Fudgie’s Death

Fudgie’s Death is a segment of Growing Up Linda that shows the troubled daughter of an ice cream mogul and her downward spiral into frosting, substance abuse, and Fudgie the Whale.  Fudgie’s Death used tabletop pop-up books designed by paper engineer, Eugean Seo, and amplified with projected video.

Fudgie's Death, 2011, Photo: Sean Dennie

Fudgie’s Death was co-written by Marsian De Lellis, PJ McWhiskers and Joel Egger with sound design by Kari Rae Seekons and costumes by Rachel Weir.  Fudgie’s Death has been presented at Calgary’s International Animated Objects Festival, the Transmodern Festival in Baltimore, The Park Theatre in Winnipeg, Links Hall in Chicago, The Great Small Works Toy Theatre Festival at St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York, REDCAT in Los Angeles, and the Orlando Fringe.



“Technology meets traditional storytelling to great effect… De Lellis is an engaging performer who delivers the story with deceptive nonchalance”

– Watermark
2010 (Orlando), on Fudgie’s Death


“a crazy hall of mirrors, flashing bits of a story from multiple angles.. held together by a strong idosyncratic personal aesthetic. And lots of fake fur”

– Puppetry International
2009, on Growing Up Linda


“light years away from the child-oriented Muppets universe that Jim Henson introduced.”

– Calgary Herald
2011, on Fudgie’s Death and Object/Fetish


“eccentric adult puppetry that oscillates between adorable, abject, campy, and earnest””

 – New Urbanite
2011, Baltimore, on Fudgie’s Death


“..a whole slew of WTF”

– City Paper
2011 (Baltimore), on Fudgie’s Death and Object/Fetish