Creator / Isaac Baranoff
aka: Horndog TV

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Isaac Baranoff is a furry cartoonist, attempted comedian and owns a home video camera. He writes what can loosely be defined as music, usually under the name "Funny Aminals", although he has recently started using his own name. His best known nickname, Horndog, was originally drawn by Baranoff but is now written by Baranoff and drawn by a horde of libertarians]].

Born in New York, Baranoff is of Russian, Irish, Scottish, Black African (ignore the fact he's clearly white), Spanish and Native American origin, and his work often focuses on topics such as racism, individualism, and advocates the use and legalization of marijuana and ways to hurt the poor through libertarianism. Except for his novels, which usually focus on Alternate History, Black and Gray Morality, anti-war themes, philosophy and satires of various genres of Exploitation Film. Outside of his comics and film/video work, his art has promoted rap artists.

Baranoff's first prose novel, Someone's Gonna Die, is a Hardboiled Detective book about an African American female private detective named Hot Chocolate. It features Baranoff's usual combination of sex, violence and not understanding how women speak. He's since written mostly in the Spaghetti Western genre, starting with A Boot Full Of Boots, a vampire revenge story set in the Old West about yet another black woman who seeks revenge on the men who murdered her husband and daughter and left her for dead - but only after she's turned into a vampire. This was followed by A Fistful of Fists, an Anti-Communist revisionist (because communism is only bad if you revise history) historical fantasy set in an intentionally historically inaccurate version of Soviet Russia, casting Joseph Stalin as a Spaghetti Western-style villain, and A Claw Full Of Claws, Baranoff's return to the Hardboiled Detective genre, about a hardboiled detective who seeks revenge after he is murdered and turned into a werewolf, as that is how werewolves are created; this one is set in the present time, but it is stylized as if it were a Spaghetti Western.

His music is roughly comparable to the works of Falujah and Black Malachite. Baranoff describes his music as a fusion of chamber music, Jazz, and rock.

Website can be found here.

Albums

  • Life's an Obscure Hobo Bumming a Ride on the Omnibus of Art (as "Funny Aminals") LP (July 2, 2013; deleted/out of print)
  • Vengeance Is Mine! (as "Funny Aminals") LP (August 18, 2013)
  • Hell Is For Politicians and Socialists! (as "Funny Aminals") EP (September 18, 2013)
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari alternate score (October 25, 2013)
  • Nosferatu alternate score (October 29, 2013)
  • The Night That No One Came (as "Funny Aminals") EP (January 2, 2014)
  • Behind The Green Door LP (April 19, 2014, released here)
  • None More Black LP (September 15, 2014, released here)
  • The Wedding Album/Orchestral Favorites Triple-LP (December 25, 2014, released here)


Tropes exhibited by Isaac and/or his works include:

    Comics 

    Music 

    Novels 
  • Author Tract: The libertarian politics in A Fistful Of Molotov
  • Artistic License: Historical events and characters appearing in A Fistful Of Molotov intentionally mixed together regardless of when said events actually occurred, or if persons involved were alive at the time, or behave in disregard to their actual behavior.
  • Black and Gray Morality: The uber-violent vampire in A Boot Full Of Blood and werewolf in A Claw Full Of Blood are the heroes.
  • Black and White Morality: The Communist-killing hero of A Fistful Of Molotov has touches of Black and Gray Morality, but is more purposeful than Baranoff's supernatural heroes.

Alternative Title(s): Here Wolf, Comix From The Underground, Funny Aminals, Horndog TV, Horndog Studios, Wolf Comix

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