Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Time is running out...

Time is almost up! Please drop over to Puppet Project and vote for my entry, Snoop Otter Otter.

The winner will be announced on August 1st.

Snoop says, "Thanks Dog.."

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Puppet Television Episode 2...

Puppet Television

Follow the adventures of Chino , Toodloo & Chinchilla on Puppet Television. The long awaited episode 2 is online. Be sure to check out Chino's blog too.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Give it up for Mike...

Check out The Rag! A weekly video Blog with puppets featuring the talents of master puppeteers Tim Lagasse and Jim Napolitano.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Outstanding Instruction...

Click here to buyI am not going to be able to say enough about this instructional video. It's outstanding. Dave walks the viewer through every step. Sections on the DVD include:

  • Tools You'll Need
  • Start With The Art
  • Creating The Sculpt
  • How To Cut Foam
  • Back To The Sculpt
  • Making & Cutting Seams
  • What Size Puppet?
  • Transferring The Pattern To Paper
  • Scaling Up The Patterns
  • Prototyping The Puppet
  • How To Glue Foam
  • Back To The Puppet

Dave covers it all, and then some. The section on the proper way to glue foam is something everyone should see. I can't wait to create my own puppet pattern from my own design.

This video is worth every penny. Go here to get your copy.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

My marionettes like to hang around...
In style...

I wanted to show off my Marionette Hanger. My Brother made it for me. It 24 inches across and holds 5 Marionettes.

Notice that the Marionettes are staggered. The end and center posts stick out about 5 inches. The 2nd and 4th posts are about 8 inches.

It's made from 14 gauge steel. Cut with a plasma cutter. The posts are welded on. And it has a hammered copper finish. Plus rubber glued to the back to protect the wall.

The staggered posts give a crowd look to the marionettes. You can visit my brother and sister-inlaw's web site at

Monday, July 10, 2006

America's got Talent??
Well at least Kevin Johnson does...

America's got Talent is a new show on NBC. The first episode included a ventriloquist named Kevin Johnson. At first Kevin seemed like he might not make it though the first round. But when he did his Godzilla Theater routine, the audience went nuts. You can see this routine by visiting his mySpace site.

Good luck Kevin!! You've got talent!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Turn it up...

Here's a very cool video from Supergrass, it's called Pumping Up Your Stereo.
Click here to view videoThis video is very well done. I found this link here on Muppet Central.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Poof! Henry appears...

Here's Henry Ringmaster. Puppet magician Henry Ringmaster has some very cool magic videos online.

Click here to visit Henry RingmasterThis is the first time I've seen a puppet do magic. He's pretty good too! Be sure to check out the "Say It Again" link for more of Henry's videos.