Webcomic: Fur-Piled

"A Sampler Platter with seasoned fries instead of onion rings, and buckets and buckets of ranch!"

Fur-Piled is a gay-themed, Slice of Life furry webcomic by Leo Manga. It stars Arthur Husky and his group of friends and the trials they endure in their day-to-day lives.

The comic begins with Husky introducing the reader to his hometown of Santa Monica, California, which, while a small town on its own, is right next to Los Angeles, where most of the characters spend most of their time. However, his down-time is cut short by his friend Ian. Husky and Ian talk about his Love Interest, Saetto, and then heading to the club to meet up with their friend Andy. The story then goes from there, splitting into different plot-lines, focusing on Husky's friends and their relationships and problems.

Despite every character being an anthropomorphic animal, there are very few references to that outside the occasional species naming.

Fur-Piled started in 2004 and ended in 2011, and it won the 2008 Ursa Major Award for the Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip.

It can be found here, and printed versions published by Sofa Wolf Press, which have some extra content, can be found here.

This webcomic includes examples of:

  • A Day in the Limelight: Though Husky is the main protagonist and focus of the story, specific chapters and parts focus on his friends.
  • Armoured Closet Gay: What Andy believes Michael, Saetto's brother, to be.
  • Art Shift: A single panel shows Husky in a much more zanier and odd style compared to the realistic style the story is normally drawn as.
  • As the Good Book Says: Lila tries to pull this on Chris. It doesn't work.
  • Beta Couple: Rose and Louis are probably the best example. They have the fewest problems in their relationship and the least amount of drama.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Ojiisan writes like this, observing his characters and recording their actions. Later, he and Rose have a small conversation about this, to which Rose refers to God as a "peeping-Tom."
  • Book Ends: The comic starts on a Friday night at the Denny's, and it ends there as as well, on a Friday.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: One chapter had Husky give us some exposition about why he wouldn't get together with Saetto, but cuts it short by saying that he's bitched enough and it's time to move on with the story, completely with ripping the page.
  • Butch Lesbian: Ian, and later, her girlfriend Tanya.
  • Camp Gay: ANDY. Dear god, Andy is the personification of this trope. However, after a stint with either an extremely closeted or homophobic lion, he decided that he doesn't want to be this anymore, which leads to his character development and finding his mate.
  • Cast Full of Gay
  • Cool Old Guy: Ojiisan, whom almost everyone refers to as "old man."
  • Coming-Out Story: None are the main focus, however, and usually only to serve as backstory for the characters.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Most of the cast gets their chance to snark at the others, but Rose tends to do it the most.
  • Death by Origin Story: Michael, a lion that Andy knew, who, for the better part of his childhood, was his father figure and mentor, even if his own family accepted him, they weren't really there for him. In addition, Indigo's parents died when he was just heading to college.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After stalking a lion named Michael in the supermarket, Andy invites him for sex, but, in the end, he hurts Andy in ways Andy couldn't describe and breaks him.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Ian, presumably. One page shows her driving right off a hill into the air.
  • Family of Choice: The main cast is this.
  • Foreshadowing: The person Michael, the lion Andy was stalking, and their conversation doesn't seem important then, but it foreshadows some future events, notably, when he mentions his brother Saetto's exes, the abusive one is later talked about by Saetto himself to Husky.
  • Gayborhood: West Hollywood, California, where most of the cast spends their time.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today? / Gay Bravado: Chris, every so often. He's described as a "hetro-flexible," that Husky can't figure out. He can pull some huge drama-queen acts that look gay to Husky, an actually gay guy.
  • Important Haircut: Saetto gets one.
  • Love Triangle: Between Husky, Saetto and Car.
  • Official Couple: Husky and Saetto are the main couple, but his friends also get in on the act, with Rose and Louis, Ian and Tanya, and Andy and Indigo.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: Husky is questioned by "The Royal Court of the Queer" after Husky gets home from his date with Saetto.
  • Parental Substitute: Micheal is this to Andy.
  • Pride Parade: The chapter "Of Pride and Other Things" is the gang taking Saetto to a pride parade.
  • Shipper on Deck: Almost all of Husky's friends were pushing him to get together with Saetto. It worked.
  • Theme Naming: Almost every chapter (apart from "Of Pride and Other Things" and "Fur-Piled") is named after a song.
  • Those Two Guys: Husky's best friends, Ian and Andy. Later subverted when, while dealing with his own relationship problems, Husky briefly loses contact with them, and the two aren't seen together, which prompts Rose, Husky and Saetto to worry.
  • The Voice: Lila, Chris's homophobic, fundamentalist, Christian girlfriend, whom he communicates to via phone.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Car Hayne, Husky's ex-boyfriend, who came to reclaim Husky's love despite him already stating he was with Saetto. This caused many, many problems.