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Kenny Durkin
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I am a freelance illustrator who has done children's books, product design, comic books, character designs, logos, package design and tons more. I'm also an award-winning caricature artist who does retail caricatures at Walt Disney World. I am a married father of three and a complete geek.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
What would you consider the best of "modern" Sesame Street? (season 21 to current season)
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Durkinworks Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
I was born in 1971, and Sesame Street (and Jim Henson) was the reason I became an artist. When Jim died in 1990, I stopped watching anything Sesame or Muppet related, his death was too painful for me, and it took a long time for me to accept other performers in his roles (to this day, I've never seen Muppet Christmas Carol). After a few years, I was able to move on and enjoy the new performers who continued his work. But back to your question. To be honest, until lately I haven't watched much post-Jim Sesame Street. I have a four-year-old who loves Sesame Street (thank goodness) and he's been watching the show lately. I like that the focus has been taken off of Elmo. He's a lovely little monster, but Sesame Street has never spent so much time on ONE character like they were doing for a while with him. Now it seems they're returning to their core characters, and it's closer to the show I grew up with. 
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Gee... sorry about that. Didn't mean to upset you.

I asked 'cause it's for some Henson tribute I'm doing for next year (in honor of his death), highlighting both his career when he was alive & what's happened after his death. I'm just asking some Henson fans for their opinions/suggestions.

But since you brought up the "original" Sesame, what would you consider the best of the original show? (season 1 to 20) So far, I've chosen the King of 8, Wheels on my Heels and Kermit's & Joey's Alphabet.
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Durkinworks Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Oh, you didn't upset me at all.

I'd have to think about it, but off the top of my head, I like Kermit and Cookie Monster and the Mystery Box, The Alligator King, African Alphabet Song. I'll think of some more.
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your Muppet work is really good!!!!
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raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
epic work bro. are you open for request?
because i picture in my mind an epic muppets of the carribian poster. just a suggestion.
anyway love your style
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Durkinworks Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's "kinda" been done before as an official parody poster of Kermit (Pirates of the Amphibian). Not a bad idea though, I'll give it a shot!
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raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, i didn't realise...
maybe instead of the pirates, you can make the muppet marvel avengers. its just a little suggestion.
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Durkinworks Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
The more I think about it, the more I like the Pirates (plus, I'm more familiar with Pirates of the Caribbean). You'll see it here first!
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Kermit365 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I want your job dude!
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