Once again we have been contacted by a couple of
our friends who were curious to know what new things we
have in store for the near future.
I wish I could answer that question. I don’t even know
what JET is apt to do next and I am right here with here.
One sure way to find out what is coming next is to contact
us and let us know what new type of character you would
like to see in your performance trunk.
Market demand is always a good way to drive an artist to
do new things, and JET is no exception to that rule. If
you want it and can visualize it, drop us a line and we can
chat back and forth to see if it is possible.
Several years ago, our friend John Pizzi started in on JET
that he wanted moving eyes. We had never done them before,
but John would not let up. He wanted moving eyes in soft
sculpture. Although we knew nothing about the mechanics of
them at that time, we embarked on a journey to see what was
We found several things to be true. First, what may be
easy in hard figures is not so easy in soft sculpture. I
very quickly came up with the mechanics of moving eyes.
That was easy. However, just because it was easy in a hard
shelled head did not mean that the same techniques would
hold true on a soft puppet.
We found that the soft puppet had nothing solid to attach
to and therefore as quick as you can say “Hello” we found
that we were back to square on in the design phase.
However, after tons of scrap material were generated and
many long nights in the Shoppe were endured, we did in fact
come up with moving eyes for soft puppets.
I said all that to say this. If you want it, let us know.
We are just naive enough to give it a try to see if it can
be done. We never want to say never when it comes to
something new. Even if we can’t get there immediately, it
gives us something to start working for in the future.
Until next time,
Steve and JET