Who is The Bagel Kid?
The Bagel Kid is the newest member of the Wump Mucket Puppets cast of original characters. The puppet is a rebuild of my first attempt to make a puppet as an adult in 2002. You can see a photo of this version on the Wump Mucket Puppets Instagram Page.
I built the new Bagel Kid puppet using acrylic craft felt, polyfill, glue, and thread. His bagel head took me three attempts until it was the right shape and size. Basically, the original wasn’t really much of a functional puppet. It is just a styrofoam ring covered in paper maché with ping pong balls for eyes.
This character has evidently been in my creative thoughts for many years. It’s time for some BAGEL POWER!
Heroes from The Fridge
This puppet, and five others, will be the cast of the “Heroes from The Fridge” (working title) serialized video series that I will be creating over the next several months. Since I am producing and performing this production on my own, I do not have a premiere date.
It will be a featured segment inside the web series. I am calling the show “Coleman the Sasquatch and Friends” featuring all of my puppet characters. Stay tuned to this website for info!
The cast of characters for “Heroes from The Fridge” includes the following puppets:
The Bagel Kid and his partner The Masked Wedge, two scientists, The Fruit Phantom, and Colonel Corn. The show is paying tribute to Saturday morning TV shows that enjoyed watching as a boy. Why are the characters in the show anthropomorphized food? Because that’s what I drew in my sketchbook.
Basically I will be using chroma-key (green screen) for sets on the show, and possibly other special effects that I certainly would not be able to pull off during a live stage performance. I am looking forward to creating this web series for children to enjoy with their parents. Who knows, this could be the start of something really “tasty”.
Want to help us with the show?
Our friends can indeed help Wump Mucket Puppets with the new show, by making a purchase of official Bagel Kid merchandise from our Red Bubble Shop. There are two designs to choose from on many FUN items Bagel Kid merchandise