Joe Strike (@JoeStrike) is an artist, writer, and producer based in New York.
He is the author of “Furry Nation: The True Story of America’s Most Misunderstood Subculture” which won the the 2017 Ursa Major Award for Best Non-Fiction Work and is all about the history of furry fandom and how becoming a Furry transformed his own life.
Joe’s “fursona” Komos is the co-star of Komos & Goldie, an ongoing superhero comic co-created and written by Joe and British fur Oliver Coombes, and made the cover of Huck magazine in December 2017 for an arts and culture story on the furry lifestyle.
In today’s episode we explore the subculture of furry fandom and the people who like to dress-up as their anthropomorphic animal alter-egos.
We trace the the origins of furry fandom, how furries develop their “fursona” and design their fursuits, the psychological motivations behind the lifestyle, and how much, or how little, furry fandom is related to sex and sexuality.
JoeStrike.com – Joe’s website
FurryNation.com – Homepage for the “Furry Nation” book
Komos & Goldie – Tumblr page
FurAffinity.net – the internet’s largest online gallery for furry, anthro, dragon, brony art work and more