Monday, August 09, 2010

Puppet Contest 2010

Project Puppet has announced this years Puppet Contest. The theme this year is Heroes and Villains. Great theme, I am looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

Click here to go check out the patterns.

I am thinking of entering myself if I can fit it into my schedule. But, I am torn on which I'd like to do, hero or villain. Too bad they didn't go with Heroes this year then next year go with Villains that oppose the heroes that were submitted this year. Anyway you look at it, Puppet Project's Contests are always fun.

via project puppet

Monday, July 19, 2010

Exit Row

Here's a new series from PUPPETHEAP. It's called Exit Row. I love the simplicity.

Visit their YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

RIP Ray Allen

The world of Puppetry has lost a great Ventriloquist, Ray Allen has passed away suddenly at age 79.

I was only able to find 2 videos of him and Lord Charles.

via BBC News

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Kooky teaser

The kooky teaser with English subtitles is out.

And here is the official web site

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Mermaid and clown

Here are two more videos showing Andras Lenart's puppets. The first one shows his mermaid and dolphins, plus some other things. The second is a nice video of his clown and also the ballerina again. You can see his hands well in this video. They are so fun to watch! Enjoy!

Monday, April 05, 2010


This video is super cool! The ballerina is awesome and controlled by Hungarian puppeteer Andres Lenart. Interesting controls! The movement is so fitting for dance!


Thursday, April 01, 2010

Puppet Stand

We have added a puppet stand to our Etsy store. Of course anyone can build one of these but we thought we would add it for anyone who may not have the means to make their own. You will notice a puppet that is almost finished in the pictures. It should show up in the next few weeks on Etsy as well.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Kooky’s Return

There's a new Czech hybrid live action and puppet film coming in May, it's called Kuky se vrací (Kooky's Return). The imagined journey home of a teddy bear belonging to a seven year old child, after the bear somehow gets thrown away. Below is the trailer. It's not in English. Another trailer is to follow with English sub-titles.

I love how organic the puppets are and the over look and feel of this film. I am looking forward to seeing this film. Anyone know where there is a Czech theater?

The the production designer of the film is Jakub Dvorský, the founder of Amanita Design. Amanita have created some very cool games. Check them out Samorost, Samorost 2 and Machinarium.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Geoffry Sports some hair!

Geoffry Hair1

Quick update! Geoffry gets a dew! His hair is made like a toupee and can come off. I am going to try a few different hair styles and colors. I am pleased with my first attempt.


I made a paper pattern of half his hair area then transferred it to thin poster board. I then cut two pieces of the fur and hand stitched them together. First sewing I have done in a very long time. Not to bad. And it was fun to see Geoffry develop a look.

Next, more hair and cloths.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Geoffry gets some specs!

Geoffry Glasses

Geoffry has gained some specs! They are not the greatest but they are not to bad either. Will work on better ones down the road.


Now I am looking for shorts and a hawaiian shirt! I think he might be an old stoner surfer dude!



If you have any suggestions please post a comment!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Geoffry - Tabletop Puppet

Rick here, first time posting to the blog. And as you can see, first post to the blog in quite awhile. Life seems to take us down different roads than what we expect.

Anyway, here is Geoffry. He is a tabletop puppet that I have been working on for a month or two(my time is usually limited). He has turned out better than I expected. And with anything like this, I learned some things that I will change next time around.

Special thanks goes to my wife Martha for helping me out in the painting department and with some design/sculpting. She is a full time artist and I tend to take her advice when she gives it in areas like this. :) Oh and thanks to her for Geoffry's feet! She wants to make him a pair of Teva's!

Here are some images of the different stages of building. This was the first time I have used Sculpey clay to this extent. It was fun to work with but my skills sculpting need some work!

Next is to get him some clothing and some hair! I am also working on a drum for him to play. Stay tuned! Will post more soon!

You can checkout Martha's blog at