Mar 25, 2014
The Awesome Work of the Muppet Art Collab
A few weeks ago, Jeroen created and started hosting a grand Muppet art collaboration on Twitter and Tumblr, his way of generating some love from the community, paying tribute, and raising awareness for Muppets Most Wanted. It seemed like a fitting tribute to those, "silly felt puppets" that have entertained and moved people around the world for almost 60 years.
Jeroen created a list of about 150 Muppet characters from the most well known shows, specials, and movies for folks to choose from. (Sesame Street, Fraggles, or characters from other productions by Jim Henson are not included, while they are closely linked, they don’t belong in the official Muppets stable.) The objective is simple: pick a character and go nuts with it. There are a few basic guidelines provided, but other than that artists are free to do as they please.
In the first three days of the project, over 100 artists from around the world had signed up, with many more following suit. If possible, Jeroen would like to get every obscure background character and Whatnot drawn--that’s hoping for a lot, but a man can dream.
Below is a message from Jeroen about contributing. There are still a few Muppets available in the collab, and you should absolutely join up--I know I am!
Hi-ho Muppet whatnots!
It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights...it’s time to draw some Muppets on the most inspiritational, celebrational, muppetational, art collaborational event of the year!
The gallery and hub of Muppet collab:
The Muppet collab list of characters:
Zwoltopia on Twitter (host)
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org