What more can I say? SF Isabella needs to fold an origami mic so she can drop it!
What more can I say? SF Isabella needs to fold an origami mic so she can drop it!
The SFs came through with MORE awesome posters and even a comic! The one above is by SF Origamaster! If you want to make one, too, just submit it with the word SHOWCASE in the title!
See if you can follow this: A SF called Origami Dipper Pines made an Origami Dipper Pines. And it’s awesome! He also made Mabel, as you can see. And check out his stooky BBPLATE below!
Above: By Obi John Kenobi SFs! I’m so proud of you! These posters are great! I hope many more of you will make your own, too. I think the posters can do other people good, but I also think you will feel good making your own. I know I did! […]
SFs, you have probably heard the terrible news that because of the election, a few (but TOO MANY) students are bullying other students who are minorities. They are chanting “Build the Wall,” “Heil Hitler” and other stupid things. They are saying and scrawling stupid things, too. And they are hurting […]
Hello SFs, as you know, I have tried to keep politics off this site. But the whole world just changed and there’s something I’d like to say about it. It’s not as nice as it was before. Don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about Trump’s ability to be president […]
Hey SFs! Hope you had a great Halloween! From the looks of these costumes, some of you really rocked it! Hey look, there’s me and Cece as Ookla and Thundarr the Barbarian!
Hey SFs! If you have made your costume but haven’t submitted it yet: stop reading and submit it (with the word Halloween in the title) If you haven’t made a costume… here’s an idea for a really fast fix: BAGAGAMI! Get a paper bag. Get a character. I picked: Ookla […]
SFs, STOOKINESS is not only FRESHER than ever, it’s also Fizzpopping right now! Sam is posting brand new origami about twice a week, so make sure you keep an eye on it. Otherwise, you might miss stuff like Danzilla’s Rocket Raccoon, above! IMPORTANT: Don’t forget that Sam is going to […]
Our next showcase will be for Halloween Costumes and Pumpkins! Anything even vaguely connected to Star Wars, Rocket and Groot, Inspector Flytrap, etc… counts! Don’t ask, just make it, photo it and send it in!!!!! (Make sure the TITLE has the word HALLOWEEN in it!) Folding your own costume is […]
I’ve written a LOT of books! Seven of them are about Origami Yoda (and friends), but there are lots more and I hope you’ll give them a try. I’ve grouped them by AGE RANGE here, but I hope you won’t ever think you’re too old to have fun with Flytrap […]
Hey SFs! So much great stuff in the latest batch of SuperFolder Stookiness posts, including this awesome Han Foldo by SF Guaton! (Great folding AND great photo! These finger puppets often look best when actually on your finger, especially in good lighting!) Keep ’em coming! Trying to get Sam to […]
I’m so excited about Halloween coming up!!! I love seeing what you guys come up with! Like JJTheFolder who made the amazing Cad Bane costume above! See? Totally stookiness! In case you don’t have Art2D2, here are Kellen’s instrux for folding a costume… go for it! Don’t submit them just […]
Wow, SFs, if you go to SF Stookiness right now, you will see awesome origami that was submitted as recently as YESTERDAY! Not 2 weeks ago, not two months ago, YESTERDAY!!! I am loving this new system!!! Webmaster Sam is a bit grouchy about it and is, of course, asking […]
WHEW!!! That was wild! I am so glad we did it! All that origami!! Just incredible. If you haven’t been following Stooktember, click on SuperFolder Stookiness and just keep clicking and scrolling and check out the HUNDREDS of new posts! One of my favorites is the ONE PIECE Van Jahnke […]
