Monthly Archives: September 2014

Circles聽is coming to an end. Andrew French has provided us the manuscript, K-9 has provided us the images. Now the task of proofing, layout, editing, and production starts.

Circles_EndFrom K-9’s Page:

I have completed all of the illustrations for the book. The images and text are now off to be assembled into THE BOOK! 馃榾

After all those months of drawing, hell YEARS of drawing, I wanted to draw something to commemorate the completion of the last illustration. It has been a long long long road. I sat down tonight feeling nostalgic. I wanted to draw something to go with the posting of the news. This old image popped into my head and I thought it would be a great circle back to the past to recreate this image today.

While working on the last book, I became aware that this was a bit of a goodbye to these characters. I can always draw them, but this was the last time they are going to be drawn by me as part of their story. I found this becoming a more emotional process as I approached the final illustrations. Ready for closure but at the same time not wanting to let go.

Thank you everyone in advance for all the love you have shown Circles. I speak for us all when I say we can’t wait to share the finale with everyone. Been a long long time coming.

K-9

聽Give us some time to get the book ready for production, but we expect it will be available for pre-order prior to the end of the year.

We at Rabbit Valley庐 Comics would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013 and 2012 C贸yotl Award winners.

2013 C贸yotl Award聽Nominees and Winners:

Best Novel

Best Novella

Best Short Story

  • Fox in the Hen House by Mary E. Lowd (winner)
  • Hellhound by Renee Carter Hall
  • Son of the Blood Moon by Bill Rogers
  • The Claw in her Heart by Renee Carter Hall

Best Anthology

2012 C贸yotl Award聽Nominees and Winners:

Best Novel:

Best Novella:

Best Short Story:

  • Chasing the Spotlight聽by Tim Susman (winner)
  • Greener on the Other Side聽by Sarina Dorie
  • Rearview聽by Sean Silva
  • The Savior of Dragondom聽by Sarina Dorie

About the聽C贸yotl Awards (Taken from http://coyotlawards.org/about/)

The C贸yotl (pronounced KAI-yeh-tuhl) Awards Recognizing Excellence in Anthropomorphic Literature were founded in 2012 to promote quality writing within the furry fandom.

In 2010, members of the Furry Writers鈥 Guild began the first conversations regarding a new set of literary awards within the fandom. The Ursa Major Awards have a long and proud history within the fandom, but their nominations and voting system are open to the general public. Many within the Guild felt that we needed a means to recognize quality work among our own, an anthropomorphic Nebula equivalent to the Ursas鈥 Hugos.

It would take a year of percolating and more conversations, but in July of 2011, Mary 鈥淩yffnah鈥 Lowd formally proposed that the Furry Writers鈥 Guild should launch an award system unique to anthropomorphic literature. Another six months of hammering out details would follow, and who proposed to do what changed paws several times. However, in February of 2012, Kristina 鈥渂uni鈥 Tracer formally launched the C贸yotl Awards as a means for the Furry Writers鈥 Guild to recognize and further the reach of quality anthropomorphic literature. Kristina Tracer ran the awards for a season and a half before Mary Lowd took over as Awards Chair.

Happy Saturday Friends and Fans of Rabbit Valley庐 Comics;

Earlier this week we announced the availability of some new titles to the store.

PULP! Two-Pawed Tales of Adventure聽edited by Ianus J. Wolf 鈥 $20.00

Adventure Cadets, grab your decoder rings and get ready for:

  • Super Science!
  • Gunslingers!
  • Uncanny Civilizations!
  • Mystery and Danger!

Featuring the stories of:

  • Tym Greene
  • Ocean Tigrox
  • Bill 鈥淗afoc鈥 Rogers
  • T.S. McNally
  • Renee Carter Hall
  • Tarl 鈥淰oice鈥 Hoch
  • Roland Jovaik
  • Huskyteer

Cover by Quel
Available for preorder only. Orders containing this title will ship the last week of September.

Tales From The Guild, Music to Your Ears聽edited by AnthroAquatic 鈥 $15.00

There are few things in this world that can invoke the range of emotions that music can. It can bring its listeners close together; it can drive its listeners apart. It is a core mechanic in what makes us human, but what about in those that aren鈥檛 quite human? Tales from the Guild, Music to Your Ears features a collection of stories from veteran and newcomer authors alike that spans several universes, but show that no intelligent creature is immune to the power of music.

