Webcomic / Project Future
(Full Title Project Future: The future history of Jakob Pettersohn
) is a webcomic inspired by Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures
and taking place within the same canon. Taking place (roughly) 150 years after the events of DMFA the comic involves cyborgs, androids, artificial souls, regrets and the story of one Jakob Pettersohn.
While 'Project future: ' is the main story line there are numerous short stories and sides stories all based within the same world, but often in different time periods. Currently running side stories include The Epsilon Project
, Dark Lord Rising
, To Catch a Demon
and Niall's story
. There are also two guest stories and nine finished back stories.
Project Future uses and expands on the world shown in Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures
but as noted on the site may not match DMFA canon 100%.
The first page can be found here
Note: As with DMFA, 'Beings' are the strip's human equivalent in that they lead relatively short lives and have little or no magic. 'Creatures' on the other hand live far longer and are both magically and physically powerful.
This webcomic contains examples of:
- Affectionate Parody: Dark Lord Rising is a spoof of Lord of the rings.
- Art Evolution: The art has changed significantly with time and different artists.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Cubi have short attention span and are highly emotional. Training can help with this.
- Brain Uploading: In a interesting twist, the soul can be removed from the original body and implanted in a android replica.
- Elsewhere Fic: the comics are made by a collaboration of Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures fans and takes place in the same world, but 150 years in the future and only a couple characters from the original comic have appeared, and usually just a panel or two. Granted, there is a lot of in-universe roleplaying on the DMFA forum, which is where most of Project Future's creators met.
- Clones Are People, Too: At the end of the tuppenny man it turn out the main character is a robotic clone. He fears getting scrapped after his task is completed but is reassured otherwise.
- Famed In-Story: Mostly more like infamous in story - Johan Cross and Daryil both have a decidedly mixed reputation. In one case this is embraced, in the other it's not.
- Flock of Wolves: Well less a flock and more a couple. In Red valentine both partners turn out to be cubi and hiding it from the other one.
- Fun with Acronyms: Illiath's School for Incubi and Succubi... although due to unfortunate timing, the acronym quietly vanishes from the comic after one use.
- Hunter of His Own Kind: A character from A walk in the woods has been unknowingly doing this and realizes that he own group will turn on him if they find out what he is.
- Might Makes Right: Keaton subscribes to the way of thinking.
- Mugging the Monster: In Red valentine a group manges to mug two of them at the same time.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!: Keaton again
- Soul Eating: A lot of the plot revolves around the creation of 'artificial souls' as a replacement for consuming the souls of living creatures for power.
- The Social Darwinist: Richard of The Epsilon Project believes that beings are not fully sentient and therefore can be killed without guilt.note It is unknown in he still has this view after being confronted about this.
- We Can Rebuild Him: One character is rebuilt as a cyborg, then later turned into an android. However, creatures turned into androids lose the ability to use magic.