This has been a wild ride!!! Looking at 100 (or so) pictures of Star Wars origami everyday has been a ton of fun for me and Sam! Especially when a single photo has 100 origami figures in it, like OrigamiRJs pic above! SO, click on SUPERFOLDER STOOKINESS and scroll and […]
WOW! Posting 100 (or so) posts a day means that Sam and I are seeing an insane amount of Stookiness every day!!!! So much greatness!!! I am so amazed by you SFs!!!!! If you’re not keeping up with STOOKTEMBER, then you are missing stuff like Creepster567’s Cantina Hammerhead! (Now know […]
Hey SFs! I hope you are enjoying this, I know I am!!! 100 (or so) new posts EVERY DAY during Stooktember… like this fantastic cover Yoda from SF SonOfDarthPaper! Even though the Origami is being posted at LIGHTSPEED it will still be searchable using the search box in the future. […]
IT’S finally happening! Stooktember means 100+ posts every day… unless Webmaster Sam is trapped in the toilet (again) or something! The plan here is to UPLOAD the whole enormous backlog of STOOKINESS posts and then start over! Hopefully, the result will be the chance to send in your origami and […]
Hey Sfs! I’m back from the FUZZY AND FLYTRAP tour! Starting at the top, left photo, you can see that I: *Ran into another person who makes his living with a Yoda puppet! *Saw the Spanish versions of the books in a store for the first time in Florida! *Taught […]
Hey SFs! Webmaster Sam has started eating my chips… that can only mean one thing. It’s time for me to go on a booktour, while Webmaster Sam housesits, eats chips and hopefully updates the Website! If you’re in Florida or Georgia, I’d love for you to come to one of […]
The Halloween Costume Showcase is one of my favorite things we do around here! Basically, you just fold something REALLY BIG and put it on! Here’s how 8BB describes his ChewBAGga costume, above: Chewbagga is really special to me. The way you make him is to get a cardboard bag, […]
I love that Rogue One is going to have an Imperial Astromech that looks just like R2! To fold him, just start with black paper and use your favorite R2 folding pattern. Maybe this one from the book, Art2-D2: (PS: The book also has some black paper in it!)
FUZZY is out NOW!!!! I’m very happy that Fuzzy received a Starred Review from Kirkus! And we’ve had some nice reviews from other places, too! This is my newest book and one that I am really excited about. I wrote it with a science fiction author named, Paul Dellinger, and […]
SuperFolder Emperorewok asked: I read all 3 of the Qwikpick papers series but now I need to know if they are real. Did you actually find papers written by the characters? Is this partly a true story and you just added more detail? Please answer! I can’t rest until I […]
Hey SFs… The museum exhibit turned out to be pretty hard to photograph, so I never posted about it. So, when the box of origami came back to me, I thought I’d make a video of me going through it. You’ll Cover Yoda, Emperor Pickletine (with mummified pickle), Art2d2 and […]
SFs, you’ve probably heard by now that Kenny Baker just passed away. Not only was he Artoo-Detoo, he was also Fidgit in another of my favorite movies, Time Bandits. SF Isabella made this incredible kirigami version of an Art2d2 with removable dome and Kenny inside. It’s basically a paper version […]
Hello SFs, this is Webmaster Sam. This is a longish post, but if you are interested in the future of this site, please read it all. As you know, there is a two month OR MORE wait to get your submissions posted on SF Stookiness. Tom and I were talking […]
Hey SFs!!! I’m excited to tell you about these new books that I wrote and Cece Bell illustrated (and made cool comics for). Inspector Flytrap is a plant who wants to be the World’s Greatest Detective. His assistant Nina pushes him around on a skateboard so he can solve crimes. […]
SF KatieFromIreland folded an origami El Deafo and… just look at how clever it is! I wish I’d thought of making one this way!!
