Author Jessica Max Stein, who published an 84-page biography on Muppeteer Richard Hunt in August 2009, will conclude her follow-up “zine tour” with a bookstore event in Chicago, IL on Sunday, January 10th, 2010.
Richard Hunt worked with Jim Henson’s productions for 20 years up until his death in 1992 of AIDS-related complications. He performed such popular Muppet characters as Scooter, Janice, Beaker and Sweetums, Fraggle Rock’s Junior Gorg and Gunge, and Sesame Street’s Don Music and Forgetful Jones.
Stein’s ‘zine The Rainbow Connection: Richard Hunt, Gay Muppeteer is available through MicrocosmPublishing.com.
Stein’s blog offers an extended interview with Richard Hunt’s mother Jane and her partner Arthur Miller, including archive photos.
Related post: 4.06.2009 — Muppets/Jim Henson News Round-Up