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Spectacle Puppetry:  a 12-foot tall monster will confront the net of a naturalist in the midst of the crowd of San Jose's summer arts festival.
Spectacle Puppetry: a 12-foot tall monster will confront the net of a naturalist in the midst of the crowd of San Jose's summer arts festival.
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    1. The Window Theatre on April 14, 2010

      Hey man! Read up about your project cause a friend of mine backed it. Looks like really great stuff man, congratulations!

      I wanted to ask you how you went about promoting your kickstarter and how you got so many people to donate? We're doing pretty well so far but if you had any creative or really effective ideas for networking/advertising that you wouldn't mind shooting our way it'd be greatly appreciated mate! Thanks so much!

      Here's to doing everything you can to become a Full Time Artist! =]

    2. Jon Stuyvesant on February 23, 2010

      Project looks great please send me your website and contact - love to follow your work.

    3. Ian O'Dea
      Superbacker
      on February 18, 2010

      Dax, I only wish I could be there to see it; you have my donation (and backing), and I hope that this goes extremely well for you!

    4. bustedpuppet 3-time creator on February 18, 2010

      Ben: There's a lot of creative people involved in The Museum Proper, so the list of our projects are fairly diverse. I'll list a few URLs where you can find other projects by the various contributors to The Museum Proper. If you're looking for puppetry work, specifically, I'm hoping to have a dedicated website up before the June premier... you will certainly be notified ;) Thanks again!

      http://www.norestforthewicked.biz
      http://qarly.com/
      http://www.onefleacircus.com
      http://www.corpus.cc
      http://www.chicag0.org

    5. Ben Hicks on February 17, 2010

      This looks amazing. How do I follow everything you guys are doing?

    6. Emily Macdonald on February 12, 2010

      dax tran-caffee, i am jealous that i don't have the wherewithall to do such a thing as this . . .but am happy to know that somebody does, and would be delighted to see it (although the chances of that are not likely). you have a very graceful way of marketing yourself as well. so, great job at being a professional artist -- best of luck and have fun with the project!
      -theleaningtowers

    7. bustedpuppet 3-time creator on February 8, 2010

      Thanks everyone for so much support so far! It makes me giddy thinking about moving forward with this project.

      I also forgot to mention in the appeal that, since we are really raising this money for materials, in-kind donations are just as useful to the project as anything else. If you don't have cash to spare, but are sitting on a pile of good construction materials somewhere in the SF Bay Area, please let me know! We can certainly use extra lumber, hardwood scraps, pink insulation foam, and upholstery-weight fabrics. And if you live in the SF area, are a puppet builder, puppeteer, or work in costume-crafts, and you'd like to lend a hand, we'd love to get to know you!

      Dax

    8. BeauregardLily RubyCash Sage on February 8, 2010

      Congrats DaX & good luck. I sent my friend Anja to you thru FB - she's a great puppeteer too :)
      btw: we'd like to be listed as L. Ruby & Beauregard Cash Sage on the monster :):)