thelegendofmichael asked: How do you get past the "first project hump"? I built a set of puppets for the first time (Avenue Q puppets), but I don't have enough experience to take on or find any other projects. How did you gain enough experience/knowledge to be hired by the big guys?
The only way to get experience is to do the work , whether you have a project or not , cartoonists and comic book illustrators draw and draw and draw, sculptors ,sculpt, if you want to build puppets you need to build , design your own puppets, and practice , there is no easy way , you have to work at it everyday .
Meet the Kazoos ,
Ministry of puppets is a fun Uk site, who makes puppet videos, ALex bought a couple of my First “A puppet a day puppets on Etsy, and he just made a new video,
These puppets were based on the “BLACK BEARDED PURPLE BLATCH” pattern created by the Jim Henson company back in the sixties for a magazine article, glad to see he is having fun with them while he waits for the other two he purchased (we have had a shipping snafu )
check out his work at
From Start to Finish, this is the making of the puppets For College humor, Keep in mind, this was pretty much done in about 18 hours from start to finish, i started with the stop motion animation models, then did a quick, sketch for approval, then jumped in to the foam work, covered the foam bodies with spray glue and cheese cloth, then added the paint and latex mix, finaly eyes and costumes.
College humor live ! Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Puppets for college humor …