First of all… how cool is this Origami Rocket by SF Banthamot? (Answer: Monsterly Cool times 3.14) Thank you to EVERYONE who has read Rocket and Groot Stranded on Planet Stripmall!!! It looks like it’s going to be coming out in FRENCH! Meanwhile, I’ve finished writing and illustrating book 2 […]
Hey SFs… You may or may not know that in addition to Star Wars and origami, I also like stuff like good old fashioned monsters. Recently, I decided to draw all the monsters from the old Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual. It’s around 300 monsters! (Note: The manual lists many […]
Sorry for the VERY obvious Who You Gonna Fold pun, but … The new Ghostbusters movie may not be appropriate for all of you SFs… but when you’re old enough you’ll find lots of funny stuff and some pretty awesome action! It’s hard to believe some internet trolls didn’t think […]
Hey SFs…. Some of you may have seen my book Fake Mustache which is about a kid with a Fake Mustache trying to become president …. and take over the world! MWA HA HA! 8 years ago, the books was inspired by two main things: 1. Glenn’s Fair Price Store […]
Howdy SFs… SlyArch has been busy!!! He tells me he completed the 1,000 Yoda challenge, but the pictures are of what he’s been doing SINCE then! Some of these use what he calls the SlyArch Base. I haven’t quite got it figured out yet, but his results speak for themselves… […]
SFs… Our country is going through a rough time and it’s hard for me to know what to say. But I have to say something. We have a rule to keep politics off of this site, but this shouldn’t be political. Three words — Black Lives Matter — that are […]
HI SFs! No, I’m not really a professor, but right now I’m a “writer in residence” at Hollins University. This means I stay on campus, give a couple of “lectures,” and most importantly meet with students about the books they are writing. The museum exhibit I’ve mentioned before is also […]
First of all, SF abadfoldingaboutthis has a great name! Second of all, just check out these stooky WAMPA instrux!
I’m just back from the Ann Arbor Comics Arts Fest — which was a lot of fun! I held a workshop that was half drawing crazy Rocket and Groot pictures and half folding Star Wars origami. Hopefully there is a picture up top of me holding a big handful of […]
SF ReturnOfTheCheeto1 inspired this post with his wacky mashup of Veronica the Tape Dispenser and Gizmo the Annoying Singing Calculator! So then I went looking for some other mashups and found these by CJ and PsychoFolder! Stooky!
I can’t read Japanese, but I think I know what this squirrel is saying… And I can take a guess at DODO and NO DODO:
It looks like my favorite movie-makers are at it again! If you haven’t seen Origami Yoda: The Series before …. Back in the days when OrigamiYoda.com allowed comments, these SuperFolders got together and started making videos over the internet. They would film their parts, email them in and edit them […]
Hey SFs! I have been crazy busy working on Rocket and Groot 2. I’ve also had some fun digging deep into my origami stashes to put together pieces for an exhibit that Cece and I will be part of later this summer at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. You can […]
Great drawing of Rocket here, but look close and you’ll see that Ryan864 has his own Veronica, the Super-Intelligent Tape Dispenser! STOOKY!!! Speaking of Rocket and Groot… you guys found the big OY Easter Egg in there?
Hey SFs! A new SuperFolder, SF TendauBendon3, has made a new design that really impressed me! And then he sent in instructions! I’ll let the SF tell you about it: Hello i just joined my name is tendaubendon3 Tendau Bendon is a male Ithorian senater. He supported chancellor Valorum. A […]
This is our first ever Surprise Showcase! Since we have a too big waiting list (two months) I asked Webmaster Sam to find as many troopers as he could for a surprise showcase! So, from Clones to First Orders… here are some STOOKY Stormtroopers. (No snottroopers, tho)
Wow! Very ROCKETY!!! Thanks for helping me celebrate my new book by drawing Rocket! Hopefully my boss at Marvel/Disney won’t see this, since most of you draw better than I do… And the winner- chosen randomly – is STOOKYWAFFLES! And Eggman, since I used yours as the featured image, you’ll […]
Hey SFs!!! A lot of folks online are doing this grid thing called ArtVsArtist, so I thought I’d try it to. You guys know all these characters, right? Except maybe not my old comic book character, Sawfish Larry. Here’s some news: 1) I just got back from an event at […]
You must follow these cool instrux by SF Cammy! MUST!!!!
