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By Way of Introduction • Part 2

Shortly after the first email interview that Joan Marie at the Cult of Tarot forum kindly conducted with me, I was gearing up to release my latest Tarot Pack, the Crooked Way Tarot. Apparantly she thought this justified more blather from me, and so we had a second "email interview" exchange that appeared at the Forum shortly after. Here it is....  --------------------------------------------------- A few months ago I had a conversation with Doug Thornsjo, (a.k.a. Freder) of Duck Soup Productions as he was preparing for a re-release of two of his most popular decks, Tinker’s Damn Tarot & Mantegna. But apparently the old saying is true, there is no rest for the wicked as our old friend has so many irons in the...

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Our SECOND Attempt At Video Blogging

Perhaps inspired by all the fun and interesting Tarot Video Blogs that I regularly watch on YouTube, I decided to try it formally on my own. A chance for the people who buy my Tarot packs to get to know the artist, that sort of thing. But as you'll see, I made a terrible host, and was summarily "dealt with" by my other, Editorial self.  Anyway. In this episode you'll see the making of one card design, and the artifact from my own collection that is featured in the design. You'll also get to know the voice behind the introductory logo that begins all my videos, and get a more extended sample of his work. Hope you like it! -- Thorn. www.tarotbyducksoup.com...

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By Way of Introduction • an Interview With the Artist

A short while back, Joan Marie -- founder and webmaster of the wonderful CULT OF TAROT FORUM (you should go there now!) interviewed me by email for the artist's section of the forum, just as it was getting started. That interview is as good an introduction to the whys and wherefores of what you will find here in the hallowed halls of DUCK SOUP PRODUCTIONS as you are likely to get.  Hope you enjoy. And thanks, Joan! • Giving a Tinker's Damn: My Conversation with Duck Soup Post by Joan Marie » Sat May 05, 2018 5:51 pm There is hardly a Tarot collector out there who in not well acquainted with the cards created by Freder (a.k.a. Doug Thornsjo) and distributed through his wildly entertaining website, Duck Soup Productions. Freder’s...

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Oh... "THAT" Oracle...

If you’re reading this now, you’re probably concerned or perhaps offended by a particular one of the decks that I offer: The Golli Oracle. I respect your feelings if you are offended by the premise of the deck or the character it is named for … but in turn, you need to respect that not everyone agrees with you — and not everyone who DISagrees with you is a Monster or a Racist. In his book Buy Golly! (New Cavendish Books, 2005), author Clinton Derricks writes, "If people disagree with a product, they have to learn to deal with it in a mature and adult way. A ban infringes on artists' rights to express themselves freely." I highly recommend Derricks's...

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