Pg 8 Editor’s Letter
Pg.13 Mens’ POV
Pg.15 Newsfront: Musée de la Poupée
Pg.17 Events: GAW 2017
Pg.18 Newsfront: GlamourOz Dolls
Pg.20 Newsfront: Kingdom Doll Contest
Pg.22 The New Artists
Pg.25 Introducing Phyn & Aero
Pg.80 Last Look, by KimLondon
Pg.28 Cover Girl: Black Dragon
Pg.32 Living in The Doll’s House With Terry Brown
By Cindi Mortensen
Pg.38 Made To Move
By Angela Nielsen
Pg.40 Cold War Collectors
By Pat Henry
Pg.48 Chic On The Cheap
By Ian Price
Pg.54 Adventures in House Hunting
By Paul Bruce & James Kirwan
Pg.57 The Pink Bubbles Salon
By Ernesto Padro-Campos
Pg.62 Nelvana of The Northern Lights
By Glenn Mielke
Pg. 68 The Great Outdoors
By Ian Price & KimLondon
Pg. 74 Adventure Land
By Michaela Unbehau
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This is the perfect time of year to play dolls! The weather is great, and the light is just right to set up some photos, or take a little trip, whether it is to an event like the JamieShow convention in Chicago, or the upcoming Barbie Convention in Houston. Our editors were truly inspired, too, as you will love the eye candy produced by Kim McGrorry, Michaela Unbehau, Ian Price and Ernesto Padró-Campos. We also have a clever portfolio created by Glenn Mielke about a character I had not heard of, named Nelvana. I am always thrilled and excited to see what these talented contributors bring to our pages every time. I enjoy reading FDQ as much as you do!
Some articles are filled with info and doll history, but others are just plain fun. Take a look at Cindi Mortensen’s Ziplining comic saga, or Angela Nielsen’s adventures with her fashionable friends. Peruse the news- Phyn & Aero’s new offerings, the latest from Kingdom Doll’s contest, Jozef Szekeres’ return to the doll world, or the latest gorgeous model in the JamieShow line, Ling Lang. If you are going to Europe this summer, please be sure to get to the Musée de la Poupée. They currently have a great show on “Dolls of The Eighties”, but it will be their last. They will be moving from their current location, but there is no assurance that they will reopen, so please support this rare and wonderful part of our hobby.
Michaela does double duty in this issue with a feature on the hottest makeover artists, and we chat with Terry Brown, who shares with us her amazing doll house. Every detail is lovingly rendered for her dolls, and will surely inspire you as she has me, to up my prop game. Speaking of homes, Paul Bruce looks back at Barbie’s Family House. This is my favorite Barbie abode because I still have my childhood house. The mod graphics and hot colors inspire me to this day. I still want to create a bold black and white entryway in my own home one of these days; I just can’t tell my husband.
We hope you take some time to sit back and take in all the fun things in this issue. The best thing about magazines is that they can take you away from a computer screen. Take it to the beach or the lake and get away from all the madness that is the internet. Of course, if you prefer, you can always download the magazine and read it on your table t while on the train or the plane, jetting off to vacation or convention. Either way, we have got you covered, so enjoy!
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