Our friend Nathan “Patches” Pim is a Florida-based member of Food Not Bombs who serves meals to the homeless, and to Occupy activists.

But he’s also an artist whose vibrant, aggrieved puppets and their forlorn stories bring the economic issues roiling his state to the stage. Pims’ puppet show in Tampa’s Ybor neighborhood went on Monday night after the day’s protests of the Republican National Convention were dampened by rain.