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 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 

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 - 5th Anniversary Screening!

Tickets are NOW ON SALE!
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
For info on classes, rentals, training, and more, visit
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.