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The WARG!

Well, a rather late post, but..I’ve been a bit occupied. Here are the promised pics of the warg head puppet I made to take to Dragon Con to meet our two Hobbit Dwarf guests, Graham McTavish and William Kircher. They were quite pleased with the results and William barged right out from behind his table to get a photo!

Original 1979 ALIEN SUIT!!

Check this out–the original suit  of the Alien in the movie of the same name was once up for sale.

 

Of interesting note to puppeteers:

 

A system of hinges and cables was used to operate the creature’s rigid tongue, which protruded from the main mouth and had a second mouth at the tip of it with its own set of movable teeth.The final head had about nine hundred moving parts and points of articulation. Part of a human skull was used as the “face”, and was hidden under the smooth, translucent cover of the head.

Jurassic Park Dilophosaurus!

Another project I have been working on is for the infamous Dragon Con in Atlanta, over Labor Day weekend. The project is a Dilophosaurus from the movie Jurassic Park. My husband and a few friends have been researching a few generic characters on THE big Jurassic Park fan website, Jurassic Park Legacy,so I think we will look pretty sharp. Steve and I will be veterenarians,and I will be carrying a very ill-tempered young dinosaur. 🙂

This is Clementine, nearly finished.

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Commission: Cuddly Toy Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man!

I was asked by my fellow Ghostbuster Brock  Parker if I could make an item to auction off for charity at our Ghostbusters II Screening Event that will take place at The Alabama Theater on July 30. The proceeds will go toward helping the victims of the recent tornadoes in Alabama. I said,”Sure thing, Brock, whatever you need”. He asked for a Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, and here you go.:) it took a while to get the shapes for the arms right..or at least as right as I could get them…XD but he is very cuddly and soft, made of fleece and felt and  ready to be cuddled.

He will be going up for auction to benefit Alabama tornado victims as part of The Alabama Ghostbusters‘ GB2 movie event July 30th!

 

 

Happy 90th Birthday, Ray Harryhausen!!

Who  is a more beloved purveyor and pioneer of stop-motion puppetry than the Master of Monsters, Mr. Ray Harryhausen himself?

There is plenty about Mr. HH that can be found on Wikipedia and movie sites. What I wish to share is the lobby card collection of my friend John Miller, who works at my former employer, Turner Studios.

I am including links to the lobby card set for:

Clash of the Titans

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

The Valley of Gwangi

First Men in the Moon

Jason and the Argonauts

The Animal World

The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad

It Came from Beneath the Sea

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Mighty Joe Young

In case you’re wondering if I have a favorite Harryhausen sequence, it will always be Perseus vs. Medusa: