Sunday, December 2, 2018

Remembering Sandy Vanderpool

John and Sandy Vanderpool at the 2012 convention in Dayton, Ohio.

The paper doll community lost Sandy Vanderpool, a wonderful friend and artist, on Nov. 28. 

Jenny Taliadoros said it best:

Sandy's life force was so big it's impossible for any one person to sum it up. So I think we all should pay tribute to Sandy in the next issue of OPDAG. I would love to get your testimonials, thoughts, memories, etc., whether a brief sentence or several paragraphs. You're welcome to email me directly at or send a Facebook message. 

Be sure to get your message to Jenny before Dec. 15.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Vote and the choice is yours, ca. 1980s

This postcard was a find at the old St. Marks bookstore in the 1980s. Bleak and cynical.

I'm fascinated with political ephemera that speaks to the fears of the time.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of that kind of ephemera around these days, but it lives mostly online.

Fortunately for us, Democracy and Decency are on the ballot today. Vote.