Wednesday, February 6, 2013


If you've ever been to a Henry + The Invisibles show, you probably remember a "special guest from a far away planet" who sings 'Only Human'. A few years back, Henry Roland asked me to make a puppet that was silver with an alien shaped head. That same night, STROBE was born. Since this night, our beloved STROBE has performed at hundreds of shows and over time, he gradually lost his luster. Inevitably, STROBE needed reconstruction. So without further ado, I introduce to you a new generation of STROBE...STROBE 2.0!
Here is the original STROBE with his stuffing taken out. 
This photo shows STROBE and STROBE 2.0! Both puppets are made out of the same fabric. 
You can see that his luster is lacking and the mouth board needed repair from all of the singing!
Construction began!
Time to add the brains!
He's almost done. One special thing is missing...
Henry gave STROBE's old glasses a spit shine. No, I'm not joking.
As you can see, it was an emotional moment taking the glasses off! STROBE is a solid member the Phunk Fam! He's brought many laughs, joys, and heart-warming moments to the H + TI shows.
I felt much better as soon as I placed STROBE's old eyes on the new puppet. It reminded me of the saying, "The eyes are the window to the soul." 
We look forward to many new memories with STROBE 2.0!

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