I've been so busy with the show and everything lately, I haven't had the chance to share this very important item of information - my book recently became available for pre-order! I am pleased as can be to announce that The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer: Activities & Amusements for the Curious Paper Artist will be released on November 2nd!
The Paper Doll Primer is a 160 page fully-illustrated wondrous oddity - equal parts art and craft book. Inside await hundreds of brand-new illustrations, as well as diversions aplenty. Filled to the brim with original paper dolls and clothing, the book also holds a trove of cut + play projects like a paper theater, customizable dolls, interchangeable backdrops, and more.
This slightly peculiar undertaking (an epic paper doll book is not the most common thing in the world, I know) is what I spent most of my 2009 creating. And I worked pretty much non-stop on it - sun-up to sun-down many days. There are thousands of hours of work and care wrapped up in that little tome, and I really hope that it's a delight to look through and play with.
I'll keep you posted as we get closer to the release date, especially concerning events, etc. I'm so happy it's coming out in time for the Winter holidays...already my very favorite time of year.
It's a peculiar, slightly-lonely thing to make a book, especially when one is used to sharing what they make more or less when they make it.