Thursday, December 31, 2020

Well... That happened...

I can't speak for anyone else...  
But I'm glad we're moving forward.  
With so much, not just a page of the calendar.
Every day is a new day and I try to make the best of each one, no matter what a calendar says. 
2021, I plan to be your friend.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Make It.

 

Say whatever you want about Aerosmith...  
That first album is STILL amazing.  

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Johnnie Sojive

 
Johnnie Sojive
Mouth Puppet

Here he is!
The THIRD Johnnie!
Every time I end up re-making him he gets some upgrades...  
I'm loving this one!

Figured it would be cool to end the year with a classic Elmwood character...  
But new!
In progress, with the last version for reference.

The Phases..
2001 and 2008
and now...

And he even had his first appearance in the teaser for 
Elmwood's next feature film - "Bernice, Too"!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Sweet dreams

 

Charles Dickens Reads...A Christmas Carol


A reading of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
performed by my friend Richard Corbo. Merry Christmas.

Make sure to subscribe to "Charles Dickens Reads" on YouTube, thanks!

Monday, December 21, 2020

Merry Chrismas

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Joe The Hobo

 

Joe the Hobo
Mouth Puppet from "Bernice, Too"
Joe the Hobo is NOT to be confused with Hobo Joe...  
And before anyone flips out on us cuz The Muppets had "Hobo Joe" in a movie of theirs...  Relax, hahaha, we know.  At least our Hobo Joe is a puppet!
It's part of the joke in "Bernice, Too".
Just wait and see!




Friday, December 18, 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

The Claw's Corner!

Since early spring I've been editing episodes of "The Claw's Corner" for YouTube.
As the year winds down, and the last episode of season one has been released I wanted to make sure I mention it here!  

Rich has had some amazing guests on the show...  Dee Wallace, Adrienne Barbeau, Ted Neeley!!!

And more...  So many!!!

Rich Cyr (AKA THE CLAW!) is the host, and the show is a ton of fun.  He and I have also been hosting "Reel Talk" on his YouTube channel as well.

Please give his channel a look and subscribe - Here's the LINK

2021..  Here we come!



Muppety Mug!

I'm surprised I haven't posted this one yet...  Another mug in the collection.  Got this in 2015 on a trip to Disney.  I use it al the time!  
Drinking more Death Wish this morning...  Prepping to deal with the snow!

 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Today's Mug

 

A wonderful Christmas gift...  Thank you Ricky!

Sipping some Death Wish Coffee this morning.


Connecticut Guild of Puppetry Presents: Animal Behavior - Special Online Screening! 1/16/2021!

 

Join The Connecticut Guild of Puppetry and Elmwood Productions for a screening of “Animal Behavior” as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elmwood Productions. This is a free Zoom based event!
Elmwood founder, Jon Bristol and members of the Elmwood cast and crew will also be on-hand to talk about the film along with a few special guests.
This event is open to both members of the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry and newcomers. Please contact board@ctpuppetry.org for more information!  And visit the Facebook Event Page HERE

This is the first event in the celebrations of Elmwood's 20th Anniversary and we're super excited to have it be the family friendly fun of "Animal Behavior"! For more information and to join the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry please visit https://ctpuppetry.org/ 

Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming! Visit our Ko-Fi Page by clicking HERE and help keep us caffeinated!
This is just the first event of 2021!  The first event of the celebrations of 20 Years Of Elmwood Madness!

More to come!  Including a special screening of HEAD in March at The Sea Tea Improv Comedy Theater!   

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Hobo Joe

 
Hobo Joe
Mouth Puppet from "Bernice, Too"

This puppet actually started a decade ago.  I was commissioned to make a re-make of a puppet called Kyhole and when I got the head done I sent a pic to the puppeteer, Wayne Poe.

Good thing he has a sense of humor, cuz I did it wrong.  Haha...
So I started Kyhole over and this head sat around the studio forever...  About 2 years ago I finally gave him a body.  And then is just sat again.  
As we were prepping for a scene in "Bernice, Too" we needed a couple puppets for this scene, and I went right for this guy!  He's perfect for the flick, and Rich Mislivets who puppeteered him nailed it!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Santa Trap!

