Spring 2016 Paper Doll
drawn by Larry Bassin
Larry Bassin has long been an established artist in the paper doll community. His first published book was Sisters Sweet Paper Dolls. He has a colorful style that is a favorite with collectors. The sweet poems that he often includes with his paper dolls add even more charm to his work. His paper dolls are reminiscent of children’s magazines and storybooks from the first half of the 20th century, with clean lines, bold colors and detailed backgrounds.
He has created paper dolls covering a variety of subjects. Perhaps the largest collection has been inspired by the classic newspaper comic paper dolls such as Brenda Starr, Katy Keene and Mopsy Modes.
Larry has been a long-time contributor to OPDAG’s Paper Doll Studio magazine. His work has appeared in several doll magazines and has been featured on the cover of Paperdoll Review.
Larry’s artwork style captures the sweetness of childhood and this new paper doll “The Right Thing to Do,” done especially for DOLL NEWS, is just another example of how he captures the hearts of collectors.