Saturday, July 26, 2014

Schumtsy - The "Schumutsy" Project Part 5

Mouth puppet

Well - Here's the complete "Schumtsy"!

look for him in "The Risley Brothers" from Elmwood Productions!
Coming the end of 2014!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Tomorrow Elmwood Productions starts photography on our second feature film called "HEAD".
It's been  a movie long in the making.  I'll save that history lesson for a different post someday.
I'm writing now just to say thanks to the cast and crew who are all so freaking excited to be doing this wacky project…  A horror movie with an all puppet cast…

The shoot will be fun, that's for sure…

So now to pimp it out to you…

Take a look at the "HEAD" production blog HERE
And I'll be posting about it on this blog TOO!

And some pictures of the crazy people on this journey…

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Song...

See, I do believe anger is offset by sorrow,
What you destroy today, you might regret tomorrow.
When you're young and defensive it sometimes comes off offensive.
And it's hard to repay the tolerance that you borrowed….

Today's Mug - Retired Mug

Got this one in 1989..  At the peak of Bat-mania!
As you can see I broke the handle, so now it's a brush holder!

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Mouth Puppet

Justin also appeared in The Desultory Theatre Club's performance of
"The Revenge of the Space Pandas"
earlier this month!
He played The Jester

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

And a little more from this gloomy morning...

It was a gloomy morning...

But it didn't stop Mike and I from filming some stuff…
Here's a couple pics from the shoot…

Art I Own - The Missy Collection

My friend Missy is a painter, and she does the coolest stuff.  I wish she had a website!
Over the almost five years I've known her I've managed to acquire a few of her pieces…

Here's a look - 


This last one is the first one she gave me…  Based on three puppets I made -

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Mouth Puppet
Udo is an artist, poet, and amateur wrestler
Want him as your roommate?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Old pic...

No matter how old I get, I'll always love puppets.  And PBR…

And Mike for taking this picture, and his mom for making poster out of it, that I just hung in my studio… HA!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


So the class had a last minute drop out…  Drop outs never graduate ya know!!! Hahaha…
Anyway I have a spot to fill, and although the first class passed yesterday I can get you caught up real quick!  
Anyone want to join in on the fun?
email me at
Learn how to make a Muppet/Henson style moving mouth puppet with Elmwood Productions puppet maker Jon Bristol

All the materials and tools are included in the registration fee, and space is limited, so it's first come first serve.
At the end of the workshop you'll have TWO completed puppets!
And you get to keep the patterns and tools and leftover material for future use!
The dates are July 9 through August 20 (all Wednesdays) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The total cost is $150.00, To sign up or for more information contact the instructor or contact Paris In Plantsville

Paris In Plantsville
15 West Main Street
Plantsville CT 06479

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Morning nap

My morning view…

Every day I get up, start a pot of coffee, turn on my computer, and then hop in the shower.
Ater I dry off I get a cup of coffee and head to the computer to do my mooring business.
And everyday Ripper hops up in my lap and falls asleep. 
That's my bud!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Have I mentioned?

That I got engaged?!?!?!?!

This crazy lady actually said yes!

I'm a lucky guy!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wet Idiot


Mouth Puppet

This guy is a commission for Elmwood Productions' buddies and partners in crime
Party Time Comics is a comic company that publishes the web comic…  
Wait for it… 
They will be doing more comics soon too!
They wanted something special for their first anniversary and got me to make Fizzle for a special short!
Elmwood is also going to be the home of the Party Time YouTube Page!
Keep an eye out for the fun!

Here's a looks at what I based the puppet on…
 The comic is drawn by Gabe Finkinstein and written by Ben Farley…  Two regular Elmwood contributors and handsome men!!!

And Fizzle in progress…

 While making Fizz I texted Gabe…  "When Fiz had no hat…  Bald on top?"
Gabe's response: "Do something cool like bald with a third eye on top"
So Gabe was either drunk, or he trusts me as a puppet maker.  To be honest he didn't give me much direction, as long as it looked like Fizzle and something from Elmwood Puppets.
And I'm sure Gabe was drunk too.
In the picture above you may also notice the beer…  In a Big Bird cozy!  The cozy says "Wing Man" and it was gift from Mike!  Thanks Mike!

Here's the vid!

Thursday, July 3, 2014


 What could all these pics be about?!?!?!
Check out Party Time 4/4/2014 and find out!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Today's Mug - Retired Mug!

Like the Johnnie mug I posted last month, we don't have this one for sale anymore too….