A Puppet A Day

theanniebacon asked: Would you share the Indiegogo campaign link for the Puppets & Poets Festival taking place in Brooklyn December 6th, 7th, 8th? If yes, I will send you the link :)

sure send the info.

“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use — do the work you want to see done.”
— Austin Kleon (via markryang)
NO STRINGS USA,

i recently was honored to be asked to help out with a build for “NO STRINGS USA”  a fantastic origination that uses puppetry to help educate children in the developing world, , this group has done amazing work, and is currently asking for help with INNDIE GOGO , to finish the funding they need for the next project . you really need to check out the work they have been doing and if you can through them a few bucks!

please check out the campaign video, 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/no-strings-films-for-syria

Like them on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/nostringsusa

And follow on Twitter 

https://twitter.com/nostringsusa

sessiecee asked: Thank you for providing inspiring puppet building videos. Will there be more?

Eventually , I’ve been busy on several other projects

one of my recent projects with College humor, 


Ever Wonder What it’s Like to be Morgan Freeman?

How we imagine Morgan Freeman spends his lunch break on a movie set.

nerdchild asked: Hello! I just wanted to say, I love your puppets! I enjoy experimenting with puppet making at home, and I have two specific questions. the first question is, do you have a good glue you use for gluing foam? So far everything I've tried is either too stiff, melts the foam, or doesn't stick. The second question I have is also glue related. I made a rod puppet recently and for the life of me I can't get the hand (painted Sculpey) to stick to the rod (coat hanger). Do you have any suggestions?

hello Nerdchild, 

glad you like my work, , the glue i use (as well as most puppet builders) for foam rubber is a contact cement called barge, its rather toxic and should only be used in a well ventilated situation, 

as for sculpey , i think you need to bake the rod into the hand , i don’t have much experience working with that material though. 

This Weekend @puppetworks !  

Punch & Judy introduce
The 3 Wishes
The Ugly Duckling
The 3 Little Pigs
all 3 plays at each showing
adapted for Hand Puppets by Nicolas Coppola
(suggested for ages 3 and up)

*June 16-17, July 21-22, August 25-26, 2012

This Weekend @puppetworks !

Punch & Judy introduce
The 3 Wishes
The Ugly Duckling
The 3 Little Pigs
all 3 plays at each showing
adapted for Hand Puppets by Nicolas Coppola
(suggested for ages 3 and up)

*June 16-17, July 21-22, August 25-26, 2012

THE MAGIC FISH , Built for the Puppetworks Theatre Production of “THE THREE WISHES”    this is a Hand puppet show, that will be performed through out the year , in addition to the regular Marrionette shows,  The Three wishes opnes this comming weekend, (JUNE 16-18 2012) @ Puppetworks.org