Thursday, January 31, 2019

Diana Lax

Diana Lax passed away on Jan. 17, a little over two years after Garth's death. What a dynamic couple they were. Two of the friendliest people you could ever hope to meet. So glad I had a chance to meet them, and learn about the rarest antique paper dolls in their collection. They usually won a trove of ribbons at Convention competitions! This picture is from the 2009 convention in Las Vegas.

I'll miss their smiling faces -- their joy in sharing their paper doll treasures and greeting friends, old and new, at every convention. 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Be Best Paper Doll, MAD magazine

December 2018 issue. And thanks to Bruce Patrick Jones for the heads up!

This issue also has the excellent riff on Edward Gorey's "The Gashlycrumb Tinies." MAD's version is "The Ghastlygun Tinies." It will break your heart.