FaroreNightclaw is the online handle of Kit Leighton, who is a 33-year-old agender feminist, social activist, enthusiastic queer, animal and nature lover, and freelance artist from San Jose, California. Born and raised in Canada in both Lethbridge (where it walked often in the Indian River Valley, an early start to loving nature) and in Vancouver (in the heart of the Pacific Northwest Rainforest, where it came to love the rain and damp and to appreciate the bounty and variety of life such a habitat fosters), it also had a brief stint in Edmonton (where it got into the nightlife of several subcultures and became more familiar with alt culture in general), it moved to the United States in 2006 and spent 8 years in Wisconsin (down the road from airport management land filled with deer, foxes, bald eagles, birds of all sorts, and many other forest friends) before moving back to the West Coast, this time in California, to live with its wife and some of their friends (it doesn’t see a lot of wilderness here but it does have raccoons, opossums, skunks, squirrels, rabbits, mockingbirds, hummingbirds, Bewick’s wrens, crows, seagulls, a kestrel, an owl, bats, and rats in its neighborhood and/or backyard).

It is most active, socially and artistically, in the furry fandom, and its work reflects this, as well as displaying its love of wildlife, fantasy, science fiction, tasteful erotica, tiny things, robots, high-impact graphic design, and clever slogans. Its art features a somewhat irresponsible use of color, a flair for the dramatic, and a healthy dose of whimsy.

Kit has been working as an artist as its sole source of income since 2006, working on a combination of private commissions, design/concept/asset artwork for a variety of websites and games, self-directed work for art shows, and merchandise and logo designs for conventions, individuals, and itself. It has an 18+ Patreon and works with several small companies in the furry and animal-lover worlds. It’s always got something new on its plate to keep it afloat.

New designs are added to this store regularly, so be sure to check back often to find the perfect piece or product for you!

  • Age: 33
  • Joined: March 2013

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