 

It's Christmas Eve, and Tugger has a plan... But is it a good one? Ripper doesn't think so!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

HEAD SCREENING!!!

 HEAD - 5th Anniversary Screening!

Tickets are NOW ON SALE!

https://www.facebook.com/events/333932067881906/
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Tickets purchased for the postponed March screening will be accepted for this night!
NEW DATE - MARCH 27, 2021!

In March 2015 Elmwood Productions held it's premiere screenings of HEAD - A one of a kind horror film starring a cast of puppets.
Since it's release the movie has played in film festivals in six continents, won six awards, sold out DVDs and screenings and was picked up for distribution by Terror Films.
Elmwood Productions is excited to bring the film to Sea Tea Comedy Theater for this special screening. It's the first in a series of events being hosted by the upcoming You Don't Say? - Puppet Improv
show that begins at the theater this spring!
Following the movie members of the cast and crew will be on hand for a Q & A session, and a puppetry demonstration.
Doors open at 6, the movie starts at 7.

More about HEAD:
HEAD is a one of a kind film starring an all puppet cast in a throwback to the slasher films of the 1970's and 1980's. A group of twenty somethings go for a nice fall weekend camping trip and end up in the middle of nightmare they may never escape from.
Rated R for all the stuff you'd expect from a horror flick, like blood, four letter words, and puppet nudity. 65 minutes long.

More about You Don't Say - Puppet Improv:
"YOU DON'T SAY!" Puppet Improv is an exciting and hilarious new LIVE game show with local celebrity guests coming to Sea Tea Improv in April 2020!

More about Sea Tea Comedy Theater:
The Sea Tea Comedy Theater is Connecticut's brand-new, coolest, most fun venue in the state. Every night is different. For a full schedule of all of our available shows, visit https://seateaimprov.com/theater
For info on classes, rentals, training, and more, visit https://seateaimprov.com
Sea Tea Comedy Theater’s mission is to present high-quality, affordable, original entertainment to a diverse audience. By providing opportunities and a home for comedians and performers, we cultivate an inclusive comedy community and springboard top regional talent to a national level.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Bro

 
Bro
Mouth Puppet from "Bernice, Too"
Here's Mike and Ricky...  Hard at work!
He just wants his grandma to give his moped back!

Friday, November 27, 2020

Gift Shopping Season!

Check out my Etsy Shop!
Puppets and Stuff!
Click the pic or HERE!
 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Are you looking for some advice in love?
Not sure on how to build up your confidence?
Need to learn to tie your shoes?
Elmwood’s own Doc is now here and in session!
Well, The Doctor is IN!
Are you looking for advice from someone with almost as much credibility as any other so-called doctor on TV or the internet?
Cuz now’s your chance to get it!
Email The Doc now: doc@elmwoodproductions.com.
And if he uses your question you’ll get a cool Elmwood t-shirt!
Or, you could wear it! Just remember to include a mailing address with your question!
Perfect for washing your car with or cleaning spills in the kitchen.
The Doc and his co-host Eugene will look over your questions and come up with amazing solutions for you, and they're doing it for free!
http://elmwoodproductions.com/
The Doc is not a real doctor. He's a puppet. So this is just for entertainment purposes. But we're sure you figured that out.
And remember: "The Doctor Can Cure What Ails Ya!"

Special Thanks to our "Dr."; Michael Bingham.

Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming!
Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! -

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Even More Fun KC!

Did you know Elmwood Productions offers puppets for commercial work? 
Well, now you do! 
Here's a puppet from our studio that we made and performed for the Crowley Auto Group
Reach out to us to find out how we can help you! Commercial produced by the awesome team at

Here's another great spot with KC!


See more HERE!

Monday, November 23, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Little Happy Monster

 Monster!
Mouth Puppet

Well, if he hasn't been sold he is!


Friday, November 20, 2020

Accurate.

 

More Fun with KC!

