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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. Avengers: Infinity War (Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, April 27)
  2. Early Man (Directed by Nick Park, January 26)
  3. Isle of Dogs. (Directed by Wes Anderson; April 13)
  4. Peter Rabbit. (Directed by Will Gluck; February 9)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series

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

  1. Aggretsuko (Directed by Rarecho, episodes 1-10)
  2. Broduel (Created by Michael Annear, May 19)
  3. Bug Salad (Directed by Carl Faruolo, Episode 1 to Episode 6)
  4. Cupcakery of Doom (Created by Trevor Reece, March 20)
  5. Dia De Los Tacos (Created by Vincent Scala, April 17)
  6. Dog and Squirrel (Directed by Andrea Gerstmann, March 24)
  7. DuckTales (2017 reboot) (Directed by John Aoshima, Matthew Humphreys, and Dana Terrace, Season 1 Episode 10 to ?)
  8. Fun Times with Rez (Created by Chris Conforti, May 22)
  9. Future Card Buddyfight X All Star Fight (Created for Bushiroad, April 7)
  10. The Girl From Dinosaur Island (Directed by Celestino Marina, February 17)
  11. Harpy Gee (Directed by Brianne Drouhard, March 3)
  12. Ice Station Zedonk (Directed by Tom Parkinson, February 20)
  13. Lazybones (Directed by Casey Alexander, March 13)
  14. Leashes (Directed by Derekh Froude and Michael Kaufman, May 26)
  15. The Lion Guard (Directed by Howy Parkins and Tom Derosier; Season 2 Episode 13 to ?)
  16. Low Life (Created by Mike Hollingsworth, May 1)
  17. Mr. Sheep and Sleepy Bear (Directed by Alan Foreman, Episode 1 to Episode 6)
  18. My Friend Pancake (Directed by Rikke Asbjoern, February 27)
  19. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Directed by Denny Lu and Mike Myhre, Season 8 Episode 1 to ?)
  20. The Myth of Robo Wonder Kid ( Directed by Joel Mackenzie, March 17)
  21. Pig and a Blanket (Directed by Brendon Ingvy Gillas, April 28)
  22. Pottyhorse (Directed by Damien Barchowsky and Jeff Drake, April 10)
  23. Ramblers (Directed by Darren Dunstan, February 24)
  24. Russell & Fox's Cruel and Unusual Detention (Created by Dan Abdo & Jason Patterson, May 15)
  25. Space Mission: Danger! (Directed by Lynn Wang & Ed Skudder, March 27)
  26. The Super Dooper Studios (Directed by Sabine Raven and Stine Buhl, May 8)
  27. Tyler & Co. (Directed by Gabe Janisz, February 27)
  28. Welcome to Doozy (Directed by Kathleen Good, January 16)

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. Tomori's Legacy, by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus.  (CreateSpace; June 1)
  2. Snow in the Year of the Dragon, by H. Leighton Dickson. (CreateSpace; May 1)
  3. Vincent and the Dissidents, by Christopher Locke.  (CreateSpace; April 16) 
  4. The Snake's Song: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel, by Mary E. Lowd. (ShadowSpinners Press; March 13) 
  5. Small World, by Gre7g Luterman. (Thurston Howl Publications; April 23)
  6. Queen of Arts, by Frances Pauli. (CreateSpace; February 15)
  7. 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. Winged Folk Only, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Daily Science Fiction, January 10)
  9. 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)
  10. 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. What the Fox?!, edited by Fred Patten.  (Thurston Howl Publications; March 6)  both trade paperback and deluxe editions
  4. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas, by Dav Pilkey. (Scholastic Inc., Graphic Novel, August 28)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Non Fiction Work

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. Boy's Land, by Devyn Lei and Jack Ellis, (Internet, Jan 13 to ?)
  5. Bustletown, by Becky and Frank. (Internet, Book 1 page 1 to ?)
  6. Chakra, by ARVEN92 (Internet, January 6 to ?)
  7. CinderStone ECLIPZA, by Nightrizer (Internet, April 1 to ?)
  8. Dark White, by Lilly Aguilar (Internet, Page 175 to ?)
  9. Endtown, by Aaron Neathery.  (Internet; January 1 to ?)
  10. Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet; January 1 [#3065] to ?)
  11. Gungear, by Catzk3. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  12. In the Lion's Den, by Beatrice Cho. (Internet, January 6 to ?)
  13. Infinity Refugees, by Thomas K Dye. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  14. Jack Legend, by Joseph OPossum. (Internet, Episode 1 page 10 to ?)
  15. Scurry, by Mac Smith.  (Internet; January 4 (page 159) to ?)
  16. Slightly Damned, by Chu. (Internet, January 6 to ?)
  17. Sonic the Comic Online, by lotsa people working for SEGA. (Internet, May 2018 to ?)
  18. StarWarriors, by Scott Fraser. (Internet, January 5 to ?)
  19. Swords and Sausages, by Jan.  (Internet; January 7 to ?)
  20. TwoKinds, by Tom Fischbach.  (Internet; January 4 (page 1010) 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. Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Taylor. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  9. 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. Caraid, Pirates!, website header for Furry Weekend Atlanta 2019, April 12
  3. Darbaras, cover of Tomori's Legacy, by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus, CreateSpace, June 1
  4. Cat Farris, cover for My Boyfriend is a Bear by Pamela Ribon, (Oni Press), April 11
  5. Rukis, cover of Love Match.  Book 2 (2010-2012). (FurPlanet Productions, February 8)
  6. Lew Viergacht, cover of Once a Dog, by Shaune Lafferty Webb , Jaffa Books, May 7
  7. 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. Copy Kitty (Developer: Nuclear Strawberry, Publisher: Degica, April 19)
  4. Detective Pikachu (English release) (Developer: Creatures, Publisher: Nintendo and The Pokémon Company; March 23)
  5. Kirby Star Allies (Developer: HAL Laboratory, Publisher: Nintendo, March 16)
  6. Pokémon Quest (Developer: Game Freak, Publisher: Nintendo, May 29)
  7. The Pirate's Fate (Developer/Publisher:: T.F. Wright and Volkenfox March 27) Mature Audiences.
  8. Sushi Striker: The way of Sushido (Developer/Publisher: Nintendo Switch, June 8)
  9. 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

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany