Abadab is an African monkey. Alongside Crow, he appears with Kibii Kabooka Kibing out of a cloud of dust with the strangest challenge you ever saw, like something from a TV game show. Only not – this challenge will make you wiser, whether you like it or not, around issues linked to HIV. Abadab doesn’t speak, but his zany eyes light up with enough expression for five monkeys.

More from Jim Kroupa: “Working off Michael’s drawings, you need to figure out how the puppet will get across the emotions in the script. What intrigued me about the HIV project was the sensitivity of the subject. The monkey is our comic relief character.”