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.


Animated Features that Qualify for the 2014 Oscar
Camp Feral!: Fifteen Years, 1998-2012, Part 1
Early Furry Fan Photos
The First Furry Anthology for the Mainstream
Five 2015 Furry Features
Foreign Furry Novels
French Anthropomorphic Animal Animated Features, Part 1
French Anthropomorphic Animal Animated Features, Part 2
French Anthropomorphic Animal Animated Features, Part 3
French Anthropomorphic Animal Animated Features, Part 4
Furry Convention History Project – Can You Help?
The Furry Novel That Nobody Has Read
A Furry Walk of Fame?
The Fuzzy Story
The History of Furry Publishing, Part 1
The History of Furry Publishing, Part 2
An Illustrated Chronology of Furry Fandom, 1966 – 1996
Publishing for Furries
Seymour Eaton’s ‘The Roosevelt Bears’
Talking Animals in World War II Propaganda
Turkmenistan – The Land of Horse Heaven
The 2014 Olympics Winter Games Mascots
What’s Wrong with Indian Animation?


The Hero of Color City
Jungle Shuffle
The Little Fox
The Nut Job
Ooops! Noah Is Gone…
The Rabbi’s Cat
Thunder and the House of Magic
Wolfy, the Incredible Secret
Yellowbird (announcement)