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From Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog to the magical creatures of The Dark Crystal, entire generations have grown up with Jim Henson’s colorful characters. Now, you’ll be able to explore Henson’s incredible imaginary worlds through puppet prototypes, character sketches, rare behind-the-scenes footage, and more in a new permanent installation at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. 

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For this most wonderful time of the year, have a caroling Mokey inspired by “The Bells Of Fraggle Rock”, the Fraggle holiday special which premiered 29 years ago tomorrow. I just watched it today and just had to paint something! I had to, I say.

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I started drawing this comic a few months ago now. I thumbnailed the whole thing (it was supposed to be maybe another third longer than this) but a combination of IRL stuff and dissatisfaction at my ability to draw what I wanted stopped me from finishing it. I am happy with parts of it, though, so I thought I’d put it up.

Uncle Gobo just struck me as someone who was chronically unable to make the best of an undesirable situation. He was clearly stuck with looking after Matt against his will, but he also made it about ten times worse for both himself and his oblivious little doof of a nephew with his rotten attitude. I guess I wanted to explore how deep that attitude ran, and what it would take to break it.

Also I do not think that Uncle Gobo would have taken the aftermath of Matt’s discovery of the Gorg’s Garden at all well. It’s hard enough to be shoved off your pedastal, even harder when the push comes from someone who isn’t even self-aware enough to understand that you’re jealous of their success.