6.1 Prevalence

Given the importance attributed to artwork within the fandom and the popularity of art/artist websites within the community,🐾 we wanted to know what percentage of furries considered themselves to be artists and writers. We asked participants to indicate, on a...

6.2 Demographics

On average, furry artists are older than non-artist furries (see figure below).🐾 However, the shape of the age distribution is comparable to that of the broader furry fandom, with the exception of 18-22 year old furries, which may be a product of sampling...

6.3 Furry Identification

Female-identifying artists are more likely to have been artists before they were furries (60%); in contrast, male-identifying artists are far less likely to have been artists before they were furries (20%). This suggests that female artists are more likely to be...

6.4 Content Produced

Given that many negative stereotypes about the furry fandom suggest that it is a fetish or is predominantly associated with sexuality, we asked our sample of furry artists to estimate the percent of the content they produced which was erotic in nature. On average,...

6.5 Entitlement

The furry fandom is unique from other fandoms for many reasons. One of the most prominent reasons, however, is its largely independent and decentralized nature: in comparison to other fandoms (e.g., science fiction, fantasy) where content is driven primarily by a few...

6.6 Issues Facing Artists

Given that artists deal with what’s perceived to be significant fan entitlement,🐾 we decided to further assess some of the major issues faced by artists who regularly interact with fans—typically through commissioned work. The idea was to assess some of the...