Zaush / Adam Wan - Popular furry artist with a penchant for being rapey & an ego that could black out the sun

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Meet Adam Wan, or Zaush as he's known to furries.

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Adam is a man in his 30s living in California that draws furry art for a living. He quit his job at Apple (my bad he didn't really work at Apple) to do fulltime furry art ala Patreon. How is one able to make rent in CA of all places solely off furry art? Why, being one of the most popular figures in the fandom, of course.

A quick glance at his FA account reveals that he has over 72k watches (a considerable number for FA) and his Twitter has over 14k follows which is impressive for a furry.

He's been in the fandom for over 12 years, if not more.
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I would like to use @nonnewtonian's blurb on him in the Dragoneer thread as a jumping off point, and also because that Dragoneer thread is so well done it's going to put mine to shame. This covers the rape accusation in which Zaush coerced a young woman to sleep with him along with his general assholery regarding a site rewrite for Furaffinity.

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Project Phoenix Phailure
In December of 2013 Dragoneer announced that a team of volunteer programmers was going to start work on FA Rewrite attempt #4, dubbed Project Phoenix. The leader of this ragtag team was Zaush. Zaush is a popular porn artist who is best known for being a massive jackass and for being an accused rapist. In PMs leaked during the 2010 YiffyLeaks debacle one of Zaush’s ex-fuckbuddies, Ferality, came to Dragoneer claiming Zaush had emotionally manipulated and intimidated her into having sex with him. Dragoneer told her to keep quiet about it. Despite Zaush’s less than stellar reputation in the community and how catastrophic his hiring would be for PR, Dragoneer saw no issue with bringing him aboard. Many users were upset over an accused rapist becoming a staff member, and a great deal of shit-flinging went on between Zaush's whiteknights and his detractors. Dragoneer said he was neutral on whether or not Zaush was a rapist. Then he went on to say Zaush couldn't have raped Ferality because she willingly drove to his house.
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Behind the scenes things weren't any better. It turned out that two months earlier a user named Myr had approached Dragoneer and asked if he could work on a rewrite of FA's code. Dragoneer approved it. Myr organized a small team and started work on the project, but because he failed to communicate Dragoneer forgot he gave someone permission to redo his entire fucking website.
Myr's team agreed with meet with the Project Phoenix team and collaborate on rebuilding the site. But Zaush was such an unbearable asshole that Myr and Ben abandoned ship within 24 hours of meeting him.
It was also apparent that Zaush was lying about his qualifications.
Zaush was only 30 at the time.


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When it became apparent Dragoneer had hired an unprofessional, under qualified, lying jackass who was happy to chase off qualified volunteers, he tried to pin the blame for Project Phoenix's inevitable failure on Myr and Ben.

The most that came of Project Phoenix was a few front page mock ups. The project eventually died, like all other FA rewrites.

There is a little more to the Ferality story, as Zaush felt the need to make a public statement as to why he was innocent in the matter. But not before making these tweets prior.

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There are claims from other furry artists such as Littlebluewolf and Rainbowjokerhound that Zaush had attempted to invite them to his loveshack before, but I cannot find those screenshots. Not since Vivisector died anyway.

Zaush doesn't seem to have a good track record with women period. He was dating another furry artist named Keovi for the longest time, but got cucked and lost her to another furry named Cinnamon.
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Which is hilariously ironic that Zaush himself loves to draw cuckoldry. There are numerous examples in his FA gallery, but one of note is a recent comic he was paid to do.
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There's another suspect comic in his FA gallery, though. It is controversial in that it not only features more cucking and even incest, but the dog girls look suspiciously not of age.
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Pointing this out to Zaush will just make him shrug. It's obvious he can get away with posting borderline cub porn as he's too valuable an asset to the site and Dragoneer. Zaush has drawn outright cub before and even has an Inkbunny, he knows exactly what he's doing and getting away with.

What's troubling is Zaush doesn't seem to care if his pornographic artwork is seen by children, as evidenced by this Twitter snapshot when he was uploading graphic Zootopia porn to the official tag months before the movie's release.

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There are rumors he began to date his current girlfriend (run girl, run) when she was 17. Claims seem dubious but it doesn't excuse the fact there's at least a 10 year age gap between them. It is more than likely she's dating him for popularity.

