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You know what is wrong with the world today?

There aren't any storytellers.

My story wasn't always about puppets. It would be a boring story if it was. No my story went something like: what once was "A" became a "B" then realized it was a "C" all along.

I've always enjoyed the arts. Drawing, animation, sculpting, painting. I have attempted many of them and will admit most were difficult and not for me. Though I enjoyed them. In all honesty puppetry as a whole was always in the back of my mind. I tried cartooning first. Comics and the like. Lasted until I moved to Columbus OH and bills became frequent. Trained in the culinary arts while there. That one was fun and I can say I walked away with some good knowledge but I left that one behind too. I couldn't survive the chef lifestyle. Stressful, always busy,…

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  • Born on February 8
  • Joined June 22, 2011

About

You know what is wrong with the world today?

There aren't any storytellers.

My story wasn't always about puppets. It would be a boring story if it was. No my story went something like: what once was "A" became a "B" then realized it was a "C" all along.

I've always enjoyed the arts. Drawing, animation, sculpting, painting. I have attempted many of them and will admit most were difficult and not for me. Though I enjoyed them. In all honesty puppetry as a whole was always in the back of my mind. I tried cartooning first. Comics and the like. Lasted until I moved to Columbus OH and bills became frequent. Trained in the culinary arts while there. That one was fun and I can say I walked away with some good knowledge but I left that one behind too. I couldn't survive the chef lifestyle. Stressful, always busy, no holidays off. I'm too much of a family oriented person to live like that. It was towards the end of my culinary adventure that I started drawing again and found myself wondering: "where did the Muppets go?" The more I thought on it the more I realized how much I missed them and just how much I enjoyed puppets. The more I thought and missed the more I dabbled and soon enough I was sketching designs and characters and writing stories. Oh the stories. Soon I had this burning inside to see those stories come to life. And it all clicked.

Build puppets. Write stories. Use said puppets to tell stories.

I mean the equation itself isn't new. But what clicked was the fact that I could do it. That I was capable of it. From there everything branched. I can build characters for future skits and films once time and finances allow. In the meantime I can practice building characters even sell a few generic ones maybe even do customs later on once I feel comfortable with the whole thing.

Just like that. I knew what I wanted to do. It only took college debt to realize it but I figured it out. I want to tell stories for a living. I want to raise my kids with dragons and monsters they can touch and interact with. Not some Computer animated thing that only exists on a screen. But that's all someday. Today I start with step one. Giving puppetry back to the world. Everyone either needs someone to talk to or someone to talk through. Either way puppets are a great thing. I'm glad to be a part of it.

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