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The Foam Book

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by fishbone, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. biblebetty

    biblebetty Well-Known Member

    [I]Anyway, that's all beside the point. I bought The Foam Book about a week ago. Good book, it has some good tips, but my copy is missing page 63. In its place is an upside down page 30.

    I had the same problem If you get page 30 sent me an e-mail please. It's killing me wondering what is on this page.

  2. Snark Blarmsten

    Snark Blarmsten Well-Known Member

    page 63 talks about the end of the tail, wings and wing movement :) You aren't really missing much.

    KNOCK A LOT Member

    could someone tell me the author of the foam book it sound good and I would like to track it down in tasmania
  4. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    It's by Drew Alliston and Donald Devet of Grey Seal Puppets. Their web site is www.greysealpuppets.com. You can probably buy a copy directly from them.
  5. Zoot The Saxman

    Zoot The Saxman Well-Known Member

    Thats.......Donald Devet and Drew ALLISON
  6. SurfPark

    SurfPark Well-Known Member

    I was checking out the Foam Book website, and noticed a DVD edition of the book was scheduled to be released. I signed up to be on the mailing list, but was wondering if there was an estimated date for the arrival of this new edition? Is it more than a year?
  7. puppetmancan

    puppetmancan Well-Known Member

    I have the foam book, it was ok, but way better info just surfing, amd its semi free.
  8. SurfPark

    SurfPark Well-Known Member

    Just got the email:
  9. puppetise

    puppetise Well-Known Member

    i have it and its great but the internet is kool
  10. Arislan

    Arislan Active Member

    You have the DVD? Or the foam book?

    I ordered the foam book today after reading this thread. I hope it's worth it.

    Someone should make a "How to make Muppet Replicas" book.
  11. gfarkwort

    gfarkwort Well-Known Member

  12. RottenPuppets

    RottenPuppets Active Member

    i've got the older version of the book and I love it. great information to get some basic understanding.. but i don't remember blinking eyes. shouldn't be too hard to rig up if you're just looking to do it manually.
  13. dkmontgomery

    dkmontgomery Well-Known Member

    Foam Book Video

    I got the VHS version several years ago. It is a good video to get you started and give you some ideas. Especially if you have never made a puppet.:rolleyes:
  14. RevTieDye

    RevTieDye Member

    Oh great, another inside joke!
  15. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    I'm getting a copy of the book in the mail and I'm really looking forward to it.
  16. Puppettown

    Puppettown Member

    Where can I find this book?
  17. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    You have to order it online. I believe that the Puppeteers of America online store, Amazon.com and Grey Seal Puppets all sell it.
  18. thedoogles

    thedoogles Active Member

    Not so helpful

    Have to say, I purchased the Foam Book some time back hoping it would give me some tips on refining some of the building processes with foam.. However, it provided very little help. It's now shelved on the bookshelf and I've had to learn through trial and error... while it's an expensive process, it's one of the best ways to learn.

  19. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    Well I own the book, but haven't got around to reading it just yet. I'm looking forward to though, I must say.

    I'm reading a lot of other puppetry books as well.
  20. Kar Ma

    Kar Ma Active Member

    The Foam Book is a great way to get started with puppets. It's helped me. I ordered it for a fair price on line at www.abebooks.com. You can often get better deals with Abebooks than with Amazon. At least, that's what's been my experience. Once you learn even a few of The Foam Book techniques you will discover personal innovative ways to build puppets.

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