Joseph Nebus (Austin_Dern)
- While at the station six (North Massif) on the second spacewalk of the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission, astronauts Harrison Schmidt (depicted) and Gene Cernan make a startling discovery: Devilbunnies are on the moon! BunnyHugger is Heather Kendrick's character; the drawing is closely based on NASA photograph AS17-140-21496 for those playing along at home. (A picture which, frustratingly, does not seem to be online; it's been reprinted in quite a few books and of course National Geographic; and pictures of the same station are available at NASA's historical web sites.)
- Bigears, fennec fox of FurryMuck, wearing his bunny pajamas.
- Raster, a quite lanky hare, and HoneyBadger, the nicest honey badger in the world, discuss the coatis who have taken over her bookshelf.
- Booker, a FurToonian raccoon I miss very much.
- Austin_Dern, coati, takes in a fantastic Coconino County sunset.
- Chaosmouse Toast, the well-dressed Slickpuppy, and coati Austin Dern in a scene inspired by the outfit Slickpuppy wore to ConFurence East '96.
- Felorin, plushiecat, snugs Austin_Dern, coati.
- As Gemini VI rushed to reorganize its flight plan after the loss of its Agena-D target vehicle, the idea of replacing veteran astronaut Wally Schirra with BlueFox, while considered cute, was deemed impractical. The plans for Blue Gemini, though, would continue for several more years. Posted 37 years and a day after Yuri Gagarin did something never done before; and 17 years and a day after John Young and Robert Crippen also did something unprecedented.
- FTStoat doesn't have as much fun in the snow as you might think he would, though he might have more if he weren't so shy about speaking up. FTStoat belongs to his player; Millie and Ozymandias belong to Rain Simpson, who is probably going to have the child labour authorities send me a very nasty note about the number of drawings I've made of them.
- Drawn for Fuzzybear's sketchbook way back at Albany Anthrocon. Note that for none of the AAC pictures did I have the calligraphy pen I usually use, nor could I do a rough sketch first, which is probably why the pictures have a different texture from my usual work. Royce is Jerome Dunham's character; Fuzzybear is Joel Butler's.
- My first ever comic strip! I apologize again and again for the lousy composition of the forth panel; but I sketched and resketched and redrew this thing so many times I couldn't bear to redraw the fourth panel when I did figure out how to fix it. Incidentally, I know that's not quite what a Titan II upper stage looks like, but claim artistic license--the real upper stage wouldn't look distinct enough in these shots. Ozymandias and Millie are, of course, Rain Simpson's characters.
- Our story, dear reader, turns -- as one will- - to the weird and wondrous world of widely used "telekommunikations" -- and a kalamitous enkounter okkuring with a woefully misdirekted missive mistakenly kast to a "koati," who happened to kome too klose to a missed message from one "Ignatz" to a Krazy Kat... (Behold!) -- Drawn for Gene Catlow's Phone Book, his AAC sketchbook, after protest from me. I didn't have my usual calligraphy pen and didn't know Gene would scan it (thanks, Gene!) which is why the text is so hard to read.
- A drawing of Bigears and Royce, based on Royce's player and I going to a nearby zoo and noticing one of the fennecs was playing hide-and-seek with Royce. Bigears and Royce, of course, are the creation of their players.
- Guinea pigs Cafe and Monti are just the persons to see if you ever have an identity crisis. In fact, even if you don't have one, they'll gladly assign you one, as they've done to grasshopper mouse Rob and foxcub Fauxx, much to their repeated (and very entertaining) chagrin. Rob is Robert Haynie's character; Fauxx is Brian Root's; and Cafe and Monti might know who their players are. Maybe.
- One more piece for a sketchbook I drew for Albany Anthrocon, in this case, Jackrabbit's. I finally stopped gaining such a sense of dread at a sketchbook being handed to me, though I still had my own ideas for them. Note the clever use of the three-ring-binder holes at the top of the page. Jackrabbit is Daniel Boatright's character.
- My much belated entry in the "two minute sketch" challenge; a coati and a Gemini space capsule. There seems to be a family resemblance. Note, too, it took two minutes to draw, and two months to get around to scanning it. The Gemini program is of course the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the (then) McDonnell Aircraft Corporation.
- Austin_Dern, coati, in proud posession of a brick, receives a query from Katrus, vampirickitsunesilkiebatfish.
- Something I had to draw. And then re-upload.
- My drawing for Captain Packrat's fanzine "The Burrow." Copies are still available, so if you see the Captain online at FurryMuck, FurToonia, or probably quite a few other places, contact him. (If nothing else for the R.E.Dye and John 'Spaceroo' Siemer pictures in it.) Spaceroo is, of course, John Siemer's; and Austin Dern is my creation.
- Why Millie and Ozymandias shouldn't be allowed to buy things from the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Official Fan Club. This may well be a companion piece to the Slickpuppy/Toast picture.
- I hate this year. Everyone said things would be better, but they're not. Somebody in production sure slipped up this time. I'm going to write a strong letter of protest... Who's in charge of years?
- Based on a peculiarity of the rain falling around a building on campus. My first major effort to use perspective; I also drew this after deciding to deliberately ignore everything I'd 'learned' about art in the preceding year and a half. The result was a picture that I think's a lot better than usual, which is at best a bittersweet achievement. By the way, that's not an anthro version of Austin Dern in the picture; as to who it is, I don't know, but he's the right ringed-tail for the pose.
- Seagull Orville, with an unnamed and unknown furry. Caption describes it all. Orville is his player's intellectual property and has been molting slightly of late, so please offer him some sympathy if you see him.
- After 47 years, Charles Schulz, the master behind the comic strip "Peanuts," is letting the strip take a hiatus. This event, which I would have deemed unthinkable, can't help but provoke a rather mawkish bit of rumination that's just how I feel anyway. Featuring Ozymandias and BunnyHugger.
- These days it's fashionable to ignore the sheer talent and wonder that is Charles Schulz, who recently reached 47 years of drawing 'Peanuts' without ever missing a single day. Not enough people appreciate him; I try, and this panel is ... not enough. Ozymandias and Millie are Rain Simpson's characters; Austin Dern is mine; and "Shane," while not Charles Schulz's, certainly is one of his signature themes.
Joseph Nebus (Austin_Dern)