The Butcher is an original character appearing in several of Puppet Heap's original short films. Created by Paul Andrejco, he is in a short based on the familiar North American folksong, I Knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. It is a story of gluttony, obsession and veterinary gastronomy, wherein a monstrous series of events inevitably blankets the disquieted seaside village of Spudbottom in a strange peace.
Artist Tom McLaughlin paints a foam latex cast of the Butcher. Design (left) by Paul Andrejco.
Shop supervisor Duncan Gillis puppeteering on set.
Puppeteer James Godwin with the Butcher.