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!