Featuring stories by Furry Writers鈥 Guild

The Lives of Dexter Peterson聽by Matthew Eble聽

My name is Dexter Jared Peterson.

I am 26 years old and I live in New York City.

In the last seven years, I have lived as 11,577 different people.

This is how Dexter begins every entry he writes in his journal. Whether he wakes up as a World War II soldier or a cinema-worshiping priest in a post-apocalyptic religious order, all Dexter can do is try to stay alive as his world changes.

And then there鈥檚 the mysterious girl that seems to follow him from life to life. How could she possibly be the same girl in Dexter鈥檚 past, present, and future?

It鈥檚 a classic story of
boy meets girl,
boy meets girl again as someone else,
boy keeps meeting girl and can鈥檛 seem to stop,
boy must decide if girl is just another anomaly or is worth giving his life to save her from certain death.

This novella accompanies the piano rock album available at聽www.matthewebel.com.

Dragon鈥檚 Hoard Presents NomNoms 2聽鈥 Digital PDF Edition 鈥 $10.00

Again, Dragon鈥檚 Hoard has taken to indulging some of its more insatiable fans.聽Dragon鈥檚 Hoard Presents: NomNoms Issue 2聽is a collection of聽luscious, squelchy, salva-inducing soft vore comics featuring feral dragons and the tasty treats they enjoy most. The comic features sexual and voracious feral dragons couplings of m/m and m/f relations.
Contents:

  • Delectable Draghunds聽鈥 DarkNatasha, Sidian (M/M/F)
  • New Recruits聽鈥 SkullDog (M/M/M)
  • I am Listening to Our Quiet Breath聽鈥 SalirethS, Eendris (M/M/M)
  • Centerfold 鈥 Jace (M/M)
  • Territorial Hunger –聽NecroDrone (M/M)
  • Thanks from Spire
  • Dragon鈥檚 Hoard Presents聽RuntAdvertisement

Dragon鈥檚 Hoard Presents: Runt Issue #2聽鈥 Digital PDF Edition 鈥 $5.00

Story by Dreamous 鈥 Artwork b NecroDrone

This is the second collected issue of the聽tales of Teer, runt of the Avaria kin in the Alistria Valley鈥

Many readers might know of runts as the small, unhealthy child of a litter. This isn鈥檛 true with the dragons. Runts of dragons are smaller, indeed 鈥 but a dragon lives eighty, maybe one hundred land-thaws, runts live five hundred or six hundred.

Runts occur once every nine or ten generations and are revered. They are treated with the utmost respect, honored by the kin, as they convey knowledge of the old as well as help raise the young.

We join Teer in his four-hundredth land-thaw and learn of his duties and his pleasures.

This comic contains sexual relations between male and female as well as male and male feral dragons. It focuses on the sizeplay relationships and includes adult situations between the characters involved.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #23 MLP: FIM #23 Cover A聽鈥 $3.99
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #23 MLP: FIM #23 Cover B聽鈥 $3.99

A special one-shot issue featuring the ponies鈥 pets! When some new trouble comes into Ponyville, all of our normal heroes are incapacitated. Luckily help is on the way in the form of Angel, Owlicious, Gummy, Tank, Winona and Opal! Will they be able to use teamwork to save the day?

Uncovered聽(Dev & Lee book 4) by Kyell Gold (Digital Edition) 鈥 $9.95

The playoffs are here, and Dev Miski鈥檚 life has never been busier. If the Chevali Firebirds want to win their first championship, he鈥檒l need to play the best football of his life. But, as the only gay professional football player, he鈥檚 beset by distracting demands for commercials and interviews.

The number one distraction, though, is his boyfriend Lee. After the fox鈥檚 mother joins a religious anti-gay group, Lee turns back to the gay activism of his college days. He pushes Dev to use his celebrity to reach out to gay youth, but only succeeds in starting bigger arguments. When their relationship faces its most difficult test, will their love for each other triumph?

This is the fourth volume of Dev and Lee鈥檚 story which began in聽Out of Position聽and continued in聽Isolation Playand聽Divisions. The playoffs will bring the football season to an end one way or another. What will it mean for their future together?

Cover and interior illustrations are by Blotch.

