If you’re not reading Dogpatch Press, you should be watching Culturally F’d! It’s the Furry youtube series that asks:
Where does the love of anthropomorphics come from? How far back can we dig in history and mass media to really get to the bottom of it? Why does every culture across the face of the earth have a fascination with animal-people?
Here’s what’s been going on with Culturally F’d in the past month:
Episode 20: Tempting St. Anthony
In this episode we look into the fascinating world of Renaissance art at a specific topic that was tackled by many painters of the time. St. Anthony the Great was a catholic monk from the 3rd century who traversed the Egyptian desert and came out the other side having conquered some demons (or rather, temptations). Over a thousand later, artists from the 14th and 15th C took this story and shaped these demons into twisted but fun animal creatures. We look at artworks by Michelangelo, Hieronymus Bosch and Matthias Grünewald but we explore a little beyond them too. Arrkay wants to take the meanings of these paintings and apply them to Furry art in hopes of creating more meaning and thoughtfulness in the artwork of our fandom.
Episode 21: Top 3 Fictional Furries
The latest episode is a bit of a listicle – the top 3 essential characters in pop culture who were also furry. A short and sweet episode that only scrapes up the most obvious examples. Arrkay hopes that people will comment with more positive examples of fictional furries to build upon in a future episode.
“Hugs – The Furry Handshake”
We have shot an episode adapted from an article posted on Dogpatch Press.
Coming up on Culturally F’d:
We have filmed “Misconceptions about Furries and the Furry Fandom” which will address, debunk or confirm 17 common myths and stereotypes about furries. Arrkay wants this upcoming episode to be a resource for furries to access in the event that they confront people who hold these negative or ill-informed views about our fandom. The episode has had 4 additional contributors including Patch O’Furr, Dronon, Slipwolf and Hysterical.
Coming up even further!
Arrkay will be launching “Culturally F’d: After Dark” at Furnal Equinox in Toronto this year. Patreon subscribers have already gotten a couple of episodes of this side series all about the furry fandom and sex, but this March it will be released publicly.
Arrkay has also been finishing a business plan for the channel, and will be applying for entrepreneurial and arts funding to support the channel as well as launching a web-store later this year, so keep an eye out for that.
Arrkay is still unemployed and relies heavily on his Patreon pledges, so please take the time and check out this link. He’s also desperate enough to sell off some of his goods and attempt to sell some art commissions, so check out his post here and send him a note over FA if you’re interested.