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Fred Patten joins Cartoon Research, named Rainfurrest GoH

Edited as of Thu 28 Mar 2013 - 11:35
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Flayrah's accomplished reviewer Fred Patten has been invited to contribute to cartoon historian Jerry Beck's revitalized blog, Cartoon Research. He's since reviewed his own history, along with that of Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy and Atomcat, and described how home video created anime fandom (including a brief mention of Mark Merlino and the C/FO).

Beck co-founded Cartoon Brew nine years ago, but was 'bought out' last month by co-editor Amid Amidi, who plans to "evolve the site while retaining its candid and authoritative voice". The move was discussed at Deadline Hollywood and Toon Zone; FLIP has a brief interview.

Fred was also recently named Fandom Guest of Honor at Rainfurrest 2013 for his extensive history within furry fandom. Their other guests are Soulscape, Temperance and Fox Amoore.


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Congratulations Fred! You really seem suited for that sort of position.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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Congrats, Fred! I've been hoping for this sort of recognition for you for some time now.

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Very cool!!!

How come no use of the word "furry"... not a good thing to do on a "legit" animation site? :)

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Not one that Jerry Beck runs, anyhow. He would prefer something easier to pronounce than anthropomorphic, too, so I may fall back on good old funny animals.

Fred Patten

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Hey, congrats, sir, but is anyone really surprised? :3

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Do you really mean 'erstwhile', as in Fred won't be reviewing here any more? I hope not!

~ Huskyteer

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I certainly plan to write for both sites. Amulet Books has just sent me an advance review copy of "An Army of Frogs" which I am reading now. One of the very few advantages to being semi-paralyzed in a hospital bed is that it gives me plenty of time to read and write.

Fred Patten

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I'm glad there's plenty more Flayrah reviews to come!

I often wish I had more time to write. You've reminded me to be careful what I wish for...

~ Huskyteer

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Hmmmm. You're right - that word didn't mean quite what I thought it meant!

Well, you learn something new every day. Thanks for the correction.

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You're welcome - I hope I didn't sound like a pedantic arse. Even though I usually am one, this was genuine confusion :)

~ Huskyteer

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Jerry Beck has added a weblink to all of my columns on his Cartoon Research site, under the column title of "Funny Animals and More", so readers will not have to search through the whole site for my columns.

Fred Patten

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