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Puppets, Politics, and Holiday Specials

Last weekend was the Holiday Puckin Fuppet Show here in Atlanta, and after taking almost two years off from performing at the PF show I got back up on stage. Two years ago we did “The Night Before Ragnarok” with a Rocket Raccoon and giant Groot puppet. This year I …

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Art, Guilt, Depression, and Self-Care.

One of the reasons my journey into puppetry has been so rewarding is because it lends itself to scratching multiple creative itches. I perform in local puppet slams, which scratch my theatrical and occasionally musical itches. I sometimes write scripts (though mine are rarely as good as the ones that …

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Puppet Project we want to see

In this installment of “cool stuff I want to see made” there is a puppet crowd-funding project running that I really would love to see hit its goal. Vermin is aiming to be a more family friendly comedic web series by the people who brought us Transylvania-TV. Gordon Smuder was …

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Tim Vortex: Episodes 3 & 4

With the new year rolling around I apparently forgot to share our latest Death By Puppets videos here. Revenge of the Odlids represents, I think, a bit of a jump in the post production work our editor is able to pull off, and I also feel like I was making …

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Rejected!

A number of my fellow puppeteers on facebook have been commenting on, and posting about, their rejection letters from Sesame Workshop today. A couple months back there was an open call for people to submit videos to apply to be picked to go to NYC to do a workshop with …

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New year, new puppet videos

Once again I failed at getting the December release from Death By Puppets shared in a timely manner, so once again you get a twofer puppet video post. For me there has been a journey in both the craft of making the puppets (though I think most of the improvements …

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A Mad Puppeteer introduction

As this is my first post here I guess a brief introduction is in order. I always describe my day job as “Standard Nerd”, but then again that’s not what I’m here for. Over the last twenty/thirty years or so I’ve made a number of forays into “the arts” from …

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