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Suits, Sticks and Screen Prints

Posted by Steve on May 10, 2010 in Costumes, Production, Props | Subscribe

As all things puppet plummet towards the finish line, we’re tackling all the little leftovers, from whittling and screen printing to stringing together rave bracelets and peacock pendants. Read more…

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Clothier to the Puppet Kin

Posted by Steve on Apr 28, 2010 in Costumes, Production | Subscribe

As Andy finishes up set design for our pilot episode, I’ve been arduously outfitting the puppet kids. Read more…

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Ignoble Accolades Etcetera

Posted by Steve on Apr 15, 2010 in Costumes, Production, Props | Subscribe

Animal Scouts is all about being prepared.  Thing is, when you’re camping in the scraggly copses of half-woods that creep up through the rubbish of a poisoned city, it behooves one to be prepared for a wider and some-would-say ignobler set of contingencies.  They’d be wrong, mind you, on account’a ‘ignobler’ ain’t no kinda English, but then again ‘Grammar’ ain’t no kinda Animal Scout badge. Read more…

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Phauntlefail and the Finish Line

Posted by Steve on Apr 13, 2010 in Characters, Costumes, Production | Subscribe

It’s been a bi-polar week or two here at Frown Town HQ.  Phauntleroy’s inaugural run made clear a fundamental design flaw undermining the entire ’stillborn fetus in a jar puppet’ operation.  While steps are being taken to work around this failing, the rest of the puppets are finally coming together. 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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Fall of Bum Man, Rise of Kitestring

Posted by Steve on Jan 2, 2010 in Characters, Design, Prehistory | Subscribe

Bum Man, a homeless superhero, was one of the very first concepts I came up with for Frown Town.  Unfortunately, much like the Neanderthal, the Dodo and the Gros Michel banana cultivar, he proved too beautiful to live.  Too wretchedly repugnant, actually.  Just, a really bad idea. Read more…

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Skinning the Puppet Children

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

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Finally the foam has finished flying.  Now for the reverse fleece flaying. 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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