 

Did you know Elmwood Productions offers puppets for commercial work? 
Well, now you do! 
Here's a puppet from our studio that we made and performed for the Crowley Auto Group
Reach out to us to find out how we can help you! Commercial produced by the awesome team at
See more HERE!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Animal Behavior Episode 12

The gang tracks down Simon's lab, but are they in time to save Brie? And does Jon finally figure out Tugger and Ripper's plan? 

Let's see if Tugger can save the day! 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Cute Little Monster!

A Monster!
Mouth Puppet
This little on is on Etsy!  Maybe...  Unless someone bought it!
Check out my shop - JON'S JAVA - to see what is there!


 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Risley Brothers Episode 10

 

Just one last day at The Wooden Beaver?! Make sure you didn't miss a thing!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Art - Simon's Lament Blueprint

Here's a drawing I did waaaay back in 2008 for a music video Elmwood did called "Simon's Lament".
It's a blueprint for a mad scientists idea of swapping a brain from a woman into a puppet...  Ya know, normal Elmwood stuff.
I'm surprised I never posted this art before!  Found the pics while sorting through old files!
Check out the video - CLICK HERE!


 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Monday.

 

Caught this on the radio yesterday afternoon...  
Forgot how much fun it was...  And brought back some wild memories...  Hahaha...

Saturday, November 7, 2020

We Can Be Good.

For some today was a win.  For others it was not.  Somewhere in the middle is where many are living.  That grey area we have all been living our lives.  And I'm not just talking about an election.  Check in on the folks you love.  - "There's a lot goin' on."

Dean - The Foster Friends

 

Dean
Hand Puppet Commission



Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Animal Behavior Episode 11!

 

Jon and Brie have been kidnapped!!!

Simon and Igor are up to something bad, and it's up to Tugger, Ripper, and the gang to save them!

Etsy Sale!

 

All the current puppets in my Etsy shop are on sale!
Everything except custom puppets!
Need a custom for the holidays?  Reach out now!  Time is running out!

Monday, November 2, 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020

3/27/2021! Save the date - get a ticket NOW!

  HEAD - 5th Anniversary Screening!

Tickets are NOW ON SALE!

https://www.facebook.com/events/333932067881906/
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Tickets purchased for the postponed March screening will be accepted for this night!
NEW DATE - MARCH 27, 2021!

In March 2015 Elmwood Productions held it's premiere screenings of HEAD - A one of a kind horror film starring a cast of puppets.
Since it's release the movie has played in film festivals in six continents, won six awards, sold out DVDs and screenings and was picked up for distribution by Terror Films.
Elmwood Productions is excited to bring the film to Sea Tea Comedy Theater for this special screening. It's the first in a series of events being hosted by the upcoming You Don't Say? - Puppet Improv
show that begins at the theater this spring!
Following the movie members of the cast and crew will be on hand for a Q & A session, and a puppetry demonstration.
Doors open at 6, the movie starts at 7.

More about HEAD:
HEAD is a one of a kind film starring an all puppet cast in a throwback to the slasher films of the 1970's and 1980's. A group of twenty somethings go for a nice fall weekend camping trip and end up in the middle of nightmare they may never escape from.
Rated R for all the stuff you'd expect from a horror flick, like blood, four letter words, and puppet nudity. 65 minutes long.

More about You Don't Say - Puppet Improv:
"YOU DON'T SAY!" Puppet Improv is an exciting and hilarious new LIVE game show with local celebrity guests coming to Sea Tea Improv in April 2020!

More about Sea Tea Comedy Theater:
The Sea Tea Comedy Theater is Connecticut's brand-new, coolest, most fun venue in the state. Every night is different. For a full schedule of all of our available shows, visit https://seateaimprov.com/theater
For info on classes, rentals, training, and more, visit https://seateaimprov.com
Sea Tea Comedy Theater’s mission is to present high-quality, affordable, original entertainment to a diverse audience. By providing opportunities and a home for comedians and performers, we cultivate an inclusive comedy community and springboard top regional talent to a national level.