Puppeteer Mikey Artelle

Photos about my experiences as a puppeteer during my teens and 20's, as well as some artwork and a few recent pictures.
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During my visit to the set of Sesame Street in 1995 I got a picture taken with the Count. He's my favourite Sesame Muppet!!!!

During my visit to the set of Sesame Street in 1995 I got a picture taken with the Count. He's my favourite Sesame Muppet!

In my late 20's with a puppet that I made during a workshop instructed by Noreen Young, early to mid 2000's.

In my late with a puppet that I made during a workshop instructed by Noreen Young, early to mid

Sitting on the steps at 123 Sesame Street during my visit to the set in 1995. I got to look inside Oscar trash can!

Sitting on the steps at 123 Sesame Street during my visit to the set in I got to look inside Oscar trash can!

A self portrait from 1995, created for a class assignment while in college studying animation, when I was 21. It's a bit wonky in some places but I thought it was well done for my first effort.

A self portrait from created for a class assignment while in college studying animation, when I was It's a bit wonky in some places but I thought it was well done for my first effort.

Gordon the Sea Monster and I in 1997 with the grant award from the Puppeteers of America Endowment Fund.

As a creative person I've worked on many different puppetry and art projects over the years.

Relaxing with my awesome cat Weeble and a glass of milk in the early 1990s, during my late teens.

Relaxing with my awesome cat Weeble and a glass of milk in the early during my late teens.

Hanging around with Jeremy (as Jack) during my early 20's for a photo used to promote my production of Jack and the Beanstalk, mid 1990's.

Hanging around with Jeremy (as Jack) during my early for a photo used to promote my production of Jack and the Beanstalk, mid

Peggy and Mike Artelle at a theatre conference, circa 2000.

Peggy and Mike Artelle at a theatre conference, circa

My first visit to the Muppet Stuff store during a trip to Toronto in 1988 with my family, when I was 15.

My first visit to the Muppet Stuff store during a trip to Toronto in 1988 with my family, when I was

Peggy and Mike Artelle performing a scene from "Heroes Past and Present" at the Puppets Up Festival in 2006. Peggy is performing Athena and Mike is performing Perseus.

Peggy and Mike Artelle performing a scene from "Heroes Past and Present" at the Puppets Up Festival in Peggy is performing Athena and Mike is performing Perseus.

A nice summer's day with Gordon the Sea Monster in 1996, when I was 23.

A nice summer's day with Gordon the Sea Monster in when I was

In my mid teens on a Westboro Village parade float with my puppets Tyler the Bear and Gordon the Sea Monster, late 1980's.

In my mid teens on a Westboro Village parade float with my puppets Tyler the Bear and Gordon the Sea Monster, late

At age 17, with my puppet Rob The Slob and costume character Georgie the Monster, during a high school play that I mounted with some drama classmates in 1990.

At age with my puppet Rob The Slob and costume character Georgie the Monster, during a high school play that I mounted with some drama classmates in

In my early 20's with Jeremy (as Jack) and Gus the Giant, both made for my production of Jack and the Beanstalk, mid 1990's.

In my early with Jeremy (as Jack) and Gus the Giant, both made for my production of Jack and the Beanstalk, mid

Performing with my puppets at the 5th National Puppetry Conference in Waterford, Connecticut, 1995. I'm operating Tyler the Bear next to King Brian the Lion.

Performing with my puppets at the National Puppetry Conference in Waterford, Connecticut, I'm operating Tyler the Bear next to King Brian the Lion.

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