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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 seventeenth 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 2017. 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 2017 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 2017 must be received by January 15, 2018.

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 2017, to help fans determine what is eligible to nominate for the year's Ursa Major Awards (to be voted upon in 2018). 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 2018 - 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 (2017 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.

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

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

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

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Directed by James Gunn, May 5)
  2. Monster Trucks (Directed by Chris Wedge, January 13)
  3. Rock Dog (Directed by Ash Brannon; February 24)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series

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

  1. Die Oster-Uberraschung-#DerWahreOsterhase (Director unknown; March 25)
  2. Doodle Toons (by Jack C.; Pilot episode to ?)
  3. Kouka & Bibi (by Dan Variano; January 8)
  4. The Lion Guard (Directed by Howy Parkins and Tom Derosier; Season 1 episode 23 to Season 2 episode ?)
  5. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Directed by Jim Miller, Tim Stuby, Denny Lu, and Mike Myhre; Season 7 episodes 1 to ? )

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. The Famous Captain Walcott, by Howard L. Anderson. (Author; April 4)
  2. The Forest of Agon, by Duncan Piasecki. (Createspace; February 1)
  3. Thousand Tales: Learning to Fly, by Kris Schnee. (CreateSpace, May 5)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

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

  1. Furry Travel Authority, by Kilted Jackalope. (In Further Confusion 2017 Convention Book and Travelogue, January 12)
  2. The Best and Worst of Worlds, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Dogs of War; January 12)
  3. Hidden Intentions, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Analog, March)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

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

  1. Dogs of War, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Publications, anthology; January 12)
  2. Intimate Little Secrets, by Rechan, (FurPlanet Publications, collection, March 24) Mature Audiences.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Non Fiction Work

  1. Furry Fandom Conventions, 1989-2015, by Fred Patten. (Publisher: McFarland & Co., book; January 3)
  2. Rooview - 3 Ursa Major-ly Painful Victories, by Rooview. (You Tube, video; April 23)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           [Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]

  1. Animal Noir, by Juren and Lunacek. (Publisher: ICW, Issue 1 to ?)
  2. Endtown, by Aaron Neathery. (Internet; January 2 to ?)
  3. Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet; January 2 to ?)
  4. Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler. (Internet; Lackadaisy Gimmickry to ?)
  5. The Probability Bomb, by Ralph Hayes, Jr. (Internet, May 9 to ?)
  6. Professor Amazing and the Incredible Golden Fox, by John Prengaman, Jr. (Internet; January 6 to ?)
  7. The Suburban Jungle: Rough Housing, by John Robey. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  8. Swords and Sausages, by Jan. (Internet; January 8 to ?)
  9. Twin Dragons, by Robin Dassen. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  10. Urgent Transformation Crisis, by Jim Whaley (Internet, January 15 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 4 to ?)
  3. The Gamer Cat, by Samantha Whitten. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  4. Housepets!, by Rick Griffin (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  5. Nine to Nine, by Jan. (Internet, January 26 to ?)
  6. Phoebe and Her Unicorn, by Dana Simpson. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  7. Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Taylor. (Internet; January 1 to ?)
  8. Vicki Fox, by Michael Russell and Jan. (Internet, January 1 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 5 to ?)
  2. Flayrah, edited by 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. Teagan Gavet, wraparound cover of Dogs of War, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Productions; January 12)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

           [Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.]

  1. Injustice 2 (Because of Gorilla Grodd and Cheetah) (Developer: NetherRealm Studios, Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, May 16, 2017)
  2. Rain World (Developers: Videocult; March 28)
  3. Yooka-Laylee (Developers: Playtonic Games; April 11)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Website

           [Online collections of art, stories, and other creative and/or informational works. Includes galleries, story archives, directories, blogs, and personal sites.]

  1. E621.net, art, discussion etc.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Fursuit

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany