Greetings, Muppet fans! We have an insanely cool treat for you today from our good friend James Carroll. James has had a silent hand in The Muppet Mindset since day one. He designed the incredible logo used in our header on the site, he has provided countless hi-res Muppet images for articles, and now he’s designed an incredible, interactive experience for Muppet fans. So, without further ado, The Muppet Mindset proudly presents…
James V. Carroll – Pepe is one of the most notoriously difficult Muppets to draw, yet his drawn image is heavily featured on many official products these days such as t-shirts, travel mugs, and comic books. I became aware of the many subtleties of his construction several years ago while working on Palisades Toys’ unreleased tutu clad Pepe action figure. It appears that many of today’s artists have been using the original figure as the maquette instead investigating the beautifully constructed puppet. I have seen various photos and style sheets of the character, but haven’t seen an official guide. There hasn’t yet been a truly definitive representation of everyone’s favorite king prawn.
How incredible is that? The entire Flash setup, the Pepe design, and everything in that tutorial was done by James. I am beyond honored to host this beautiful piece of work and I sincerely hope James has something else up his amazingly talented sleeves for us soon. Oh, and by the way, Muppets Studio folks, if you’re reading this… hire James Carroll! Thank you, thank you, James for this awesome, awesome post.
And like James said earlier, do attempt Pepe for yourself and send in your drawings and we’ll host them all on here!
We’ve got another hugely exciting surprise from James coming in tomorrow’s post–so be on the lookout for that!
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