Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ask a Mortician- All Hallows Edition

Morticians become very popular ’round Halloween, for obvious reasons.  As such, I decided to take the message into my own hands with an Ask a Mortician on how Halloween turned from Celtic… 

October 29, 2012 | Blog

Ghost Bombing

In the grand tradition of All Hallows’ games (looking at you, bobbing for apples) we introduce Ghost Bombing. Materials required: White Sheet Camera We did our ghost bombing at the ol’ cabin… 

October 27, 2012 | Blog

Three Awesome Death-Tech Tools (Sort Of)

Mike Belsito shares a few free techy/app-y tools that can help you get things done quickly and easily when you’re simultaneously grieving and trying to pull a funeral together. Mike’s an all-around Internet… 

October 25, 2012 | Blog

The Beauty in Decomp-Art of Jenn LeBlanc

Artist Jenn LeBlanc posted one of her pieces of secondary decomposition on the Order facebook page.  I loved it so much I did some stalking (as ya’ do) and found out she… 

October 19, 2012 | Blog

Vice Magazine

Myself and other Order members were featured in Vice this week, headline “Obsessing Over Death Isn’t Just For Old People Any More.”  Yer dang right it’s not!  Silly kids. Read the Story… 

October 13, 2012 | Blog

Vice Magazine

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Obsessing Over Death Isn’t Just For Old People Any More By Monica Heisey Caitlin Doughty is a 28-year-old mortician from Los Angeles who’s spent the last few years surrounding herself with death.… 

October 13, 2012 | Press

Portraits Before & After Death

I’ve shared these photos before. Not once.  But five or six times (on facebook, the old tumblr, twitter, etc).  I think they’re near perfect and the reason photography was invented– not to… 

October 8, 2012 | Blog

The Macabre Mini-World of Jim Doran

Member of the Order of the Good Death Jim Doran is a small-scale death wizard, sneaking little mortality tableaux into Altoid tins, Carmex lip balm containers, and sardine cans. He hand-draws and… 

October 3, 2012 | Blog

Did I Forget to Tell You Guys About This HUGE THING?

I don’t like keeping things from you, deathlings. But, for obvious reasons, I have been very mum’s-the-word on the following project. From Publishers Weekly: Prevailing in an eight-way auction, Tom Mayer at… 

October 1, 2012 | Blog

It Gets Better, Morbid Kids!

Here is a short video I did in response to the messages and emails I get from younger people who want to be morticians (or some other delightfully deathy career) but are… 

October 1, 2012 | Blog