With spiky fur on its back and a long, expressive nose on its little face, this aardvark-like creature is a charming addition to Barnaby Dixon‘s collection of characters. A puppet designer and puppeteer, Dixon slips a series of specially-molded pieces onto his hand—a backplate with silicone fur, a tail, feet on his finger and thumb tips, knees on his knuckles, and a face and nosepiece on his middle finger. He also spends time practicing how his fingers should move to develop their personalities and make them look real.
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