Partners聽by Invisible Wolf

Skyfire 鈥 The Summer King Chronicles #2聽by Jess Owen 鈥 Softcover

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #22聽MLP: FIM #22 Cover A

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #22聽MLP: FIM #22 Cover B

North American Fur Issue #30

Top Shipped Items For This Month To Date:

RankTitle & LinkPrice
1Dragons Hoard Presents He Knew – By Muskie$18.00
2Burning Curiosity by HerrAardy and ScyStorm$20.00
3Dragons Hoard Volume 3$29.95
4Buy It By The Box – Help Clear The Warehouse$12.50
5Uncovered by Kyell Gold$19.95
6Dragon’s Hoard Volume 1$12.99
7Dragon’s Hoard Volume 2$25.00
8Dragons Hoard Presents NomNoms Issue 2$18.00
9Dragons Hoard Issue 2 – Digital PDF Version$12.50
10Dragons Hoard Volume 3 – Digital PDF Edition$15.00

Looks like Dragons are on top for September.

We’ve got a bunch of conventions coming up this fall and winter. Our travel dates for the rest of the year are as follows. Shipping will be closed during the days we are out of town.

  • Knott’s Berry Farm
    Buena Park, CA
    September 21-22, 2014
    Sean & Andrew Rabbitt
  • Rainfurrest
    Seattle, WA
    September 25-28, 2014
    Werepuppy – Selection of his own titles in the artist alley
  • Fur Reality
    Cincinnati, OH
    October 10-12, 2014
    M&T Comics
  • Unthrocon
    Salt Lake City, UT
    October 31 – November 2, 2014
    Rabbit Valley Comics
  • Furpocalypse
    Cromwell, CT
    October 31 – November 2, 2014
    WhiteWolf Creations
  • Pacific Anthropomorphics Weekend
    San Jose, California
    November 14-16, 2014
    Rabbit Valley Comics
  • Midwest Fur Fest
    Rosemont, IL
    December 5-7, 2014
    Kurst Hypeyote & Andrew Rabbitt
  • F43 Convention
    Branson, MO, IL
    December TBA, 2014
    WhiteWolf Creations

We may be adding another convention and another trip or two to the list before the year is over.

Rabbit Valley Titles:

Other Neat Stuff Available at Rabbit Valley Comics:

That’s it for this week!

Greetings Friends and Fans of Rabbit Valley庐 Comics,

We have some new titles to announce.

New Comics, Fanzines, Books, Toys, and Stuff:
PULP! Two-Pawed Tales of Adventure edited by Ianus J. Wolf – $20.00 –聽Available for preorder only. Orders containing this title will ship the last week of September.

Adventure Cadets, grab your decoder rings and get ready for:

  • Super Science!
  • Gunslingers!
  • Uncanny Civilizations!
  • Mystery and Danger!

Featuring the stories of:

  • Tym Greene
  • Ocean Tigrox
  • Bill 鈥淗afoc鈥 Rogers
  • T.S. McNally
  • Renee Carter Hall
  • Tarl 鈥淰oice鈥 Hoch
  • Roland Jovaik
  • Huskyteer

Cover by Quel
Available for preorder only. Orders containing this title will ship the last week of September.


Dragon’s Hoard Presents NomNoms 2 – Digital PDF Edition – $10.00

Again, Dragon’s Hoard has taken to indulging some of its more insatiable fans.聽Dragon’s Hoard Presents: NomNoms Issue 2聽is a collection of聽luscious, squelchy, salva-inducing soft vore comics featuring feral dragons and the tasty treats they enjoy most. The comic features sexual and voracious feral dragons couplings of m/m and m/f relations.
Contents:

  • Delectable Draghunds聽– DarkNatasha, Sidian (M/M/F)
  • New Recruits聽– SkullDog (M/M/M)
  • I am Listening to Our Quiet Breath聽– SalirethS, Eendris (M/M/M)
  • Centerfold – Jace (M/M)
  • Territorial Hunger –聽NecroDrone (M/M)
  • Thanks from Spire
  • Dragon’s Hoard Presents聽RuntAdvertisement

Dragon’s Hoard Presents: Runt Issue #2 – Digital PDF Edition – $5.00

Story by Dreamous – Artwork b NecroDrone

This is the second collected issue of the聽tales of Teer, runt of the Avaria kin in the Alistria Valley…

Many readers might know of runts as the small, unhealthy child of a litter. This isn’t true with the dragons. Runts of dragons are smaller, indeed – but a dragon lives eighty, maybe one hundred land-thaws, runts live five hundred or six hundred.