A prior girlfriend was Hoot who despite all the warnings of her friends decided to suck his azn cock. Again, popularity and status in the furry fandom of all things. Their relationship lasted for a month before Zaush apparently did something to completely turn her off. To this day she pretends she never dated him. It should be noted she is a bit of a cow herself, but that's for another day.

Adam likes to rile people up specifically to make drama and add more people to his block list. Here is a joke he made using a panel from one of his gross comics.

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And after he was called out on making a nigger joke (the cat is black, FFS) he played dumb. Anyone with half a brain knows he's quoting this old Vine,


Zaush has a big ego and as such charges exuberant amounts for his commissions. Though he says on his FA profile he does not take them, he will if the price is right. Just be prepared to buck up $500-1k, though I heard this rumor through the grapevine. Of course because he's popular he gets away with it.
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There was an incident in which he tried to sell a sculpture of his own character for $500 but had a hissy fit when the auction only got to $300. More on that and some other older drama is on his Encyclopedia Dramatica page

I do not see Adam leaving the fandom any time soon as long as there is adoration and money to be made.

OK. It took me over an hour to make this OP and I still don't think I've covered everything. Enjoy!


Extra Links:
His Wikifur page
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Amazing thread, dude.

Though just as a note, what's the price of a professional commissioned artist compared to Zaush? I mean, his art is professional-looking enough (aside from the degeneracy), so I wouldn't expect someone with talent and an ego to be cheap.
 

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Zaush has put his sticky rape-committing fingers in all corners of the furry community, in fact there's some level of interaction between him and all the other popufur cows. His relationship with Dragoneer has already been documented but he's also had a sizable bit of crossover with others, a lot of whom don't actually like him. Take Sibe and Jay Naylor here:
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In fact I'm fairly confident that Sibe runs this parody account of Zaush, given how he seems to substantially interact with it, but I can't say for certain.

There are some popufurs he has a more positive relationship with tho, Jasonafex still seems to like him and white knighted him over the abovementioned nigger scandal.
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He's also still in correspondence with 2 Gryphon, another lolcow on lock.

Given the sheer reach that Zaush has there seems to be only one popufur lolcow who doesn't know him, try and guess who it is before you check the image.
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Zaush has put his sticky rape-committing fingers in all corners of the furry community, in fact there's some level of interaction between him and all the other popufur cows. His relationship with Dragoneer has already been documented but he's also had a sizable bit of crossover with others, a lot of whom don't actually like him. Take Sibe and Jay Naylor here:
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In fact I'm fairly confident that Sibe runs this parody account of Zaush, given how he seems to substantially interact with it, but I can't say for certain.

There are some popufurs he has a more positive relationship with tho, Jasonafex still seems to like him and white knighted him over the abovementioned nigger scandal.
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He's also still in correspondence with 2 Gryphon, another lolcow on lock.

Given the sheer reach that Zaush has there seems to be only one popufur lolcow who doesn't know him, try and guess who it is before you check the image.

PK probably never cared for his art because it's too "rapey" for her.
 

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Adam M Wan, 34, of Irvine, CA "an affluent planned city in Orange County, California"
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lives here presumably renting this condo
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"Location Location ! In the heart of Oak Creek will benefit from AWARD WINING SCHOOLS. Premium detached home with elegant and premium interior. Very well designed for maximum comfort. Inside the CUL-DE-SAC and is located in the GATED OAK CREEK community. 2 Bedrooms + Large Den, Living and Dining room are, 2.5 Bath and 2 Cars attached garage. Like new wood flooring through out the house. Elegant wood stair case and very Modern Kitchen with inside Laundry area make it extremely desirable. "
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^Does everyone that lives in a gated community draw jailbait furry porn for $$$$?
He also had a previous address renting at 38 La Costa Ct Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The phone number above def aint his since its out of state area code for a landline but its apparently his moms?
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Anyway I think its nice he seems to drive up there once a year to visit his parents.

Anyway why again would anyone ever use their irl name and face in the depraved furry fandom?
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Amazing thread, dude.

Though just as a note, what's the price of a professional commissioned artist compared to Zaush? I mean, his art is professional-looking enough (aside from the degeneracy), so I wouldn't expect someone with talent and an ego to be cheap.

