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The May/June 2023 issue of DOLLS is 48 full-color pages and features a look back at Mel Odom’s creation of fashion-doll icon Gene Marshall, fashion BJD artist Alena Amicus, BJD artist Joyce Mathews, and more! 


7 Island Dreams 
Alena Amicus Settles Into New Life in Britain 
By Joyce Greenholdt 

10 LuLu Tatum’s Creations  
Are a Kaleidoscope of Creativity 
By Pam North 

12 Mel Odom 
Gene’s Heart and Soul 
By Anne Monday 

BJD1 DOLLS Presents BJDs 

BJD4 Linda Macario 
Remains Fascinated by BJDs 
By Joyce Greenholdt 

BJD6 Ode to Joy 
Joyce Mathews Launches New Joy Forever BJD Line 
By Stephanie Finnegan 

BJD10 Shows of Note 
Previews of PNW BJD Expo, Resin Rose BJD Expo, and BJDC Texas 

33 House of Nisbet 
Snapshots Back in Time 
By Karen B. Kurtz 

6 Editor’s Notebook 
B10 Shows of Note 
40 Curious Collector 
41 Classifieds 
42 Doll Scene 
43 Portraits 
44 Paper Doll 
46 Event Calendar 
46 Advertiser Index