I just re-uploaded this video from some time ago. YouTube didn't like the fact that the audio on it was from Stevie Ray Vaughn - the kind of music Gary Gairy Bialke liked to listen to. The video is a tribute to Gary after he had died in a Portland hotel room a few years ago. I never met him but had the chance to view his wall of puppets at Will Vinton Studios. At the time he was sculpting puppets for a production called the Frog Prince, which never got completed in the end. His puppets and his most amazing work was dismantled, boxed up and for the most part never seen due to funding issues. Gary was a character designer and made puppets for the Meet the Raisins TV special and several other projects. Including a T-Rex for Webster Colcord and other local animators. When I talked to him a few times on the phone after finding his number, he was also very generous about how he worked and animated. He once told me most animators didn't approve of his free style of extreme expressions and jerkypoppy energetic movements. But I completely loved what he did and asked how I could emulate his sculpting style. He said - get myself a subscription to MAD Magazine and that there are many designers drawing in a similar style. I did, and it helped me a ton and gave me lots of inspiration for the puppets in my own project Zombie Pirates. Gary is one of the reasons why I am still into stop motion and specifically the clay animation in that old Vinton style today. If I hadn't seen his puppets and sculptures that one day on my visit to Portland, I probably wouldn't have made the various web sites keeping the art alive. They are: http:www.animateclay.com http:www.stopmotionstore.com http:www.zombie-pirates.com Thank you Gary!