DeadCat Press, established formally in 1998, is named in honor of a cat mummy which has been the inspiration for artworks since its discovery in an abandoned farm house in Alberta in 1984. Dubbed Fluffy by ironic University of Calgary art students, this dried out cat mummy has been with me longer than any of my live cats. Today it (she?) has a good home, a clean storage box protected from all forms of vermin, and a new life as a model, icon, muse and all-around beautiful artifact. This particular B&W silver gelatine print was originally made in 1984.