Sunday, February 28, 2010


Check out them moves.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Quick body update for Baloo.

The structure is laid out for the most part, sans hand claws.
The neck piece has since been eliminated, it doesn't work as planned.

In the works: furry bear pants, etc.  Coming soon!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Queen of Knives

I'm also working on an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story "Queen of Knives."
Will possibly be a stop-motion paper puppet animation.

Here's the Comedian and segments of Grandpa.


My very first comic!
About a little girl Cthulhu, who's afraid there's a human under the bed.  :)

The Jungle Book

Right now I am working on making large-scale costume puppets for Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book."  My first costume is of the bear, Baloo, who when finished will be between 7-8 feet tall.  Here are a few photos of the process, thus far.  The head is my favorite.  Right now it's more fox-like than bear-like, but with modifications and fabric it will become more like a bear.   With the neck it is 2 feet tall and fits comfortably on a head.

Here is the start of a bear paw.  The paws will be worn around the ankle above a shoe.  Right now I am working on claws.

The beginnings of the body structure.  Thanks to Joy for patiently modeling for me.  :)
The waist and leg area will very soon be created and attached to the torso.

Monday, February 8, 2010

MAD Moving Paper Film Festival

My movie has been entered into the Museum of Art & Design's "Moving Paper: An International Film Festival of Cut Paper Animation" competition.

Please vote for me :) 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Legend of the Raven God King

This is my first real film with shadow puppets!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pop-Up Books

This is incredible:

A student at MIT has developed a way to make pop-ups that light up!

Electronic Popables by Jie Qi

Heard about this from an e-mail blast from the woman I took a pop-up workshop with last year.
You can check out more here:

They have some awesome books on pop-ups.

Foam Elephant

Experimenting with foam as a medium for large-scale puppets.
Or, at least, largER.

Here is the start of an elephant, with trunk yet to be attached.

My new project is designing puppet costumes for my own 
rendition of Rudyard Kipling's "Jungle Book."

More to follow soon, but hopefully these foam experimentations
will lend themselves well to the creative process.