A40. Start Making Paper Everyone!

A40. Start Making Paper Everyone!

A40. Tanya and Donna Thomas. Start Making Paper Everyone! Santa Cruz, California: Peter and Donna Thomas, 1986.

14 x 11 cm (5 5/8” x 4¼”), 16 pages, 18 copies.

Binding: Blue cloth over boards. Title on label on cover. End sheets blue. Paper: Brown speckled, handmade by Tanya Thomas (age 3) and Suzanne Thomas (age 1) with assistance from Peter Thomas. Typography: Handwritten by Donna Thomas. Illustration: Two linocuts by Donna Thomas based on drawings by Tanya and Suzanne Thomas.

“As an afternoon project, Peter made paper with Tanya and Suzanne. Afterwards, Tanya and Suzanne drew pictures of themselves making paper and Tanya told Donna the story of what they had done. Donna wrote that story down and a few days later put the story and the two drawings together to make this book.”  

Peter and Donna Thomas