Saturday, May 31, 2014


Mouth Puppet
Dog Portrait Commission…
I love how she came out, I may try to borrow her back for an episode of "Animal Behavior"!

Friday, May 30, 2014

The "Schmutsy" Project Part 2

So I got his "skin" on his head, and some features…  Next is hair/beard…
Then onto the body!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"Raggedy Man"

Totally off topic of puppets and coffee…

Mad Max.
I've watched all three films in the past three days.
Damn, they need to make movies like that again.  All real stunts, props, sets, locations…
Looking forward to "Fury Road" next year!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"G@MRZ" strikes again!!!

Elmwood Productions - The Home of The Elmwood Puppets And More!and Party Time Comics will be screening the very funny (and apropos) series G@mrz at Gen Con Indy 2014! May geeks and nerds alike unite as we join Geoff and his band of merry rollers in their attempts to form the perfect gaming group. And by "perfect" we mean of course one that merely functions well enough to get through an entire session each week. There will be a Q&A after the screening with representatives of both Elmwood and Party Time.

The event ID is FLM1453281. The show is free for all Gen Con Indy 2014 badge holders and there are only 50 seats available so get your tickets now!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Make Puppets With Me!!!

Learn how to make a moving mouth puppet with 
Elmwood Puppet's puppet maker; Jon Bristol!
At the end of the six week workshop you'll have two completed puppets, and you get to keep a pattern!
The class will be on Wednesdays form July 9 through August 13, 12PM to 2PM.
The total cost is $150.00.  Space is limited!  
To sign up or for more information contact the instructor at or stop by Paris In Plantsville
Paris In Plantsville
15 West Main Street

Plantsville CT 06479

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mug of the day - Retired Mug!

 This one was retired while making "Josh and Todd"…  We broke the handle while trying to rig it to a puppet's hand!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bob the Sheep

Bob the Sheep
Mouth Puppet

I'll be playing Bob in the show!!!  So make sure you come out to see it!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Making heads… For "Head"

So Elmwood's got two puppet heavy projects lined up to shoot this summer; 

But we haven't got the puppets!!!

So what do we do?
We build them!!!! 

 I put the guys to work last nite…  Here's a peek at what we did!

 A collection of heads
 Abel, Mike, Ben, and Nick working like mad…  Look close and you can see Gabe waaaaay in the back drawing the latest "Party Time" comic strip!

 The production line…

Mike, holding what will become "Bruce" in "Head"!!!

And don't worry, I didn't make them do all the work!  I cuts, glued, and so on too!  And I took the pictures, that's gotta count for something!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Come to 'Fantasy Island" this Saturday Nite!!!!

The Desultory Theatre Club proudly presents a journey to a mysterious island crawling with audio & visual treasures and surprises. Are you ready to be stranded on our beach of pleasures? It's...

The "Fantasy Island" Burlesque & Variety Show!!

Starring: "Dot Mitzvah!" The Juiciest Jewess this Side of the Wailing Wall and "Harley Foxx!" Combining Fabulous Flapper With Fantastic Fierceness!

And get ready for T-towns first Boylesque Act! as "Captain Elastico!" joins our group of sexy castaways!!

Be prepared to groove to the great Surf Rock sounds of "Los Helmholtz and Wiley" and some great booty shaking cuts from "DJ Zerp"!!

Also MARVEL at entertainment from the likes of Johnnie Sojive and Friends, Theresa Murphy, Uber Dami from Circus Delecti and many more surprises!!!

Hosted by Keith Paul

Bring your favorite BYOB beverages and prepare to have a "shipwreck" of a good time! Who knows what the night has in store for us!! Feel free to dress up to heighten your perfect Island experience!!

Tell a friend!! Grab a friend!! And JOIN US!!!

Doors open at 7:30 - Show starts at 8:00pm!!

Standing Room - $15.00 at Door
VIP Seating - $20.00
1 SUPER-VIP Seat - $50.00

VIP seating available by pre-pay and reservation. Comes with Up Front seating and a Pirate Booty Bag filled with goodies!

The SUPER-VIP seat is a One of a Kind perfect gift for that Guy or Girl to receive some out of this world entertainment!! You will receive a Plush Red Seat right up front! A Super-Special Pirate Booty Bag! And a few other surprises!! (ONLY 1 TICKET Available)

Call 860-944-1124 to reserve VIP tickets.

Friday, May 9, 2014

The "Schmutsy" Project Part One

Sometimes people find out about a puppet I'm making and can't wait to see it…
A handful of people found out I'm making a puppet of a friend, Pat, to be a character in Elmwood's upcoming web series "The Risley Brothers".

The puppet of Pat will be named "Schmutsy"
So here on the blog I'm going to post pics of his progress…

Here's the first two...
 The "skull" of Schmutsy is polyfoam.  I used the Project Puppet pattern "Punto" for him.  I have a few of their patterns and I recommend them if you're interested in puppet making
Here it is completed (skull) with the mouth added…

Next Time we add the skin!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

JUNE 13TH AND 14TH - "Revenge of the Space Pandas"


I made the puppets!!!  
And Elmwood Puppeteers Nick Foreman and myself 
are in main roles!
Come check out the madness June 12th and 14th!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Today's Mug - Retired Mug

 Darth's a bit dusty…  I don't really use those pencils very often!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Panda 3

 Panda 3
Mouth Puppet
for "Revenge of The Space Pandas"