Runts occur once every nine or ten generations and are revered. They are treated with the utmost respect, honored by the kin, as they convey knowledge of the old as well as help raise the young.

We join Teer in his four-hundredth land-thaw and learn of his duties and his pleasures.

This comic contains sexual relations between male and female as well as male and male feral dragons. It focuses on the sizeplay relationships and includes adult situations between the characters involved.


My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #23 MLP: FIM #23 Cover A – $3.99
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #23 MLP: FIM #23 Cover B – $3.99

A special one-shot issue featuring the ponies’ pets! When some new trouble comes into Ponyville, all of our normal heroes are incapacitated. Luckily help is on the way in the form of Angel, Owlicious, Gummy, Tank, Winona and Opal! Will they be able to use teamwork to save the day?


Uncovered (Dev & Lee book 4) by Kyell Gold (Digital Edition) – $9.95

The playoffs are here, and Dev Miski鈥檚 life has never been busier. If the Chevali Firebirds want to win their first championship, he鈥檒l need to play the best football of his life. But, as the only gay professional football player, he鈥檚 beset by distracting demands for commercials and interviews.

The number one distraction, though, is his boyfriend Lee. After the fox鈥檚 mother joins a religious anti-gay group, Lee turns back to the gay activism of his college days. He pushes Dev to use his celebrity to reach out to gay youth, but only succeeds in starting bigger arguments. When their relationship faces its most difficult test, will their love for each other triumph?

This is the fourth volume of Dev and Lee鈥檚 story which began in聽Out of Position聽and continued in聽Isolation Playand聽Divisions. The playoffs will bring the football season to an end one way or another. What will it mean for their future together?

Cover and interior illustrations are by Blotch.

Happy Monday Friends and Fans of Rabbit Valley庐 Comics,

Furry Migration聽 has come and gone. We will miss our friends in Minneapolis dearly until we see them again next year, some even sooner at Midwest FurFest this coming December.

Con Report

Our travel started a few weeks ago when we sent inventory and our fursuits up to Minnesota for the convention.

Tuesday before the convention the Fox flew out to San Francisco for a day trip – lots of flying this week.

We flew out to Minneapolis Thursday morning, many thanks to theBunnyNextDoor for taking us to the airport, and checked into our hotel after a lovely lunch at the First Wok in Bloomington. We met with Kurst and Trejaan for dinner at the Mall Of America before retiring for the evening.

Friday we moved to the Thunderbird Hotel (now called the Ramada Inn) for the convention. The Fox has not been to this property since the early 2000s and other than the main lobby, not much has changed. We unloaded our boxes and set up our display stand. Then had a bite to eat before selling all the books – well not all the books, but enough to cause us to need to bring more next year. Dinner with friends was nice then early to bed for bunnies and foxes.

Saturday was more time in the booth selling comics, novels, novellas, and magazines before getting ready for the fursuit parade. Many thanks to Trejaan for watching the table for us while we suited up and marched in what I consider to be the shortest 115 furson parade. Hopefully next year they increase the length of the route and remove the stairs component. The group photoshoot was fun. Then it was back to selling books until dinner, drinks, and sleep!

Sunday came way to quick. More sales, more food, more fun.

All in all the convention came and went way to quickly.

Top Five Sellers At The Con:

  • Burning Curiosity
  • Winding Silhouettes
  • He Knew
  • The Haunted House
  • Knot Shy / Knot University Two Tail Trouble

We’re now sitting in the airport and will process all the orders placed on-line during the con tomorrow as well as the large format prints orders.

Thanks to all those who made the convention super special.

Upcoming聽Conventions聽and Travel:

  • Rainfurrest
    Seattle, WA
    September 25-28, 2014
    Werepuppy – Selection of his own titles in the artist alley
  • Fur Reality
    Cincinnati, OH
    October 10-12, 2014
    M&T Comics
  • Unthrocon
    Salt Lake City, UT
    October 31 – November 2, 2014
    Rabbit Valley Comics
  • Furpocalypse
    Cromwell, CT
    October 31 – November 2, 2014
    WhiteWolf Creations
  • Pacific Anthropomorphics Weekend
    San Jose, California
    November 14-16, 2014
    Rabbit Valley Comics

That’s abou tit for this week’s report!