At last! The origami battle we’ve all been waiting for! Kylogami Ren vs. Origami Rey!!!! Make Rey, then make Kylo… and recreate that wild battle on Starkiller Base! Or click the How To Fold button on the right to find instructions for many more characters. Use the search box to […]
It’s always sad when a SuperFolder disappears from the site. Some make a big exit…. some just stop coming. To me it can be like losing a friend. So it’s GREAT when a missing SF comes back! That’s why I was so happy to see SF BraceFace again! (He’s Creepy_Pasta […]
The tradition around here is to release instructions for a new character for May the Fourth. This year, it’ll be Rey. Rey is such an amazing character and I think we are going to find her even more amazing in the next movie! And, since we’ve already got Kylo-gami Ren […]
Hey SFs!!! It’s hard to believe we ever got this far… but Qwikpick 3 is out today. My Qwikpick series has never been as popular as Origami Yoda. (Not even close.) Qwikpick is the underdog. Which fits because it’s a book about kids who are underdogs. But they’ve got a […]
HEY SFs!!!!! Just got back from the Rocket and Groot book tour and I’ve got a lot to tell you guys: 1) Rocket and Groot is out there and I hope you guys are enjoying it. If you see it in a store, at least pick it up so you […]
Wow, I still can’t believe this exists! A real TV commercial for my Rocket and Groot book, featuring not only Rocket and Groot, but my own character, Veronica the Tape Dispenser. (And Debbie Don’s Dance Dojo which was an Easter Egg for you Fortune Wookiee readers!!!!) By the way, we […]
Hey SFs! This is actually two small tours and I’m in the middle of the first right now and headed to Richmond Va tomorrow. These are some pics from along the way… Above is the real Mr Hutchinson!! Here’s a great Cover Yoda! I opened it up and it seemed […]
Howdy SFs! The Rocket and Groot tour is going to go through North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland/Wash. DC. Wish I could go everywhere, but I can’t! So I hope a bunch of you will be able to make it to one of these shows: Thursday, March 24th – Flyleaf […]
This post got my attention because of the nice drawing of Kellen. Then I tried folding the Luke Skyfolder…. it’s really good! (I got a little lost around step 8, but it all worked out…)
Hey SFs! Man am I excited about having a commercial on TV for my new book!!! It’s crazy!!!!! BUt I haven’t actually seen it on TV yet. (I don’t have cable tv) If any of you see it, take a photo of it on your tv and submit it! The […]
SFs!!! You always rise to the challenge! This showcase is AMAZING!!! That’s LukeSkyFolder18 above! And lots more stookiness below! -Tom Note from Sam: Sorry, Condude4545, your photo wouldn’t straighten out.
MY new book is out! Rocket and Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall! Rocket and Groot (and Veronica the superintelligent tape dispenser) have crashlanded in a bookstore or library near you!!! And I’ve made a video to teach you how to fold your own Rocket Raccoon!! But remember, this book […]
Sad news today, Superfolders. Tony Dyson has passed away. Dyson, along with Ralph McQuarrie, of course, created R2D2. Here’s a picture of him with Art2D2, along with what I’m pretty sure is my first — OF MANY — R2.
Make a SCENE! Any scene! (Like SF JPANDA did with BB8 and Rey!) Submit it SOON with the word SCENE in the title! (MUST!) Sam will put it in the showcase!
