Still a lot going on, here are some newish items added to the store.

Bigger update this weekend.

The following new items are available for pre-order on our website and will be available for purchase at the convention.

Orders for these items will ship upon our return from BLFC.

Fox here with an off topic post about my involvement in the furry fandom. It was a co-worker during my dish washing days at McManus who introduced me to the UseNet News Groups, in particular the furry themed groups which introduced me to Furry MUCK. From there it was just a hop & leap to where furry artwork and stories where stored, mostly on BBS servers.

Some of the first furry published works I enjoyed include Takes of the Tai Pan Universe, Yarf!, Wild Life, and more. Some of these titles from the 1990s are still available for purchase at Rabbit Valley® Comics.

Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe – Founded in 1988 as an artist’ and writers’ cooperative, the Tai-Pan Literary & Arts project has benefited from the talents of many contributors over the years. The project has published a wide range of stories from space opera to hard science fiction and from mystery to romance. The project’s publication was recognized twice as Best Anthropomorphic Fanzine of the Year by the Ursa Major Awards. While Individual stories stand on their own, contributors have taken advantage of the shared nature of the universe to write stories that build on a theme or character arch started by another writer. Tai-Pan’s first issues were published in the winter of 1991-1992 introducing the trader ship Tai-Pan, and laying groundwork for concepts and characters that are still be written about today.

Yarf! – The Journal of Applied Anthropomorphics was started by Jeff Ferris in January 1990 and ran through 2003. YARF! was one of the most popular and well-known furry print ‘zines for many years. Other people involved editorially during its early years were Lance Rund, Dave Bryant and Kris Kreutzman. It published comics, book reviews, text stories and pin-ups from dozens of artists.

Wild Life and Wildlifers – a humorous slice-of-life anthology edited by Elin Winkler (who runs Radio Comix producing Genus, Genus Male, and Furlough) which ran February 1993-April 1995 for twelve issues. Included Joe Rosales’ Wildlifers and John Nunnemacher’s Buffalo Wings.

Tall Tails – Tall Tails was published by Golden Realm Unlimited from 1993 to 1995 for 3 issues. Tall Tails: Thieves’ Quest were published by Vision Comics for 4 issues starting in 1998, and #5-13 were published by Dream Weaver Press. For 1999 to 2002, it ran in Radio Comix’s Furlough (Issues #78 – 109) as a monthly serial. Tall Tails was originally intended to be a parody of Monty Python’s Holy Grail using Disney-ish Robin Hood characters.

Furkinde Prozine – A collection of artwork from 1996-1998 by many talented fandom artists.

Associated Student Bodies – Abbreviated as ASB, was a series of eight adult comic books produced by Lance Rund and Chris McKinley in the 1990’s. It has become a staple comic of the Furry fandom and most every furry art aficionado is familiar with it on some level.

The story of ASB revolves around a young lion, Daniel, who goes off to college to share a dorm with a wolf, Marcus, and an entire floor of predominantly homosexual roommates of various species. The series accounts Daniel’s discovery of his own same-sex feelings for Marcus, dealing with being gay in a hostile environment, and reconciling his feelings with his family and faith.

There are other comics, magazines, fanzines, graphic novels, and more from the 90s that I enjoyed that are not available anymore, yes I still have my copies.

The American Journal of Anthropomorphics  was a series of furry art books edited by Darrell Benvenuto and published by his Med Systems Company, with four issues released between 1993 and 1997. The mainstay of the series were its artist sections, typically a half dozen pages each of illustrations by various artists. The intent of the Journal was to present furry artists in as professional a light as possible, and for it to be used as a talent catalogue for publishers seeking artists in the field of anthropomorphics or funny animals.

Tales of Beatrix – 1996 – 1998, Vision Comics. The story of Beatrix Farmer, an ordinary rabbit girl in the wrong place, at the wrong time when she was fatally wounded in from a drive-by shooting. Rescued by omnipotent beings only she can see, they ensure her future safety by wrapping her in a suit that confers invulnerability. Only later does she discover it is also completely safe from bodily needs — food, drink, sleep, sex, and in fact she has no sense of touch, taste, or smell. Forced into the role of superhero for hire, Beatrix yearns to be ordinary again or at least have the option of removing the suit when desired.

Xanadu is a fantasy comic book created by cartoonist Vicky Wyman which first appeared in 1988.


Much of the information has been sourced from WikiFur, which can be a lovely trip down memory lane for us gray muzzles.

Greetings Friends and Fans of Rabbit Valley® Comics,

Just a quick update this weekend with the fun happenings here at Rabbit Valley.

Associated Student Bodies – Digital PDF Edition:

Issue 1 – New Student Orientation

Daniel King arrives at his college campus to find himself placed by a computer error in a junior/senior dorm– none other than the unofficial gay enclave of the campus.

32 pages; black-and-white
Art by Chris McKinley
Written and edited by Lance Rund
Cover by Baron Engel

Issue 2 – Chrysalis

Daniel’s journey toward confidence in who he is has begun. Self-doubting and confused, he must deal with the multiple challenges facing him in the form of his studies as well as his new friends’ colorful way of life.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Terrie Smith Back cover by Jonas Silver Guest art by Terrie Smith

Issue 3 – Hopes and Fears

Nothing is without its price. In the aftermath of his increasing comfort with his sexuality, Daniel learns that even on a college campus, nobody is completely shielded from the reactions of a heterosexual society. And nothing can be as unifying– or as divisive– as a common threat.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Eric Elliott Back cover by Van Pigtain Guest art by Jonas Silver

Issue 4 – Sugar and Spice

High school romances never made sense at the time, but who would have thought they’d get even weirder at college? As Daniel continues to adjust to Hillard East, he reevaluates whether it’s really where he belongs.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Frank Gembeck, Jr. Back cover by Chris Sawyer Guest art by Terrie Smith, Frank Gembeck, Jr., and Chuck Davies

Issue 5 – Homecoming

A two-part story; in the first, Daniel enjoys Christmas vacation back at home with his family– or perhaps “endures” would be more accurate. Upon his return, he is welcomed back by a New Year’s celebration– Hillard style. Where do they say home is again?

