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Topic: A couple questions from a new guy
Message: Posted by: bobinsdakota (Aug 19, 2019 02:12PM)
Hello folks,
Now that I'm retired, I find myself really wanting to pick up 2 of my favorite childhood hobbies. Ventriloquism and magic.
When I was about 12 I had a Charlie McCarthy and did the basics. Well, time, marriage, kids, and career came along and it went to the wayside.
What training tools would you suggest? I've seen a few online like Maher Studios and Lee Cornell.
Also the character I have in mind is a dog, specifically a long eared Basset Hound looking one. Could someone point me in the right direction?
Thank you all so much. I'm sure I'll have more questions.

Message: Posted by: Bob Baker (Sep 2, 2019 08:55AM)
Hi, Bob, and welcome back to magic and vent!

The Maher course, now curated by Tom Crowl, is excellent. And Axtell Expressions makes just the type of puppet you’re looking for.

Another Bob
Message: Posted by: bobinsdakota (Sep 3, 2019 01:59PM)
I signed up for Tom's course about 2 weeks ago and actually just ordered a Basset from Axtell.
Great minds think alike!

Message: Posted by: axtell (Oct 17, 2019 08:28AM)
Awesome thanks Bob & Bob! Send me photos of you with the new Basset Hound and join us on Facebook "Axtell Entertainers" group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/axtellentertainers/
Message: Posted by: bobinsdakota (Oct 18, 2019 12:42PM)
Steve. I will for sure. I'm so excited and will be using my Basset Hound when I do visits to our local Children's Hospital. I've learned a lot from watching your videos and have some fun ideas in mind. Your products are so impressive and life like....amazing.
Thank you