1 – Where did you get your start in Puppetry? Was there a moment where you knew puppets would consume your life? We started 22 years ago by answering an ad in the local newspaper in Elkhart, Indiana. We were hired because of our extensive theatre backgrounds. We were hired by Elton and Jane […]Read More
An interview series of puppet builders, puppeteers, and students of the puppetry arts. Want to be a part of the experience? email me: hello [at] stevelichtman.com
For those that don’t know. Grey Seal Puppets has been a part of the Holy Grail of amateur puppet builders with their widely acclaimed book “The Foam Book” which delves into a huge variety of puppetry. From supplies to techniques and inspirations, The Foam Book has it all. It was my first puppet book and […]Read More
1 – Where did you get your start in Puppetry? Was there a moment where you knew puppets would consume your life? I honestly feel as if I were born at the absolute perfectly precise moment to truly be enveloped by the puppetry bug. It was the summer of 1973… and i would spend the […]Read More
We are happy to welcome Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers to the 4 Foam Fingers series. You will quickly realize from the replies to the series below they understand very well that the “magic” of puppetry often times comes from your own life experiences and influences. Enjoy! 1 – Where did you get your start in Puppetry? […]Read More
A warm welcome for Michael Rogers, who will be studying Puppetry at UCONN for the next 2-3 years. It’s great getting a point of view from someone who drove from the West to the East coast for their passion and desire to build an education in UCONN’s Puppet Arts program. 1 – Where did you […]Read More
Up next on 4 Foam Fingers is Catherine Hicks. She’s a Pixar animator who has worked on some blockbusters like ‘The Good Dinosaur‘ and has an undying passion for puppetry. Take a few moments to learn more about Catherine and her work here in the Q&A below. You can find all of our interviews for […]Read More
This weeks edition is with Richard Mansfield of Mansfield Dark. He’s very much a kindred soul and have a similar approach. The weirdness that his first feature film is titled ‘Wolfskin’ and my first mascot is Wolfun? Totally coincidence and awesome at the same time. 1 – Where did you get your start in Puppetry? Was […]Read More
Welcome to the second installment of 4 Foam Fingers. This week we’re with Fred Chong Rutherford of The Help Machine. Well, the answers are hopefully useful to you! I’m having a very slow go at getting my art out there, now that I’m focused on the puppets, but I’ll get there! What is The Help […]Read More
Our first 4 Foam Fingers Interview is with Gwen Dean from Puppets By Gwen. You may know her from that awesome GoDaddy Superbowl puppet commercial (aka the ‘I Quit Super Bowl Ad’)where she quit her job on live TV to follow her dreams! 1 – Where did you get your start in Puppetry? Was there […]Read More
My move has consumed way more time and energy than one would have ever expected so I sat on this a little longer than I probably wanted too or anticipated. That being said, the first 5 editions of 4 Foam Fingers are set to release every week starting TOMORROW with GoDaddy Superbowl Commercial winner Puppets […]Read More
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