In What the Fox?!, Thurston Howl Publications, March 6) 
  14. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller. (Chronicle Books; March 18)
  15. Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President, by Charlotte Pence, illustrated by Karen Pence. (Regnery Kids; March 19)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

           [Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, and convention program books.]

  1. Species: Foxes volume 2, edited by Thurston Howl. (Thurston Howl Publications; January 28)
  2. The Bad Guys in Aliens vs Bad Guys, by Aaron Blabey. (Scholastic Paperbacks, Graphic Novel, March 27)
  3. Exploring New Places, edited by Fred Patten.  (FurPlanet Productions, July 5)
  4. What the Fox?!, edited by Fred Patten.  (Thurston Howl Publications; March 6)  both trade paperback and deluxe editions
  5. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas, by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic Inc., Graphic Novel, August 28)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Non Fiction Work

  1. Furries | Down the Rabbit Hole (Created by Fredrik Knudsen, August 13)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           [Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]

  1. A&H Club, by Rick Griffin. (Internet; January 6 to ?)
  2. A Tale of Tails, by Feretta. (Internet; Chapter 5, January 7 to ?) Mature Audiences.
  3. Beastars, by Paru Itagaki. (In Weekly Shōnen Champion, Volumes 7 to ?)
  4. Beyond The Western Deep, by Alex. (Internet, Chapter 3 page 54 to ?)
  5. Boy's Land, by Devyn Lei and Jack Ellis, (Internet, Jan 13 to ?)
  6. Breach, by Scrirei and Hollulu. (Internet, Prologue to ?)
  7. Bustletown, by Becky and Frank. (Internet, Book 1 page 1 to ?)
  8. Chakra, by ARVEN92 (Internet, January 6 to ?)
  9. CinderStone ECLIPZA, by Nightrizer (Internet, April 1 to ?)
  10. Dark White, by Lilly Aguilar (Internet, Page 175 to ?)
  11. The Depths, by Leilani Perierre. (Internet; page 14 to ?) Mature Audiences.
  12. Endtown, by Aaron Neathery.  (Internet; January 1 to ?)
  13. Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet; January 1 [#3065] to ?)
  14. The Good Times Comic, by Amy T. Caluori. (Internet; Strip 1 to ?) Mature Audiences.
  15. Gungear, by Catzk3. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  16. Fallen World, by epicsaveroom. (Internet, January 6 to ?)
  17. Fighter Dan, by Samuel Zarate. (Internet, page Superior 3-13 to ?)
  18. Fukuoka Academy, by Violetashesf. (Internet, January 7 to ?) Mature Audiences.
  19. Fugaia-Lubo, by JomoOval. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  20. Heir of the Holt, by GideonJones. (Internet, July 2 to ?)
  21. In the Lion's Den, by Beatrice Cho. (Internet, January 6 to ?)
  22. Infinity Refugees, by Thomas K Dye. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  23. Jack Legend, by Joseph OPossum. (Internet, Episode 1 page 10 to ?)
  24. Kaijumax Volume 4 by Zander Cannon. (Oni Press, volume 4 issue 1 to ?)
  25. Missing Patches, by Rachael Briner. (Internet, January 18)
  26. Peter and Company, by Jonathan and Whitney Ponikvar. (Internet; page 269 to ?)
  27. Peter and Whitney, by Jonathan and Whitney Ponikvar. (Internet; page 21 to ?)
  28. Pure of Heart, by Hamster Toybox. (Internet, January 3 to ?)
  29. Ray Fox, by Scotty Artz. (Internet; May 2)
  30. Scurry, by Mac Smith.  (Internet; January 4 (page 159) to ?)
  31. Slightly Damned, by Chu. (Internet, January 6 to ?)
  32. Sonic SatAM Sea3on, by Paul.(Internet; Chapter 7 page 2 to ?)
  33. Sonic the Comic Online, by lotsa fans of Sonic. (Internet, May 2018 to ?)
  34. StarWarriors, by Scott Fraser. (Internet, January 5 to ?)
  35. Surviving the Idiots, by Lady Beelze. (Internet; page 35 to ?)
  36. Swords and Sausages, by Jan.  (Internet; January 7 to ?)
  37. Tales of Kalzeria, by Neon Noble. (Internet; Chapter 1 to ?)
  38. Tigress Queen, by Allison Shaw. (Internet; page 37 to ?)
  39. Trip Across the Multiverse, by GalacticPotato. (Internet; page 13 to ?)
  40. TwoKinds, by Tom Fischbach.  (Internet; January 4 (page 1010) to ?)
  41. Uber Quest, by Skidd and Phuufy. (Internet; page 210 to ?)
  42. Yokoka's Quest by Clefde Soll. (Internet; chapter 5 page 24 to ?)
  43. Vulperra, by TheRabbit. (Internet, page Grif Ra Da 1 to ?)

