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Episode One – Are You My Boy?

Posted by Andy on Oct 1, 2012 in Episodes, Video | Subscribe

Hey internet! The first ever episode of Frown Town, “Are You My Boy?” is alive and kicking. Check it out and get chuckling.

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The Frown is Back in Town

Posted by Steve on Aug 22, 2012 in Filming, Production | Subscribe

Oh. Hey, Internet. You been standing there long? Read more…

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On With Their Heads & Geer’s Gear

Posted by Steve on May 12, 2010 in Characters, Costumes, Production | Subscribe

Since the puppets’ heads are too large to pull shirts over, they had to be dressed before they could be capitated.  Well, the time for capitation has come. 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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Severed Heads, Finished Faces

Posted by Steve on Jan 22, 2010 in Characters, Production | Subscribe

At long last the puppet children’s heads — hopefully the most time consuming element of production — are finished.  From snot drips and braces to sunglasses and coonskin caps, the kids are primed to party from the neck up.  Take a gander.  Go on. Read more…

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Teeth and Mouths

Posted by Steve on Jan 14, 2010 in Characters, Production | Subscribe

The focal point of most floppy-headed Muppety puppets is the mouth, so it was important to get ours right.  This meant many arduous hours crafting realistic teeth and uvulas.  Was it worth it?  I don’t know.  Probably. Read more…

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Many Hands Make Less Sisyphean Work

Posted by Steve on Dec 1, 2009 in Characters, Production | Subscribe

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Andy has returned from his travels in the exotic east.  Good news for Frown Town, frown town for Andy.  Say goodbye to the pyramids and hello to hundreds of hours snipping and gluing bits of felt in a windowless room.  We know your pain, slaves who built the pyramids. 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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Puppet Head Templates

Posted by Andy on Sep 9, 2009 in Characters, Design, Production | Subscribe

The transition from maquettes to foam heads looms. We need to scale up a huge amount while preserving the character design as much as possible and incorporating the changes we decided on from the maquettes. Everyone loves tracing, so I whipped up some big head templates to use as cut out guides. Read more…

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Puppet Head Maquettes

Posted by Andy on Aug 30, 2009 in Characters, Design, Production | Subscribe

To help with the foam head carving and to get a visceral feel for the concept art in three dimensions, I created little maquettes out of Sculpey. Read more…

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