His art is good enough to charge well over $100 easily. My guess is that he's cheap so he can get more commissions becuase that can actually work if you try. All of the art posted is fully rendered and in the professional world, he could get easily up to $500 and that's not a YCH auction. Even with lesser popular furry artists, if your art's good enough (i think i brought this up in the Dragoneer thread) you can make up to $1000 for a simple missionary position YCH with just two characters because furries have burning pockets filled with money. So he's undercharging himself with art that can easily be commissioned for hundreds of dollars. I'm not even gonna mention the comic (not the subject but the comic as a medium) because that alone can get him up to $200 just for a mere 5 panels. Anyone worth their salt wouldn't dare undercharge themselves because they're confident in their skills. Zaush's art from a technical standpoint is good but it's what I call "furry basic". I've seen the same style in like 10 other artists (WolfyNail is one of them).
 

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Nice job on the OP, I'd totally forgotten about the knickers thing. I don't get why he tried to pussy out after making the joke. Even if you'd never seen the vine he was referencing it's obvious what he was going for. If you're gonna make a racist joke, fucking make a racist joke.

Project Phoenix wasn't the only failed furry project Zaush was involved with. He was also part of the team behind Beast's Fury, an indie game infamous for having approximately fifty thousand different crowdfunding campaigns. To be fair he wasn't the reason it failed, that was due to the guy in charge being a shithead with money and planning. When people found out Zaush was on the team they kicked up a stink until he was fired.
There is a little more to the Ferality story, as Zaush felt the need to make a public statement as to why he was innocent in the matter. But not before making these tweets prior.

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There are claims from other furry artists such as Littlebluewolf and Rainbowjokerhound that Zaush had attempted to invite them to his loveshack before, but I cannot find those screenshots. Not since Vivisector died anyway.
Here's an archive of the Vivisector thread on Zaush. I snagged Littlebluewolf's tweets from it. According to her he tried to pull the same "your boyfriend doesn't really love you if he won't let me fuck you" shit that he did with Ferality.
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He may have also tried to pull this with Sciggles, Dragoneer's ex-wife. On the now defunct LiveJournal group furrydrama_2 he supposedly said Sciggles was able to identify Zaush solely by his behavior.
I tried to clarify that, but I doubt it will matter at this point. When I told Sciggles of this, I left out names... and she mentioned that Zaush tried to do something like this to even her. But she mentioned when she said no, despite him keeping asking and insisting, he backed off.

So I can't verify it on every instance, but I didn't agree with Zaush and the accusations concerned me. I just didn't want her getting burned.
When the Project Phoenix shitstorm was going on, however, Sciggles said the fd_2 rumors were a lie.
His cuckoldry fetish really is hilarious considering he's always the one who winds up getting cucked. He desperately wants to be Mr. Steal-Your-Girl, the guy who can get any girl he wants and rub it in the face of other men, yet apparently when he was in an open relationship with Keovi she was getting laid on the regular while he struggled to find people willing to fuck him.
There's another suspect comic in his FA gallery, though. It is controversial in that it not only features more cucking and even incest, but the dog girls look suspiciously not of age.
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This yellow lab girl wasn't even the main piece of jailbait in that "Daddy's Little Secrets" comic. That would go to the other girl, Cynthia.
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On FA Zaush originally said the comic wouldn't be posted to FA and would instead be on InkBunny, aka "it's gonna be cub porn." Then he "retconned her out of the 5th grade" and insisted he was just trying to represent women with different body types.
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But on InkBunny he was singing a different tune. Artwork of the exact same character was tagged as "cub," "underage," and "preteen."
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Link to original post (NSFW), you will need an IB account to view it
Notice the bit in the description where he talks about her "upcoming role?" Yeah, that role was in "Daddy's Little Secrets."

In addition to having a thing for furry lolis Zaush has a rather zoophilic interest in otters. He'll draw all other species with humanoid body proportions, but every time he draws otters he insists on making them realistic.
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EDIT: Fuck can't believe I forgot to add this, shortly after breaking up with Hoot he tried to use his friend's terminal cancer to put himself on a pedestal and demonize her. Sadly the tweet wasn't archived before he deleted it, but someone snagged a screencap.
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Nice job on the OP, I'd totally forgotten about the knickers thing. I don't get why he tried to pussy out after making the joke. Even if you'd never seen the vine he was referencing it's obvious what he was going for. If you're gonna make a racist joke, fucking make a racist joke.

