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Title: Furtherance
Publisher: Funny Animal Anti-Defamation League and Ray Rooney
Editor(s): Ray Rooney and Luke Menichelli
Date(s): 1989-1991
Medium: print
Fandom: Furry
Language: English
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Furtherance is a gen and het furry anthology with at least three issues.It focuses on secondary news, criticism and articles about other primary publications. It is the first furry review zine.

Issues were US letter-sized, each roughly 40 pages, slim enough to be bound comic-style with a stapled spine. Covers were on colored paper, but both the covers and the interior pages were printed in black and white.

Furtherance 1 was published in the summer of 1989 and contains 40 pages long. The front cover is by Charles Melville and the back cover by Ray Rooney. Interior illustrations were contributed by Scott Alston, Shon Howell, and Colleen Winters.


  • "Furthering the Form: An Examination", an editorial by Ray Rooney describing the history of funny animal comics and particularly the 1980s black-and-white indie comic's boom and bust
  • an obituary for Osamu Tezuka
  • a description of Tezuka's Kimba the White Lion cartoon and its role in breaking Japanese animation into American television
  • "Vas Ist Das BARR WARS?", about the Barr Wars.
  • a Fran an' Maabl comic by Ed Zolna criticizing the comic retail industry for not distributing small press publications.


Furtherance 2 was published in Spring 1990 and contains 40 pages. The cover art is by Jim Groat. The back cover is by Monika Livingstone, and interior illustrations included works by David P. Cannon, Mike Higgs, Roy D. Pounds II and Colleen Winters.


  • "Alf Accused of Flashing!", an article about a subliminal frame in the Alf TV cartoon.
  • "The Horseman", an interview with Jim Groat
  • "Furthering the Form: The Critters Collapse", editorial by Rooney
  • "Not So Alien" by Kay Shapero, about using animals as inspiration for SF aliens
  • "How to Convince your Comic Store to Carry your Favorites...", single page comic by Donna Barr
  • "One of the Young Teen Cats gets Religion", single page comic written by D. A. C. Crowell and drawn by Eric Blumrich
  • "Tails of Chanjonn: Attempted Kidnapping 2138 M.C. (Merthian Calendar)", fiction by Stanley L. Alston Jr


Furtherance 3 was published in the winter of 1991 and contains 40 pages. The front cover art is by D. P. Cannon titled "Missed Last-Chance". The back cover is by Monika Livingstone. Other interior illustrators included Eric Nelson, Mike Higgs, Scott Alston and Colleen Winters


  • "Bonzo" by Ian G. S. Curtis, about the cartoonist George Studdy (1878-1948) and his canine character Bonzo the dog, popular in the 1920s
  • "The Horseman", part 2 of the interview with Jim Groat
  • "Furthering the Form", Ray Rooney's regular editorial, analyzing the market for anthropomorphics
  • An interview with Tad Stones (supervising story director, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers)
  • A 1989 Galen the Saintly comic by G. Raymond Eddy


  • Assorted portfolio collections: "Jackalopes" by Joe Rosales, "The Swords of Babylon" by Steve Krueger, "Girls of the Serengeti" by Brian Sutton, "10-10" by Shon Howell, "Cyberfox" by Matt Broersma, "Aphrika" and "Panzerbabes" by Brian Sutton, "Brixoi" by Tom Foster and Ken Fletcher
  • Howling Mad, novel by Peter David
  • Cathouse, novel by Dean Ing
  • Real Scream Comics #17
  • Galen #1
  • Xtra Spicy Tails #1, 2
  • Stinz #5
  • Mighty Mouse comic
  • Hey Neeters!, comic by Mike Sagara
  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers comic
  • Mythagoras #1 #2, 3
  • The Ever-Changing Palace #1, 2
  • The Zoo #1, 2
  • Red Shetland #2
  • Rhuddiprt, Prince of Fur
  • .357!, comic by Roz Gibson featuring Jack Salem
  • I ♥ Cat-girls, Too, mini-comic portfolio of catgirls by various artists, edited by Randy H. Crawford
  • Gallery #0-4
  • Karno's Klassics #32
  • Sleepers, graphic novel by Vito Bianca and Kevin Vetrone