As a puppet tragic I’ve seen a lot of different times of puppetry in my time, and I’ve known about Dabchick, created by Barnaby Dixon, for a while. But I’ve never really watched his YouTube videos. Having done so now I can say some are pretty funny.
Barnaby’s videos are a great example of a puppeteer who has the ability to make his creature come alive and to have the puppeteer disappear, even though his hand is clearly in the picture.
If you like Dabchick and want to see more about Barnaby’s creative choices, you can also see his video with Adam Savage where they explore some more of Barnaby’s unique puppetry.