Seriously folks I had no idea this character from the old Shazam series of comic books even existed.
According to wikipedia…
Mister Tawky Tawny is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic tiger who appears as a supporting character of Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family in superhero/funny animal comic book stories published by Fawcett Comics and later DC Comics. Created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck in 1947, the traditional version of Tawky Tawny is a humanoid and well mannered tiger who wishes to be a part of human society. A friend of the Marvel Family, Tawny often participates in their adventures. Later versions introduced in the 2000s and beyond often feature Tawny as more tiger-like, though typically retaining his ability to talk.
In other words a furry and from 1947
Mister Tawky Tawny is different from many anthropomorphic animals back in the day. It started it’s life as a wild animal and later grew civilized.
Another blog Bully Says: Comics Oughta Be Fun really did a fantastic piece on this little known character. If you want to know I encourage you to check it out.
It seems we furries made the CBC’s list of the best things that happened this year. I am so proud