Content: Graphic Stories, Comics, and Literature
Print: Color Cover, Greyscale Interior
Size: 8 x 10.5
Parental Rating: PG-13
Publication Date: June 2006
Synopsis: Fur-Piled, Volume 1 brings Leo Magna’s popular webcomic to the printed page for the first time. This black-and-white comic tells the story of Husky, a young gay college student living in Santa Monica, California. One night in a fit of dance-club induced euphoria he goes up to the guy he has had a crush on for years (a guy who is as desirable as he is rumored to be untouchable) and makes his affections pointedly obvious.
With all his friends predicting disaster, Husky can only do his best to hold on as life takes a series of unexpected turns that leave him in the position to make decisions he never dreamed of making. Decisions that, once brought out of the realm of fantasy and into reality, don’t seem quite so easy to make.
Fur-Piled has a sense of reality that is refreshing in the genre of gay slice-of-life romance comics. The story effortlessly navigates the lives of the characters, resisting the temptation to turn them into larger-than-life archetypes. In the end, Husky and all his friends are just real people in real situations.
This volume collects the first six chapters of the online comic, including Welcome to Santa Monica, Midnight Radio, Boys Who Like Boys, Mr. Tangerine Speedo, Love of the Loveless, and Cue the Pulse to Begin, along with extras not found online including a short introductory comic filling out the back story of the characters and an introduction by the author.
Many more pages of the Fur-Piled web comic exist beyond the 100 printed in this volume, so if you can’t wait for volume 2 to learn more about Husky and his friends, please stop by the original website, www.liondogworks.com, for the latest pages, additional information and artwork from Leo, and a forum where you can discuss the comic with Husky’s many fans.