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Papier-Mâché Monsters: Turn Trinkets and Trash into Magnificent Monstrosities by [Dan Reeder, and Dan Reeder Photographs by Julie Jeff]

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For lovers of the truly grotesque, Reeder (Make Something Ugly for a Change) provides detailed photo instructions for large figures constructed of clothes hangers, newspaper, and glue. Cloth skin, teeth, and slathered-on paint finish them off. The toothy dragons are particularly effective.

--Roy Futterman, Advertising Director "School Library Journal/ Library Journal" (10/19/2009 12:00:00 AM)

I first met Dan Reeder over twenty-five years ago, while strolling through an art fair in our shared hometown. I was, I remember, bored out of my mind and heading back to my car, when I suddenly caught a glimpse of something out ahead of me, hanging high in an artist's booth. My adrenalin started flowing. Boredom had morphed into pure desire. I could have knocked someone down as I made my way toward the object of my instant affection, and when I finally stood almost directly under it, I found myself gazing up at a large ochre-colored, multi-fanged, drool-festooned, wall-eyed dragon. Be still my heart. And as I looked around the booth, I saw other humorous-but-also-edgy-looking beasts. I had entered the world of Dan Reeder, and I suppose, looking back on it now, it was inevitable that we would quickly become good friends. (I think Dan and I make each other feel normal.)

Fast-forwarding to the present time, I initially thought Dan was a little crazy for writing a how-to book that reveals all his secrets on how to make such unique creatures from such un-unique materials. (Personally, I would never show anyone how to draw a cow--the udders alone took me years to master.) But he assured me he really wanted to do this. I guess it's the teacher in him. And, in truth, I'm not one to argue that the world doesn't need more monsters, be they made of papier and/or cloth maché, as demonstrated in Dan's entertaining new book, or flesh and blood, as demonstrated by the one standing behind you right now.

(P.S. Yes, I bought the dragon.)

--Gary Larson, Farside Creator "Farside" (10/23/2009 12:00:00 AM) --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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He lives in Seattle, Washington. Learn more secrets at papermachemonsters.com.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005Z5MF1M
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gibbs Smith (Sept. 1 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 19541 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 147 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 262 ratings

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Hello. My name is Dan Reeder. I am a paper m&acirc;ch&eacute; artist living in Seattle, Washington. I have been doing my own non-traditional version of paper m&acirc;ch&eacute; for four decades. I've published several books on the subject. The two that are most current are, &quot;Papier M&acirc;ch&eacute; Monsters: Turning Trinkets and Trash into Magnificent Monstrosities&quot;, and &quot;Paper Mache Dragons. The monster book is the most comprehensive. The dragon book more specialized for those who are mostly interested in making dragons. They both offer step-by-step instructions on how to make some great art. I have made many time-lapse videos of my projects which augment the books wonderfully. You can find them on Youtube. Just search my name or &quot;Gourmet Paper Mache&quot; (the name of my channel).

My goal for many years has been to change the face of paper m&acirc;ch&eacute; from one of balloons and piggy banks to a medium with unlimited possibilities. Please check out my website, GourmetPaperMache.com, and my blog, PaperMacheBlog.com for more information.

While paper m&acirc;ch&eacute; is my claim to fame, I'm most proud of my children's book, &quot;William's Treasure.&quot; This is a story about a little dragon who lives a simple, carefree life. That is, until he encounters a mega-store during one of his wanderings. He life changes as he accumulates (hoards) all manner of &quot;stuff.&quot;

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