Kylo Ren in the snow, by SF LukeSkyfolder1 Hey SFs!!! SF Psychofolder suggested a showcase where you make a whole origami SCENE!!! Let’s do it!! Make a scene from ANY movie. And I mean any Star Wars movie or ANY other movie you’re excited about. Your scene doesn’t need to […]
Got a crush on someone else who’s read Origami Yoda? This twist card will be perfect! Or how about someone who likes Rocket Raccoon? Give them this card now and the book next month: Fake Mustache fan? Try this: Maybe, they like the Qwikpick series? How about a Rat (with […]
If you (or your parents) are on Twitter, you can do this so easily and a kid who doesn’t have great access to books will get a free one from Disney, thru FirstBook.org. Take a picture of a book or a bunch of books or a whole shelf of books… […]
I just wanted to tell you SFs how much I LOVE SuperFolder Stookiness!* It seems like we’ve been seeing some really amazing stuff there lately! I look at every post — although I sometimes skim past the ones that are just some random picture off the internet. But it makes […]
SF Leroy Ketchup has made a startling discovery…. Could this be the REAL thing?? Ive seen videos from this company on Youtube before… but this is an older video. From the days before YouTube! And heres a close-up of the song/video list: What do you think? Is it the REAL […]
I don’t have my hands on the actual book yet, but my editor sent me this photo. It’s for real! More than a comic book! More than a novel! More than a movie! More than an office supply catalog! It’s like nothing the galaxy has ever seen! But the galaxy […]
https://www.humblebundle.com/books Yes, SFs! This is legit! You can get Origami Yoda as an eBook for ANY AMOUNT you want to donate to charity! You can get the other novels by donating at certain amounts. I get nothing out of this, but I’m 100% behind it because Doctors without Borders is […]
Hey SFs!!! I hope you had a great 2015 and will have an even better 2016! I’ve got some news for you about the future of the Origami Yoda books, other books, this site and even… the possible return of the TalkZone! But that will be in a separate post. […]
Hey SFs!!! As we head into 2016, I wanted to tell you guys what I know about the future of Origami Yoda series, my other books, the Website and even… The Talkzone! This is going to be a HUGE year for me… with 6 new books coming out and 4 […]
The Real Mr GCF stopped by to get a selfie with Soapy and say HAVE A HEALTHY NEW YEAR! Soapy said : @&!&@$!! — Hey SFs! I’ll have some BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS coming on New Years Day about upcoming books and … the possible return of the Talkzone? (WHAT????!?!?!) -Tom —- Superfolders…. […]
Hey SFs! Thought you might enjoy last year’s 12 Days… Have a great break and I’ll see you soon!
WOW!!!! Superfolders, you constantly amaze me! This is an AWESOME showcase!!! 43 Entries! And a lot of them have multiple figures in them! (Like OPThomasJujube’s poster above.) That is a LOT of origami! In coming years, lots of people are going to make origami based on these new StarWars characters… […]
This is going to be an amazing showcase, folks! Just look at this amazing shot by SF LukeSkyfolder! Great origami, great idea, great photo! Don’t be left out! Send in your own great photos TODAY!!!!! (To do that, submit your photo with the letters “TFA” in the title.)
WOW!!! SF Isabella’s BB-8 is Stooooooky!!!! Don’t forget to send in YOUR The Force Awakens origami for the TFA showcase! Just be sure to include TFA in the title! And if you have previously sent in TFA origami, feel free to repost it with TFA in the title!
Hey SFs!!!! You getting excited? Excited enough to make some Force Awakens Origami for a showcase? Everybody will be busy watching the movie on Thurs and Fri (and probably Sat) so let’s plan to show this showcase on Sunday. That means you’ve got a week to make something awesome and […]
Revisited the scene of the crime while in DC on a mini book tour! Looking at it again, I have to say that Kellen’s airplane must have been really good to make it all the way to the X1!
Saturday, Dec. 5, I’ll be at the Smithsonian with fellow Star Wars authors Adam Gidwitz, Alex Bracken and Tony Diterlizzi. (And maybe C3P0?) 1:00 – 3:00pm Star Wars book signing Location: National Museum of American History (14th Street & Constitution Ave, NW) Main Store, located on the second floor, near […]
MasterFolder John sent in this Tree-Tree-8, which is so funny I had to send it straight to the front page!
