We leave this blog up to honor Clinton Detweiler's career as a ventriloquist, instructor, and figuremaker.
When Emmitt Grant contacted me about the possibility of making over his Knee Pal, he included a picture. I immediately recognized the Knee Pal character known as Lum Barr Jack. The charcter was created by Lovik, and I would have surmised was built by either Craig or Keith. But upon opening the head I discovered it was signed by Barry VanWert. (9/95) Barry, an excellent young craftsman, built figures for Lovik World for only a short period of a couple years, so this particular character is even more of a rarity than I realized. You see him here as he arrived at my shop. I'm going to try a couple different looks so Emmitt can decide which he prefers. I'll share the final result with you in just a few days.