Truly Trudy One


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Truly Trudy is based on the classic comic paper dolls of the fifties like this butterfly basedKaty Keene from Marge8’s Blog. Katy Keene had lots of friends who got paper dolls too. I never read the Katy Keene comics since they were a bit before my time, but I do remember reading Archie and Veronica on commercial fishing trips and trading the comics back and forth with my sister.

The Paper Collector also has a bunch of these old newspaper and comic paper dolls including Katy Keene And the newspaper paper dolls Mopsy Modes or Boots or Brenda Starr by Dale Messick who was the first women syndicated cartoonist.

Though I’m not totally pleased with everything about Trudy, I do think there are some strong points. Her pose is perfectly comic book, though I don’t know if she’s busty enough to really have that fifties pin up look. Her face I feel mixed about. I don’t really draw open mouths very often and this is really why. She was a bit of an experiment and is one I may come back too another time.

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4 Responses to Truly Trudy One

  1. BeaK says:

    I totally remember Katy Keene. Well, my mom had a bunch of them from when she was a girl. They were so neat, but she never let me play with them cause they were so fragile. She’ll ADORE this paper doll.

  2. Toni says:

    I LOVE her!!! She is my favorite one yet- and I’m a big fan of your paperdolls.

  3. Toni says:

    Hi RLC- I colored this first plate of Trudy. I’d like to share it with you… can I have a working email for you again? Thanks! 🙂

  4. RLC says:

    The contact link should be working, but you can also email me at paperthinpersonas (at) I’d love to see your work, Toni.

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