New Doc About Victorian-Era Taxidermy Puts The "Aww" In "Macabre"

Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens is a short doc written and directed by Ronni Thomas, who's the filmmaker-in-residence at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum. It explores the macabre yet oddly adorable work of Victorian England taxidermist Walter Potter. DO WANT. » 3/08/15 10:30am 3/08/15 10:30am

Crowdfund the reprinted adventures of Canada's first superheroine

This week, we have a few groups of people looking to bring historic works of art to a modern audience. There are the reprinted adventures of Nelvana, a superheroine from Canada's Golden Age, a publication of 19th-century illustrations for Poe's "The Raven," and a documentary about a famed Victorian taxidermist. » 10/13/13 12:00pm 10/13/13 12:00pm

Crowdfund a quantum physics board game and a Victorian taxidermy doc

If you love adorable kittens that have been modeled into macabre taxidermy scenes, you can kick in to fund a documentary about Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter. You can also try to grab a board game about quantum physics, a video game that uses real Martian topography, and fund a new season of the web series… » 7/07/13 12:00pm 7/07/13 12:00pm

Anthropomorphic taxidermy: the art of making dead critters have fun

The latest installment of the eccentric Midnight Archive web series focuses on Sue Jeiven, an anthropomorphic taxidermist who creates tableaus of dead animals having a jaunty, decidedly human time, à la famed British taxidermist Walter Potter. Watch how one practices the near dead art of making dead kittens whimsical. » 10/01/11 9:40am 10/01/11 9:40am

If Beatrix Potter ran Hell, it would look like this taxidermy museum

Walter Potter (no relation to the Peter Rabbit author) was an eccentric nineteenth century taxidermist who condemned small mammals to an eternity of indignities. Here's a newsreel from the 1960s depicting a visit to Potter's museum. According to the YouTube description from British Pathe: » 9/04/11 3:00pm 9/04/11 3:00pm