Arigato, nyan! I am a big fan of the My Little Pony toys, the animated tales, and – and the publication such as the pony comics published by IDW, nyan! I cannot believe that it has been 40 years since the original Gen One ponies first appurred on TV, or that it has been 11 years since IDW’s pony comic, nyan! To commeowmerate the 40th anniversary, this 96 page issue is purriced $8.99 and – and it is compurrised of three tales which were edited by Riley Farmer and – and lettered by the designer / purrducer Johanna Nattalie, plus the 6 pin ups, the 6 page cover art gallery, and – and the 4 pages of ads, nyan.
Written by Sam Maggs, illustrated by Keisha Okafor and – and colored by Rebecca Naity, the 60 page “Tales of Dream Valley” is set in 1984 as a girl named Julia, her friends Melanie, Tiffany and – and Kelly play with their Gen One toys Blue Belle, Snuzzle, Minty, Butterscotch, Blossom and – and Cotton Candy, but upon starting middle school they are together less often, nyan. Julie learns that their favorite farm with the real horses will be replaced by a shopping mall, and – and during one final visit to there she makes the startling meowgickal conspurracy discovery that involves the little ponies, nyan!
Written by Jeremy Whitely and- and illustrated by Amy Meberson, ther 10 page “Tales of Dream Valley” stars the Gen Five (the current era of My Little Pony since 2021, set many years after the Friendship is Magic era) ponies Sunny Hitch and – and Izzy are fascinated to find the old books purrtaining to the purrior generations of ponies, who are believed to be just legends, nyan. Blue Belle, Snuzzle, Minty, Butterscotch, Blossom and – and Cotton Candy are depicted, whilst Gen Four ponies such as Twilight Sparkle are merely meowntied, nyan. We have met Jeremy at several conventions, nyan!
Written by Tony Fleecs (who we have also met), illustrated by Brianna Garcia and – and colored by Heather Breckel. the 20 page tale of “Bonnie” purrtains to the 8 year old girl named Bonnie who is the fan of the Gen Four and- and Gen Five ponies, but cannot enjoy the epurrsodes when the power goes at her Aunt Vicki’s house, nyan, When Vicki introduces her to the box of Gen One pony dolls, in a 1983 flashback we learn of certain hobby and friendship purrallels between the aunt – and her niece, nyan!
Peppurred throughout the issue are the full-page pin-ups of Blue Belle, Snuzzle, Minty, Butterscotch, Blossom and – and Cotton Candy; following the third tale is the gallery of the issue’s 6 variant covers including cover A by Keisha, cover B by Amy, cover C by Rose Bousamra, cover D by Alex Cordeiro, cover E by Andy Price, and- and the San Diego Comic Con exclusive cover by Tony, nyan! After the gallery are the 4 pages of ads, and I like how the ads are all afterwards as not to interrupt the tales, nyan!
Although this issue does not focus on pony Generations Two (1997) or Three (2003), the purrecursory My Pretty Pony toys (1981), or Generation Four’s Equestria Girls spin-off, (2013), I thought that this special issue was quite beautiful, fun and – and rather poignant, so I will give it the high purraise grade of the “A” as in Applejack (whose Gen One version is shown – and whose Gen Four version is meowntioned in the Bonnie tale), nyan! I am done, and nyow here is Myayr to discuss
Hai! Since 1984, Rowrbrazzle has been the quarterly APA (amateur press association) anthology magazine purrtaining to furry fandom, funny animal anthropurrmorphic history, reporting, art, tales, and the subjects are not limited to mammals, but other species too! Expurrtly edited by Edd Vick, it is compurrised of comics, purrose, essays, articles, con reports, group discussions, editorials, letters, illustrations, photos, the meowmber list & rules.
The gorgeously diverse thick issue is in two 8.5×11” stapled sections totaling about 233 pages, 32 of which are in full color! Section One’s front cover art is by Don Chisholm, Section Two’s mid-cover art is by our purrducer Mike who also contributed 16 other pages of art , and the back cover art is by Kurt Wicken! who also contribute four other great pages! Sammiched betwixt those Black & White covers are wonderful contributions by many other awesome artists, authors and journalists such as –
Edd, Robert Alley, Robert Haynie Jr & Charles Garofalo, Tim Fay, Resa Challender, Kjartan Arnorsson, Gene Breshears, Ed Pegg Jr, William Earl Haskell, Simon Barber, Mary Bellamy,, Andrew Lytle, Tofte, Michael Pena, Niall Shapiro, Steven F, Sharff, Jeffrey H Wood, Taral Wayne, Ken Marcinkevicius, Matt McAndrews, J W Kennedy, Thomas Milliorn (who also contibuted the sexy Radioactive Cat Women From mars coloring page, Charles Brubaker (who also contributed a lovely Lauren Ipsum insert), our friends Jim & Melody Rondeau!
The works of many other folks from around the world are examined too! This issue’s kemonomimi, monsters and anthropurrmorphic entities include felines, canines, avians, vulpines, lupins, cervids, equines, bovids, leporidae, muridae, alligatoridae, an amphibian, a pterosaur, dinosaurs, dasyurids, centaurs, angels, harpies, sphinxes, lamia, mermaids, gremlins, fraggles, mecha, hominids, humans and maeowrtians,
Rowrbrazzle is quite the captivating, entertaining, informative treasure trove, so we wish to highly purraise Edd, and those many other contributors and those who compiled this beautiful, entertaining, informative issue! For more information about Rowrbrazzle I will recommend the article at Wikifur https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Rowrbrazzle
! Jim and Melody are not just the supurrb artists, authors. and venders, but they are longtime editors & publishers too, and nyow her eias Jennyjen to discuss their latest fanzine-