Monday, September 30, 2013

R.I.P 'Faz" Fazakas

Muppet technical wizard "Faz" Fazakas, pioneer and innovator of many of the Muppets' visual and technical effects- especially in remote controls and animatronics for shows such as EMMET OTTER'S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS and the Doozers in FRAGGLE ROCK,  passed away at 95.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Salem News: Flat Scores

  Based on MCAS scores, Salem is a "Level 4" School District, which means it's one of the LOWEST PERFORMING districts in the state. My cartoon from the 09/24/2013 SALEM NEWS.


Happy Birthday, Jim Henson. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Salem News: PEM Photography

 Originally published in the SALEM NEWS 09/20/2013.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Lost Muppets Fan Project: Muppetfest Paperweights

 Here's a Muppet fan project I was involved in several years back that I never really mentioned. (until now) A few months after MUPPETFEST I was contacted by a lady named Lori Champange who ran a business that manufactures thropies, plaques,and other related things. She had been at Muppetfest and she told me as a "thank-you" to the Muppet people, she wanted to make them custom-made glass paperweights and she wanted me to draw the designs for them. Egotistical me was flattered enough to draw up a number of designs- some meant for specific performers, some more generic ones for others- and she etched my designs into the paperweights WITH HER OWN MATERIALS AND AT HER OWN EXPENSE. I'm not sure how she got them to the Muppet people. (I think she presented them to one of the Hensons at a comic-con) But we got some nice feedback from Dave Goelz, Karen Prell, Jerry Nelson, and Jim Lewis.
The pics below are the drawn versions of the designs I sent, as well as photos of one of the actual finished products (and packaging) Sadly, I have not been able to locate the art for Jim Lewis, Jane& Brian Henson, and Steve Whitmire. If I do manage to find them, I'll post them.