What are the Ursa Major Awards?
"It is intended as Anthropomorphic (a.k.a. Furry) Fandom's equivalent of the Hugo Award ® presented by the World Science Fiction Society, mystery fandom's Anthony Award, horror fandom's Bram Stoker Award, and so forth."
For those of you that want to know more about the UMA's, you can visit the official website here: [link]
Nominations should be opening up sometime in January.
What is the 2012 Recommended Anthropomorphics List?
This list is separate from the actual awards, and serves as a sort of archive of recommended Anthropomorphic art that was created in 2012.
The list can be seen in its entirety here: [link]
Here's where you, my dear reader, come in.
Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to send an email to email@example.com that contains the following information:
The title of the work: Slightly Damned
A link to the website: [link]
Any other information you wish to include. The exact instructions are on the Recommended List page in the above link, but they aren't much different than what I have stated here.
THE DEADLINE IS JANUARY 15, 2013!
PLEASE DO NOT SPAM THE EMAIL
EDIT: We did it! Slightly Damned will now be added to the recommendations list in mid-February, and nominations for the Ursa Major awards will be open shortly after that. Keep an eye on the Ursa Major awards and the instructions for the nomination process (I will, too!) and maybe... just maybe... Slightly Damned has a chance. Thanks for your support!
...of course, only if you actually believe that Slightly Damned should be recommended/nominated/awarded.
I know it may seem silly to covet an award like this, but... I dunno, I figure I have nothing to lose by giving it a shot. Some of you might be confused as to why I care about a furry award when I've fought against being pigeonholed by the label for years, but I have two good reasons for this:
1) I think this is the only webcomic award where I have a snowball's chance in hell of actually being eligible for. The Harvey and Eisner awards are just... yeah, no way, the Hugo Awards require registration for expensive cons (one in San Antonio, TX, one in London), and the Webcartoonist's Choice Awards have been dead for years. If there's anything else out there that you guys know of, I'm all ears!
2) Hey, I figure if Pixar's Brave is elligble for an Ursa Major award, why not Slightly Damned?
(P.S. Thanks to Tec for writing the logistics stuff!)
Commissions are closed!
Commission info: [link]
The first Slightly Damned book is finally on sale at IndyPlanet! I know the price is a bit steep and it takes a while, but that's what happen when you have a print-on-demand title that's as big and colorful as this book! Believe me, the book looks great!
Here's the link to its IndyPlanet listing: [link] Yes, they ship internationally!
If you want to see a video of what it looks like on the inside, I have one here on Flickr (although it's a video of the flawed first book, they are practically the same thing): [link]
...And if you don't want or can't afford a hard copy, a digital version of the book is now available on IndyPlanet Digital: [link] It features the exact same content at a fraction of the price.
For upcoming convention appearances, please check the main Slightly Damned website: [link]
Join the Slightly Damned club!
Membership is open to everybody.
I also have an account on FurAffinity with identical content: [link]
Want to hear more?
Follow me on my public twitter account: @sdamned