Like most kids I LOVED cartoons!!! I adored the idea of animals living out lives just like mine, well, way more exciting than mine ever were clearly:
I was never threatened by a bunny with a stick of dynamite.
Nor was I ever done in by one of my own dastardly, yet poorly assembled Acme creations!
I still felt a kinship and loved the idea of every living creature having these fantastical lives, and so desperately wanted to be apart of them!!
That is probably why I used to cry at the site of road kill. Let’s be honest I still tear up when I see something dead on the side of the road. Just as I did as a child, my mind can’t help but create a world surrounding this lifeless body. One in which a family sits at home waiting for their loved one to come back, but never does!
You can’t tell me you didn’t cry when Tiny Tim died in Mickey’s A Christmas Carol!!!!!
My life long obsession with cartoons had led me to a new obsession, one in which animals are given human characteristics, the wonderfully awesome world of ANTHROPOMORPHISM!!
More specifically Anthropomorphic Taxidermy!
I know it sounds strange how someone who cries at the site of death is so fascinated by taxidermy. Well, I see it as giving new life to a body that no longer has any. I see it as a chance to bring my favorite characters from my childhood to life!
I have been tinkering with a few creations for about a year now, mostly taking already taxidermied specimen and turning them into some of my favorite horror and movie icons such as:
Darryl Duckson of The Waddling Dead
And last in line, but 1st in my heart….
(which is another obsession of mine, but we’ll discuss that at a later date in much greater details)
Special Agent Duck Cooper of Twin Beaks
While I have only just begun to scratch the surface of my true dreams of becoming an anthropomorphic taxidermist I race forward with joy in my heart! My next step will be to actually taxidermy a specimen myself, which I plan to do in a few weeks. I will keep you posted as I inch towards my fantasy life.
And even though Bob Clark, the famed director of A Christmas Story, advised against, it I will still play with dead things!!!
If you have any fun suggestions for future creations, I’d love to hear them!!!