Dearest EMW Family,

As a long time lurker at the EMW Open Mics, I was honored to be asked to feature. At the time (late 2013), I didn't know what I was going to do nor what I even wanted to do. Having not actually made anything shareable since college, I felt like it would be a good opportunity to share some old videos, as well as good motivation to get up and start making something new.

Since that time, a group of friends and I decided to start working with puppetry. Due to the simple fact that doing animation projects takes far too long for any of our ADD riddled heads, and being fans of the Muppets and Sesame Street, we decided that making puppets was our easy way out. For the most part it's been a good time coming up with skits and sketches, mostly based on various conversations or slightly twisted experiences that we've had. Since then, we are slowly gaining more and more creative friends and funny people to work on future episodes with. I am very proud and curious to what the future holds.

It was amazing to see peoples reaction and hear them laugh; as our usual course of action is to upload them online and hope someone out there laughs at them. I also have a lot of thanks to all of my friends that have helped me work on various creative endeavors throughout the years and currently. I was glad to include them in the show. Not having planned a good chunk of what was going to happen until about a week or 2 beforehand, I'm happy to have an overall positive response, as well as no casualties.

Lastly, having seen the EMW Bookstore evolve into what it is today, it's amazing to still be a part of it. And I hope to see it continue to grow. Keep up the good work, EMW family.

Sincerely, Kenny Penguin