So for the past month I have been working on a set of 6 puppets for comic creator Jim McClain who has a great comic out called “Solution Squad” We met at the Cherry Capitol Comic Con in Traverse City this year. It has been a great collaboration to bring his comic book characters to life in puppets! I am very happy with the way the puppets have turned out! It was a pleasure working with Jim! I hope to do more work like this. Truly this was so wonderful to bring someone’s vision to life. I hope this is the first of many projects like this!
Several of the puppets had great challenges for me. The first being that I don’t normal put noses on my puppets. I really like how the noses turned out. Radical has a very large nose, and this gives him a very unique look. Abscissca has goggles that I needed to construct in blue and yellow and I needed them to be adjustable so they can be worn in several locations, on her face and on top of her head. Absoluctia actually has hair that changes color. This was a real challenge. I ended up making two wigs for her, one red and one blue. I used Velcro to fasten the wigs to the head of the puppet. I love it. The wigs turned out fantastic and it is something I will be able to use in the future. Overall I think the puppets really captured the look and feel of each character and I can’t wait to see what Jim does with them.