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Papier-Mache Monsters: Turn Trinkets and Trash into Magnificent Monstrosities Paperback – Illustrated, Aug. 7 2009
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Step-by-step instructions for creating papier-mâché monstrosities
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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)
From the Back Cover
- Publisher : Gibbs Smith; Illustrated edition (Aug. 7 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1423605551
- ISBN-13 : 978-1423605553
- Item weight : 386 g
- Dimensions : 22.86 x 0.94 x 20.32 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #256,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This would make a great gift for anybody who likes art, humour, especially sculptures.
If you are not already a fan of Dan, this book will teach you how to build sturdy, durable cloth covered paper-mache sculptures and statues, from small to life sized.
This is a great manual for art class projects as well.