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These Fists Are Made For Pummeling

Posted by Steve on Mar 29, 2010 in Characters, Production | Subscribe

Striving as always to maintain peak physical condition, I spent this past weekend working on my biceps.  Well, not mine so much as Doogan’s.  Actually, if I’m being honest, Andy and I mostly just had a Twin Peaks marathon and got drunk in the yard.  But at least I’ve got some massive foam monster arms to show for all that exertion. Read more…

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Making Fetuses Dance

Posted by Steve on Feb 19, 2010 in Characters, Production | Subscribe

When last we saw our fetus friend he was a wee foam doll and not much more.  It’s taken longer than expected — which is to be expected — but I’ve finally got the little guy kicking.  Read more…

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Body Parts

Posted by Andy on Feb 15, 2010 in Characters, Production | Subscribe

Having a whole shelf of children’s heads, whether they’re puppets or not, is a bit creepy. It’s about time the little urchins got bodies of their own. Read more…

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Little Grasping Fingers

Posted by Andy on Jan 13, 2010 in Production | Subscribe

How did you spend your Christmas break? I spent mine making piles of tiny puppet-child hands. Read more…

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The Stillborn Stillborn and the Second Draft

Posted by Steve on Dec 28, 2009 in Characters, Prehistory, Production | Subscribe

My first failed baby failed.  Fortunately, an improved design and evolving techniques should yield less cringe-worthy results. Read more…

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James Rumsey’s Prototypical Failure

Posted by Steve on Nov 19, 2009 in Characters, Prehistory | Subscribe

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I’ve been so consumed with the mind-numbing repetitiveness of mass puppet production that I’ve not bothered to take pictures of my progress.  Rest assured, I’m hard at work coiffing the kids, one hair at a time.  I’ll post something on that subject shortly, but in the meantime let’s take a look at the forebearer of the species, the James Rumsey prototype.  Read more…

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Gallery of Fully Carved Foam Faces

Posted by Steve on Oct 5, 2009 in Characters, Production | Subscribe

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From the inauspicious cushions of unwanted couches come the heads of eight unwanted children. Read more…

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Whittling Them Down to Something

Posted by Steve on Sep 20, 2009 in Characters, Production | Subscribe

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Andy’s abandoned our horrible monster children to bum around the Middle East with his lady friend.  This means I’ll be solely responsible for gestating the brood for the next few months.  Unfortunately, that means things will be slowing down for a spell, but I’ll do my best to keep it poppin’.  Lately I’ve been whittling away the hours carving the kids’ craniums out of castoff couches. Read more…

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Production is Go!

Posted by Steve on Sep 13, 2009 in Production | Subscribe

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It’s been a long time designing characters, sculpting maquettes, creating templates, collecting fabric and scouring the Mission District for unwanted curbside couches — the foam of which goes for $50 per yard if you want it new and unstained — but at last the materials are assembled, the plans have been laid and Frown Town puppet production is go. Read more…

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