Monday, February 28, 2011

Angus McGonagle, the Argyle Gargoyle

Who's in the mood for a slightly obscure Muppet? How about one that gargles Gershwin (gorgeously?)

I've been thinking about Angus McGonagle, the Argyle Gargoyle because my 3-year-old learned to gargle and he's driving us all crazy. I think I'll teach him to do the weird little arm motion Mark Hamill did when he gargled with Angus, just to put a little showmanship into it.

The color on this one is kind of funky. I strive for accuracy but apparently, my camera does not.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Kermit the Frog

Kermit looks simple but I really wanted to get him right. I won't disclose how much time I spent working on/obsessing over him but I will tell you this: after the first five or so hours, a kind of Muppet delirium set in. Pigs in Space madness, perhaps.

Shortly after finishing, I posted the word "Yaaaaay!" on a friend's Facebook wall in response to some good news and pictured myself flailing my arms, Kermit-style.

I still haven't recovered. My whole day has looked sort of like this, minus Alec Baldwin in his boxer shorts. I'm rather enjoying it.

Edited to add: Disappointment! The 30 Rock video of Kenneth seeing the whole world as Muppets is gone. I'll try to find another and re-post soon.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More balloons, another blog!

Thanks to everyone who's been following my Muppet Project! I'm having tons of fun with it and am always thinking about my next design. As long as there are Muppets to be twisted, I'll keep going.

That said, I also do non-Muppet balloons and they need a home too. I give you Black Cat Balloon Blog: a collection of designs inspired by tv, movies, cartoons and whatever else pops into my head. Today's entry is Strong Bad from Check it out and if you like what you see, tell a friend! Heck, tell 50 friends. A tweet might be nice, but I'm not telling you what to do or anything...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mahna Mahna

Did you know that this bit debuted on the Ed Sullivan show? Did you know that the pink things are called "Snowths" and the orange-haired dude's name actually is Mahna Mahna? Muppet Wiki taught me those things but this is the most important fact of all: you will be singing this song for the rest of the day.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Statler and Waldorf

This blog is great! It's amazing! Outstanding balloon twisting! Bravo! Actually... it's not that great...You were up HOW late working on this? What kind of a project is this? Get a real job! Boo! BOOOO!!!

Statler and Waldorf embody one of my most deeply held beliefs: if you're going to be a jerk, at least have the decency to be funny about it.