Fred Patten Presents – his articles about Furry publishing, animation, and history.
by Patch O'Furr
Discussion of the history of furry fandom with Fred Patten, at ConFURence 9.
Fred Patten is the most valued contributor at Dogpatch Press. He came here during editor down time at Flayrah, seeking a stable place for his reviews and history articles. (For those who aren’t acquainted with Fred’s impressive resume as a fan historian and curator, he has spent a lot of the recent decade in a convalescent hospital. Writing is a major benefit to his life and a good cause to support.)
The “Fred Patten” tag has everything he has contributed here.
Without Fred’s guest posts, there would be no five day a week schedule here. Assisting and formatting his articles takes a lot of work, and five days a week makes a very demanding pace. But I think the promise of regular content should inspire anyone who contributes. It makes this the most active “Furry News” source. It’s all non-profit, so thank Fred for doing what few people can do without being paid – and volunteer helper Poppa Bookworm – and (ahem) anyone else who helps, reads, shares or comments to make this a community thing.
Fred recently shared a bibliography listing an incredible abundance of his book reviews. It covers years of writing and hundreds of posts. At the very least, it’s worth browsing to get an idea about the variety of Furry published work.
“What the Well Read Furry Should Read”: All of Fred’s book reviews at Dogpatch Press, Flayrah, and Anthro magazine.
The list doesn’t include Fred’s other amazing articles that aren’t book reviews. Here’s everything else. You don’t want to miss these, if you’re interested in learning about anthropomorphic art, how furries came to be, and what they do and like.
FURRY PUBLISHING, ANIMATION, AND HISTORY:
Animated Features that Qualify for the 2014 Oscar https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2014/11/14/2014-oscar/
Camp Feral!: Fifteen Years, 1998-2012, Part 1 https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/camp-feral-fifteen-years/
Early Furry Fan Photos https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/early-furry-fan-photos/
The First Furry Anthology for the Mainstream http://anthrozine.com/atcl/first.mainstream.antho.html
Five 2015 Furry Features https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/five-2015-furry-features/
Foreign Furry Novels https://www.flayrah.com/4362/survey-foreign-furry-novels
French Anthropomorphic Animal Animated Features, Part 1 https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/french-anthropomorphic-1/
French Anthropomorphic Animal Animated Features, Part 2 https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/french-anthropomorphic-part-2/
French Anthropomorphic Animal Animated Features, Part 3 https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/french-anthropomorphic-3/#more-9727
French Anthropomorphic Animal Animated Features, Part 4 https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/french-anthropomorphic-4/
Furry Convention History Project – Can You Help? https://www.flayrah.com/furry-convention-history-project-can-you-help
The Furry Novel That Nobody Has Read http://www.anthrozine.com/atcl/furry.nobodys.read.html
A Furry Walk of Fame? https://www.flayrah.com/5292/furry-walk-fame
The Fuzzy Story http://anthrozine.com/atcl/fuzzy.story.html
The History of Furry Publishing, Part 1 https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/history-of-furry-publishing/
The History of Furry Publishing, Part 2 https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/the-history-of-furry-publishing-part-two-current-publishers-by-fred-patten/
An Illustrated Chronology of Furry Fandom, 1966 – 1996 https://www.flayrah.com/4117/retrospective-illustrated-chronology-furry-fandom-1966-1996
Publishing for Furries https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/publishing-for-furries/
Seymour Eaton’s ‘The Roosevelt Bears’ https://www.flayrah.com/4178/retrospective-seymour-eatons-roosevelt-bears
Talking Animals in World War II Propaganda https://www.flayrah.com/3802/retrospective-talking-animals-world-war-ii-propaganda
Turkmenistan – The Land of Horse Heaven https://www.flayrah.com/4650/profile-turkmenistan-land-horse-heaven
The 2014 Olympics Winter Games Mascots https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/the-2014-olympics-winter-games-mascots-by-fred-patten/
What’s Wrong with Indian Animation? https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/indian-animation/#more-7062
The Hero of Color City https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/the-hero-of-color-city/
Jungle Shuffle https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/jungle-shuffle/
The Little Fox http://anthrozine.com/site/lbry/yarf.reviews.5.html
The Nut Job https://www.flayrah.com/5545/animation-nut-job-full-crunchy-goodness
Ooops! Noah Is Gone… https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/ooops-noah-is-gone/#more-9733
The Rabbi’s Cat https://www.flayrah.com/4579/animation-cat-wants-bar-mitzvah
Thunder and the House of Magic https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/thunder-and-the-house-of-magic/
Wolfy, the Incredible Secret https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/wolfy-the-incredible-secret/#more-12861
Yellowbird (announcement) https://dogpatchpress.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/yellowbird-movie/