The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer: Activities & Amusements for the Curious Paper Artist is a 160 page fully illustrated wondrous oddity - equal parts art and craft book. Inside await hundreds of brand-new illustrations by Emily W. Martin, 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 book is packed full of loveliness—stunning paper dolls, creative paper projects, even a stellar toy theater, all with Emily's unique blend of irreverent sweetness. Please be seated with smelling salts nearby: Fainting might occur. It's that good.”
“It's like getting to play with the characters of Emily's paintings and step a little closer into their world.”
--Jenny Hart, author of Sublime Stitching and Embroidered Effects
“The world of Emily Martin is enchanting, exquisite, and ethereal. Behind the soft hues and the peaches-and-cream palette, one can see a lively and fertile mind at work. An aching and mysterious sweetness blends with beguiling touches of the enigmatic and the peculiar, and the results are often remarkably sublime.”
--Richard Sala, author of Peculia, Delphine, and Cat Burglar Black