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    Anthropomorphism

    Concept » Anthropomorphism appears in 6796 issues.

    An Anthropomorphic Comic is one in which one or more non-human characters display distinctly human characteristics.

    Short summary describing this concept.

    Anthropomorphism last edited by fesak on 04/24/21 12:15PM View full history

    Overview

    Jack Pumpkinhead
    Jack Pumpkinhead

    Anthropomorphic comes from the Greek - anthropos meaning human, and morphe, meaning shape - and involves attributing human characteristics such as giving them a humanoid shape, speech, emotions, ideologies, etc. to non-human things - animals, plants, abstract concepts, forces of nature, etc. Examples of these in comics include:

    One of the more common versions of this in comics, and the one most comic readers mean when they describe a title as an Anthropomorphic comic, is zoomorphism, involving humanoid animals.

    Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
    Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

    Famous zoomorphic examples:

    As well as the above examples which feature worlds primarily peopled by zoomorphic animals, there are also examples of such beings on worlds predominately populated by regular humans, including

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Influence Outside of Comics

    Fans of the genre often attend conventions dressed in "fursuits" or other cosplay costumes which feature some sort of anthropomorphic character, or animal ears, paws, and tails added to their clothing.

    Furry Conventions in the United States of America

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