Project Phoenix wasn't the only failed furry project Zaush was involved with. He was also part of the team behind Beast's Fury, an indie game infamous for having approximately fifty thousand different crowdfunding campaigns. To be fair he wasn't the reason it failed, that was due to the guy in charge being a shithead with money and planning. When people found out Zaush was on the team they kicked up a stink until he was fired.

Here's an archive of the Vivisector thread on Zaush. I snagged Littlebluewolf's tweets from it. According to her he tried to pull the same "your boyfriend doesn't really love you if he won't let me fuck you" shit that he did with Ferality.
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He may have also tried to pull this with Sciggles, Dragoneer's ex-wife. On the now defunct LiveJournal group furrydrama_2 he supposedly said Sciggles was able to identify Zaush solely by his behavior.

When the Project Phoenix shitstorm was going on, however, Sciggles said the fd_2 rumors were a lie.
His cuckoldry fetish really is hilarious considering he's always the one who winds up getting cucked. He desperately wants to be Mr. Steal-Your-Girl, the guy who can get any girl he wants and rub it in the face of other men, yet apparently when he was in an open relationship with Keovi she was getting laid on the regular while he struggled to find people willing to fuck him.

This yellow lab girl wasn't even the main piece of jailbait in that "Daddy's Little Secrets" comic. That would go to the other girl, Cynthia.
On FA Zaush originally said the comic wouldn't be posted to FA and would instead be on InkBunny, aka "it's gonna be cub porn." Then he "retconned her out of the 5th grade" and insisted he was just trying to represent women with different body types.
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But on InkBunny he was singing a different tune. Artwork of the exact same character was tagged as "cub," "underage," and "preteen."
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Link to original post (NSFW), you will need an IB account to view it
Notice the bit in the description where he talks about her "upcoming role?" Yeah, that role was in "Daddy's Little Secrets."

In addition to having a thing for furry lolis Zaush has a rather zoophilic interest in otters. He'll draw all other species with humanoid body proportions, but every time he draws otters he insists on making them realistic.
EDIT: Fuck can't believe I forgot to add this, shortly after breaking up with Hoot he tried to use his friend's terminal cancer to put himself on a pedestal and demonize her. Sadly the tweet wasn't archived before he deleted it, but someone snagged a screencap.
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Fuck, man. There's just too much dirt on Zaush to fit into one OP. Thanks for the excellent contributing post.
 

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Amazing thread, dude.

Though just as a note, what's the price of a professional commissioned artist compared to Zaush? I mean, his art is professional-looking enough (aside from the degeneracy), so I wouldn't expect someone with talent and an ego to be cheap.
This depends on who you're paying, their actual skill level, and how well known they are. Commissions are a status symbol.

Kadath (Professional, Well known, sells at conventions): 150~, http://www.furaffinity.net/commissions/kadath/
Peritian- 150-250~, http://www.furaffinity.net/commissions/peritian/
Tokifuji- 225-350~, http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/7787162/

Then you have artists that are still good but aren't "receives messages with a subject of only 'hi'" popular that charge prices like-

Kilinah- 30-45~, http://www.furaffinity.net/view/22453551/
Fireflufferz- 50-90~, http://www.furaffinity.net/view/24124082/
Sorimori- 70~, http://www.furaffinity.net/view/23878694/

They aren't bad, they just still have a lot to learn and aren't "household name" furries. Their work is very much acceptable.

Bear in mind that adding additional characters increases price by roughly 50% or more of the base price.
 
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This depends on who you're paying, their actual skill level, and how well known they are. Commissions are a status symbol.

Kadath (Professional, Well known, sells at conventions): 150~, http://www.furaffinity.net/commissions/kadath/
Peritian- 150-250~, http://www.furaffinity.net/commissions/peritian/
Tokifuji- 225-350~, http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/7787162/

Then you have artists that are still good but aren't "receives messages with a subject of only 'hi'" popular that charge prices like-

Kilinah- 30-45~, http://www.furaffinity.net/view/22453551/
Fireflufferz- 50-90~, http://www.furaffinity.net/view/24124082/
Sorimori- 70~, http://www.furaffinity.net/view/23878694/

They aren't bad, they just still have a lot to learn and aren't "household name" furries. Their work is very much acceptable.
Well, I meant non-furry professional artists. I feel whatever the subject matter is, an artist is still an artist and that commissions should be priced accordingly is all I'm saying.
 

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