Well, I guess it’s time. I told you guys last week I would do this. It’s gonna be one of my most important deviations I’ll make, and my most important up to this point with what I’ve done. I’ve never told anyone offline about this. My friends don’t know. My relatives don’t know. Not even my parents or my sister know. So, today, I guess I should deliver on this.
Some of you out there might already know this, but the majority of you don’t. If any of you out there are against furries and don’t want anything to do with them, then consider unwatching me. I know there’s gonna be at least one of you who might do this. I know how you guys are. I’ve talked to all of you at least once.
So, how did I become a furry? Why did this community that was so hated by a gargantuan amount of the internet appeal to me? Well, it’s not because it was so hated and I wanted people to get angry at me for my amusement. That would just be idiotic. The reason why I became a furry was because of a certain man. Don’t know who this guy is? Look at the title of this deviation again. I’m gonna be talking about Jay Naylor. (here’s his DeviantArt page: )
Before I tell my story of how I found out about this individual and how much I love his work, I want to talk about his background. Because not all of you know who this guy is, despite him being one of the most well-known hookupdate.net/asian-dating-sites people in the furry community.
Basically, according to WikiFur, Jay Naylor is a cartoonist from Atlanta, Georgia. He used to work as a FedEx employee, at the time simply called Kinko’s, some time before 1999 (when he began writing his first comic). In his off time, he drew adult anthropomorphic art, nowadays being referred to as “yiff.” He created a character, known as Fisk Black, the brother to Mat Sherer’s character Lucy Black. I’ll talk more about the relationship between Jay and Mat later on, because it’s quite important to mention when talking about Naylor.
Jay began developing his first comic, Rest Your Gun Here, in 1999. It first appeared in a portfolio called “Spank” (which you can’t find easily online), then later on in the comic book anthology Genus. If you don’t know what Genus is, it’s pretty much a furry erotica comic. Moving on.
In 2003, Jay launched his website, jaynaylor, along with his first webcomic, Better Days (of which I have read the whole thing) in e year. The response was… Less than positive. It came to a close in e out with a sequel, Original Life. I’ll talk more about those at a later time. 20,000 views special, maybe?
So, now, let’s talk about Mat Sherer, since he was a significant part of Jay’s life for several years. In , Mat created his own webcomic, Badly Drawn Kitties, which featured two of his original creations, Lucy and Lydia. Then, during the development of Better Days, Mat started fighting with Naylor over him using Lucy in his comic, with Naylor changing her personality, like how he changed her from being a bisexual with a female preference to purely straight. I mean, that’s not the only reason, but it’s a big one. When their relationship ended, he started openly criticizing Naylor.
Well, that’s pretty much it. Pretty much the only other thing worth mentioning is that he put Original Life on hiatus in , and as far as I’m concerned, I haven’t been hearing anything from it since then. There might be something else worth mentioning that I’m not aware of (and if you guys know of what else I could say, then leave it in the comments), but I can’t think of anything at the moment. So, let’s just move on to how I discovered Jay Naylor’s work and how I got involved with the furry community.