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Nakira Back cover by Jareth Guest art by Zjonni and Chuck Davies

Issue 6 – Dies Irae

One main story, one major problem. Every gay man or woman must eventually face the judgment of those from whom love and support is most crucial; what one can never predict is the unexpected places where help may be found.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Baron Engel

Issue 7 – Le Roi Es Mort. Vive Le Roi.

After the pain of rejection and the fears of being utterly alone, nothing can continue unchanged. The old life is gone; the new, just beginning.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Terrie Smith Back cover by Michelle Light Guest art by Roz Gibson, Terrie Smith and a special appearance by Scot Zellman

Issue 8 – The Sword of Damocles

Graduation brings happiness… and heartbreak. And family problems can no longer be put off. This is the day of reckoning.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Baron Engel Back cover by Chris McKinley and Andrew Murphy-Mee Guest art by Terrie Smith

Newest Items:

Top Shipped Items Last Week:

RankTitle & LinkPrice
1Circles Volume 3: The Years Keep Rolling Byi$16.95
2Circles Volume 2: No Straight Lines Make Up My Life$16.95
3Circles Volume 1: It Seems Like I’ve Been Here Before$16.96
4Dragons Hoard Presents He Knew 2 by Muskie$18.00
5QuickDip Issue One by FastTrack$25.00
6Buy It By The Box – Help Clear The Warehouse$25.00
7Circles Issue #7$6.00
8Circles Issue #8$6.00
9My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #40 MLP: FIM #40$4.25
10My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #41 MLP: FIM #41$4.25

Upcoming Conventions and Events:

  • Biggest Little Fur Con
    Reno, Nevada
    May 12-15, 2016
    Rabbit Valley Comics
  • CaliFur
    Pomona, CA
    June 3-5, 2016
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  • Anthrocon
    Pittsburgh, PA
    June 30 – July 3, 2016
    Kurst Hyperyote for Rabbit Valley Comics

Books Published By Rabbit Valley® Comics:

Additionally, we have a host of awesome furry products by these fine creative suppliers:

All In-Stock items will ship within 24-48 hours of being ordered. Digital items will ship within 2 hours of payment confirmation.

Happy Wednesday Friends and Fans of Rabbit Valley® Comics,

We’re happy to announce that Associated Student Bodies by Lance Rund and Chris McKinley is now available for sale in a digital PDF format.

ASB

 

Issue 1 – New Student Orientation

Daniel King arrives at his college campus to find himself placed by a computer error in a junior/senior dorm– none other than the unofficial gay enclave of the campus.

32 pages; black-and-white
Art by Chris McKinley
Written and edited by Lance Rund
Cover by Baron Engel

Issue 2 – Chrysalis

Daniel’s journey toward confidence in who he is has begun. Self-doubting and confused, he must deal with the multiple challenges facing him in the form of his studies as well as his new friends’ colorful way of life.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Terrie Smith Back cover by Jonas Silver Guest art by Terrie Smith

Issue 3 – Hopes and Fears

Nothing is without its price. In the aftermath of his increasing comfort with his sexuality, Daniel learns that even on a college campus, nobody is completely shielded from the reactions of a heterosexual society. And nothing can be as unifying– or as divisive– as a common threat.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Eric Elliott Back cover by Van Pigtain Guest art by Jonas Silver

Issue 4 – Sugar and Spice

High school romances never made sense at the time, but who would have thought they’d get even weirder at college? As Daniel continues to adjust to Hillard East, he reevaluates whether it’s really where he belongs.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Frank Gembeck, Jr. Back cover by Chris Sawyer Guest art by Terrie Smith, Frank Gembeck, Jr., and Chuck Davies

Issue 5 – Homecoming

A two-part story; in the first, Daniel enjoys Christmas vacation back at home with his family– or perhaps “endures” would be more accurate. Upon his return, he is welcomed back by a New Year’s celebration– Hillard style. Where do they say home is again?

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Nakira Back cover by Jareth Guest art by Zjonni and Chuck Davies

Issue 6 – Dies Irae

One main story, one major problem. Every gay man or woman must eventually face the judgment of those from whom love and support is most crucial; what one can never predict is the unexpected places where help may be found.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Baron Engel

Issue 7 – Le Roi Es Mort. Vive Le Roi.

After the pain of rejection and the fears of being utterly alone, nothing can continue unchanged. The old life is gone; the new, just beginning.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Terrie Smith Back cover by Michelle Light Guest art by Roz Gibson, Terrie Smith and a special appearance by Scot Zellman

Issue 8 – The Sword of Damocles

Graduation brings happiness… and heartbreak. And family problems can no longer be put off. This is the day of reckoning.

32 pages; black-and-white Art by Chris McKinley Written and edited by Lance Rund Cover by Baron Engel Back cover by Chris McKinley and Andrew Murphy-Mee Guest art by Terrie Smith