I do some work for superstar comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, mostly for his merchandise and various products. However sometime he asks me to do some designs for possible new characters from which he will develop a new puppet and character in his act. Some years ago I helped him design Achmed Jr., the “almost dead” son of Achmed the Dead Terrorist. I’ve done a few other designs for him, some of which may or may not ever be realized in his act.
Recently Jeff debuted a new character, Seamus the Irish Baby, that is based on some concept designs I did. Now, Jeff creates and builds his own puppets, so he really only uses my designs as a kind of springboard for what he eventually creates himself. Seamus is pretty loosely based on my concept drawings, one of the later of which is above. As you can see from the pics below, Jeff definitely made Seamus his own and only used my drawings as a starting point. I can see he had fun with it.
You can check out Seamus and the rest of Jeff’s motely crew in his newest special “Relative Disaster” only on Netflix!
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