This is a really cool thread, OP. Thanks for making it and for providing such a wealth of material to discuss. The particular kind of anthro art in the 00s was what got me into that subculture in the first place (although I don't consider myself "a member of the furry fandom" since that kind of identity politicking is cancerous and impractical) along with cartoonists trying to push stuff past the censors. Thanks, Space Jam.
>Very strong "Slayers"-era influence in this part of her work!
It's not just an influence; the characters in pic 2 of the post you're quoting are literally just anthro versions of Lamia and Lina Inverse.
>But develop it did, and these days she draws the visually-distinctive Lackadaisy webcomic (fourth pic related). This guide from 2011 (fifth pic related) shows that she put in a lot of /loomis/-style grinding in during the 2000s. Admirable.
Huh. I had no idea, but that's really impressive; Lackadaisy is a comic I've been meaning to read for a long time, and the archive only gets longer the more I put it off - I never would have guessed that the artist for that and the artist who drew those pictures were the same person. I only recognized the first pictures because I knew it from the cover for the 1st edition of Ironclaw. Using Slayers knockoff art on the cover is one of many questionable decision made in Ironclaw 1E. I actually wrote a huge wall of text about it on smug/tg/'s community reading thread, if anyone's interested in it.
Aside from the obligatory shitposting about Osamu Tezuka, I can't say I know much, either. It was probably seen as less bizarre in Japan due to the history of Studio Sanrio (and organizations like it) and the general kawaii culture over there.
>jewgle's removal outdated search results. Makes it almost impossible to find the address of old sites if you don't already know what you're looking for, and even then you still might not find anything
There's a german search engine called Metager that I've switched to recently. I don't think it goes as far back as the 90s, but it generally doesn't give me as much SEO filler when I search for a particular term, and I've found a lot of random websites from the early 00s when using it.
(Still going! Who'd have guessed?)
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