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. Carry On, by K. Garrison. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  2. Doc Rat, by Jenner. (Internet; January 1 to ?)
  3. Fallen World, by epicsaveroom. (Internet, January 6 to ?)
  4. Friends You Are Stuck With, by Gabe Bold. (Internet, January 8 to ?)
  5. Housepets!, by Rick Griffin. (Internet; January 1 to ?)
  6. I'm a Monster, by SeaDogNick (Internet, January 3 to ?)
  7. Lemonhead and Lollipup, by hmdcat (Internet, January 9 to ?)
  8. Natural Habitat by Tristan Black Wolf. (Internet, Feb 18 to ?)
  9. Save State, by Tim Weeks. (Internet; January 3 to ?)
  10. Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Taylor. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  11. The Whiteboard, by Doc Nickel. (Internet, January 2 to ?)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Magazine

           [Edited collections of creative and/or informational works by various people, professional or amateur, published in print or online in written, pictorial or audio-visual form.]

  1. Dogpatch Press, edited by Patch Packrat.  (Internet; January 2 to ?)
  2. Flayrah, edited by GreenReaper, Sonious, and Dronon.  (Internet; January 1 to ?)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

           [Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee table portfolios.]

  1. Tracy Butler, Murder In Surfer's Paradise, cover of FurDU 2018 convention souvenir book, May 6.
  2. Zander Cannon, cover of Kaijumax #4 episode 1
  3. Caraid, Pirates!, website header for Furry Weekend Atlanta 2019, April 12
  4. Darbaras, cover of Tomori's Legacy, by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus, CreateSpace, June 1
  5. Demicoeur, cover of Exploring New Places, edited by Fred Patten, FurPlanet Productions, July 5.
  6. Demicoeur, cover of Fur-Eh! 2018 conbook, June 14.
  7. Cat Farris, cover for My Boyfriend is a Bear by Pamela Ribon, (Oni Press), April 11
  8. Dav Pilkey, cover of Dog man: Lord of the Fleas, by Dav Pilkey, Scholastic Inc, August 28
  9. Rukis, cover of Love Match.  Book 2 (2010-2012). (FurPlanet Productions, February 8)
  10. unknown, cover of Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight; May
  11. unknown, bird illo foot of page G3, Ojai Valley Directory
  12. Lew Viergacht, cover of Once a Dog, by Shaune Lafferty Webb , Jaffa Books, May 7
  13. Werepuppy, cover of Furlandia 2018 convention souvenir book, May 25

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

           [Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games. No prereleases, just the finished version.]

  1. Amorous (Developer: Team Amorous, Publisher: Snaggletooth Studios, April 13) Mature Audiences.
  2. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Developed and Published by Arc System Works, May 31)
  3. Changed (Developer and Publisher: Snow Dragon; April 4)
  4. Copy Kitty (Developer: Nuclear Strawberry, Publisher: Degica, April 19)
  5. Detective Pikachu (English release) (Developer: Creatures, Publisher: Nintendo and The Pokémon Company; March 23)
  6. Kirby Star Allies (Developer: HAL Laboratory, Publisher: Nintendo, March 16)
  7. Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Developer and Publisher: Atlus; May)
  8. Pokémon Quest (Developer: Game Freak, Publisher: Nintendo, May 29)
  9. The Pirate's Fate (Developer/Publisher:: T.F. Wright and Volkenfox March 27) Mature Audiences.
  10. Sushi Striker: The way of Sushido (Developer/Publisher: Nintendo Switch, June 8)
  11. Yet Another Research Dog (Developer and Publisher: Dawntrail Entertainment, February 2)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Website

  1. e621.net, art and discussions
  2. Furry Amino, social media platform, art and discussions
  3. WikiFur, furry wiki

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Fursuit

  1. Zabivika, FIFA World Cup Mascot 2018

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany