VeggieTales Costumes and Props

Last year I was hired by Big Idea to design some costumes and props for a VeggieTales compilation DVD called “God Loves You Very Much” (Amazon link). The DVD contains three previously published VeggieTales stories (“The Ballad of Little Joe”, “Gideon: Tuba Warrior” and “Rack Shack and Benny”) but new countertop segments were created to weave the stories together. My work was used in those kitchen comedy bits.

Veggietales-LarryVeggietales-BobVeggieTales-EaselThe script called for a few of the characters to create paintings during the countertop segments. Here’s a couple of the prop paintings I created:


“God Loves You Very Much” can be purchased from Amazon. (Full disclosure: If you click and then buy, Amazon will drop a few coins into my piggy bank.)

EDIT: Here’s a screen grab showing how it all turned out:

VeggieTales screen grab

“3-2-1 Penguins!” Prop Designs

For last Saturday’s episode of 3-2-1 Penguins! I had the privilege of not only designing the misc. characters but also most of the props (over two dozen!) It was a lot of work for one episode but also a ton of fun. Here’s a sampling:

(All artwork is © copyright Big Idea. All rights reserved.)


This water pump is not really a prop, it’s more like a giant set piece. It’s also the only one I didn’t come up with entirely on my own. It’s based on a rough sketch given to me by the director.


Here’s a detail of the control panel on the side of the water pump.


Some shields for a quick gag. The ship is under attack, the Captain yells, “Raise shields!”. The clueless-but-loveable Kevin hoists these in the air. *Snicker!*


A welding mask worn by Fidgel, the ship’s science officer. The reason it sticks out so far from the front of his head is to allow room for his long beak.


Finally, a laser tag-like device that operates like a party favor. The script called for the filter to be removable.

I’d love to show more, but Big Idea owns all the artwork and they are being very generous as it is by allowing me to display this on my blog.

Don’t forget to watch 3-2-1 Penguins! Saturday mornings on NBC!