I came across this production still (left) from THE LADY OF NAMES while cleaning up files on an old computer. This picture dates back to 2001 but I designed and built the character in 1997. I’ve always loved this guy and 23 years later I still think it’s one of my best designs. There are half a dozen paddles under the face that allowed for some really expressive animation. I’ve moved away from this type of character design as my films have gotten more adult in nature but digging up this puppet has me feeling a little nostalgic. We can none of us go back but it’s sure nice to stop once and a while to see where we’ve been.

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