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The May/June 2018 issue of DOLLS features52 four-color pages. This issue includes a feature on Pat and Garel Moulton’s dollmaking teamwork; an excerpt from Jack Johnston’s new book Professional Doll Making; tutorials for painting, outfitting, and photographing your dolls; a look at the plastic pop stars of the ’60s and ’70s; and more!



8              Birth of a Creation: A lot of time, energy, and ingenuity go into bringing a resin BJD to life, By Stephanie Finnegan

17           Picture Perfect: Take better photos of your dolls using these tipsm By Amy Sprouse

20           Professional Doll Making: Jack Johnston’s book shares his story, outlines steps needed to build a business in dolls, By Jack Johnston

24           Spring into Steampunk: A BJD costume fit for a steampunk queen, By Grace Goodman, Photos by Aviel Goodman

32           Pattern Making: Make patterns for your dolls with just a few simple supplies, By Betty Ruth “Little Reb” Burchfield

36           Doll Face: Repaint or restore a doll, By Amy Sprouse

40           Plastic Pop Stars: Pop culture reflected in dolls of the ’60s and ’70s, By A. Glenn Mandeville


6              Publisher’s Letter
35           Doll Scene
39           News & Notes
44           Antique Q&A
46           Curious Collector
47           Portraits
48           Paper Doll
50           Event Calendar
50           Classifieds
50           Advertiser Index