Brian Hogg was one of the early pioneers of puppet web series, creating a couple of seasons of the low budget puppet workplace comedy dotBoom in the basement of his house in Southwestern Ontario in the mid 2000s. He’s since gone on to stake out an interesting niche for himself, producing a number of low-fi, “geek-friendly” shows like Ask Palpatine, Mosspuppet and Jobso! The Steve Jobso Show that are sometimes of uneven quality, but always really effective at putting puppetry in front of technology folks who might not otherwise pay attention to it.
Brian’s latest project is a sci-fi puppet show he’s developing called The Pilkington. It’s still in the early stages of development, but he has a great behind-the-scenes development blog for the show on Tumblr. It’s filled with great character designs, which is one of Brian’s strengths as an artist and a hallmark of his projects. It will be exciting to see what he cooks up in the next several months!
(my apologies for being M.I.A. last week. I’m working almost three weeks straight without a proper day off, so life has been a little hectic. Fear not though, regular posting has resumed!)