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July 14th, 2011

The Matt Puppets @ 01:51 pm

Current Location: EVP Coffee
Current Music: Lemon Jelly

So, I popped up to Convergence a couple of weeks ago, in part to take part in the annual madness that is IRON ARTIST, and in part to meet up with various members of Team Blink, as we get ever nearer to publishing more Dr. Blink comics.

Imagine my delight as I was confronted by my pal, the puppeteer, Gordon Smuder. Not just because Gordon's a great guy, but because he had the first prototype for the Dork Tower Puppet Theater Matt puppet with him!

(Check out some of Gordon's other puppetry works by clicking on through to Transylvania Television).

What's that? You haven't heard of Dork Tower Puppet Theater? Well, let's leave that for another post. In the meantime, I'm astounded at how cool the Matt puppet is turning out. Eyeless though he currently is, and in a "vaguely wife-beather-ish" attire though he may be...

Matt Puppet Obscure Gag Fun Hour



Matt Puppet Obscure Gag Fun Hour



Matt Puppet Obscure Gag Fun Hour



Matt Puppet Obscure Gag Fun Hour



Matt Puppet Obscure Gag Fun Hour



Matt Puppet Obscure Gag Fun Hour



Matt Puppet Obscure Gag Fun Hour




By the way, "The Matt Puppets" is an obscure 1980s musical joke. Those of you who know, will know.

Muskrat out,

====== John

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From:dave_iii
Date:July 14th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
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I have come to the conclusion (independently, if I'm not the first) that the Dork Tower characters fit the dynamic of the main cast in The Wind In The Willows. Matt is identifiable and accessible Ratty, Ken is emotionally even-keeled and dependable Badger, Carson is humble Moley and Igor-- dear, beloved Igor-- is the Ultimate Fanboy, Mr. Toad.

That's my theory, anyway. ^_^
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From:muskrat_john
Date:July 14th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
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That just made me smile! Thanks a ton for the note.
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From:replyhazy
Date:July 14th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
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Now all we need is an encounter with the Piper at the Gates of Dawn. :-D
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From:mycroftca
Date:July 14th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
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I was the one who won the signed copy of the Luggage card at NADWCon 2's charity auction; thanks for producing it, and thanks for signing it!

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From:muskrat_john
Date:July 14th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
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My absolute pleasure!
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From:mandydax
Date:July 14th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
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Its eyes are in its palms, I assume? ;)

Sweet puppet.
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From:hilandercs
Date:July 15th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
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Will he sing us a cover of "Backwater"?
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From:kuroshii
Date:July 16th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
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methinks john has more fans with the same musical tastes, than he thinks he does.

i.e., wasn't so obscure a reference!

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