The Addams Family Musical

Yesterday, assistant designer Abby and I had a meeting to discuss progress on “The Addams Family Musical.” One of her projects is to research, design, and draft the crypt wagon, and another is to research ways to create the upward stabbing spike of the heretic chair. She shared some videos and info in which folks used bungees and rather awkward levers. I’ve been thinking about other mechanical solutions to this effect and in explaining my thoughts to Abby I whipped up a little three minute model, which turned out to be rather adorable:

We’re still looking, but we now have a fair amount on the table to sort though.

I’ve also been working up the first wave of paint elevations. Here are the periaktois and flip panels, in progress on the drafting table:

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