Okay, so I bought the box of Mini Trix so I could get a toy — and I got lucky and got BB8! — and also because the box is awesome! But then… what am I supposed to do with all that Trix? How about an art project? You saw […]
SF Tynuviel says: “I actually didn’t want to contribute to the Unturkey thing since I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but because I’m into Rebels now, I had this idea. I didn’t want to exclude Chopper so he’s the ring (although I don’t wear a ring in real life).” That’s the great […]
Step one: make an outline of your hand. Step two: Turn it into ANYTHING other than a turkey. As seen in Art2D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling and Unturkeys…
It’s been so long since we did an Ask Tom that some of these questions were getting pretty old! I hope the people that asked them are still around and that other people find the answers interesting… Q: Tom, I have a BIG question. When ever I go to Talk […]
Hey SFs!! When I was a kid I loved to draw pictures from books by Ed Emberley. The books are still out there and I really recommend them!!! Lately, I got a hold of great set of magic markers and re-discovered the fun of drawing Ed Style. Even though Ed […]
Hey SFs!!! I hope you all had fun on Halloween! I eventually gave up on wearing my Rocket Raccoon origami hat… it was too big and kept flopping around. But that’s pretty much the story with every Halloween costume I’ve ever had… part way thru Halloween you ditch it. (Maybe […]
Just imagine that Webmaster Sam wasn’t too lazy to photoshop the logo on there ….
I’m decided to give people a little more time to submit their photos, in case they were too busy eating candy to do it Halloween night. So this is the LAST call for entries…
Here are instructions for a super EZ Rocket hat/costume, complete with a tail hanging down in the back. You can be pretty sloppy about this and it will still work out! These photo instructions are a little more confusing than nice Kellen-drawn instructions, but… Kellen is “busy” right now…. Start […]
Exciting news about Star Wars Episode 7 today and not really a spoiler… just the great news that Nien Nunb will be in the movie!! As you know, I love Nien Nunb! I think he is very important to Return of the Jedi, both as far as the plot — […]
Yes! This! This! Great folding and great decorating adding up to a great scene! Nice work, SF Luke Skyfolder18!
Showcase is right around the corner! I hope you SFs are cooking up some awesome stuff! (See previous post from showcase details….) Here’s a classic: SF Lou’s combination costume/pumpkin Ewok!
Hey SFs!!! Well… As far as news. I have been crazy busy this whole month. A booktour, New York Comic Con, Virginia Children’s Book Festival and more to come. The big book news lately was the Han Foldo paper pack I posted earlier. Did any of you find it??? I […]
Hey SFs!! I want to give you a heads-up about a new item you may see in stores. Right off the bat, let me tell you: This is NOT a new Origami Yoda novel. Nor is it a book of Superfolders’ stookiest submissions. That would be really stooky, but that’s […]
Hey SFs!!! My book, Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Darkside, is in stores now, with Alex Bracken’s A New Hope and Adam Gidwitz’s Empire Strikes Back. If you’d like to hear an excerpt from the audiobook… Click here. I asked you SFs to help me celebrate […]
Up top is the awesome Ewok submitted by SF Harry Potter! You’re going to submit something, too, right? Deadline is coming up on Sunday! (Or Monday) So fold it and submit it! Anything or anyone from Return of the Jedi! Just remember to use the word RETURN in your submission […]
Howdy SFs! First, an apology. The Stookiness hasn’t been updated like it should lately. Webmaster Sam has a lot of stuff going on other than this site… mostly Top Secret Potato Chip Espionage… and sometimes I do too. So, whenever you check the site and find that it’s not updated, […]
It’s video instructions for Kylogami Ren! Or, if you’d rather have Kellen’s written instructions… Click on the images to make them big enough so you can see what you’re doing!
Start rustling up some Black Paper! (Got any left from Art2D2?) It’s almost time to start folding! I’m going to post the instrux TONIGHT (Thursday) to help you pass the time in case you are waiting to go to the Toy Store at 12:01 AM. P.S. Are you as blown […]
In addition to all the SFs on this site, there are also SFs making stuff but not posting it. SF Kotaro has been folding up a storm in secret… Luckily I met him in person and he showed me what he was doing… Using a modified Darth Paper fold to […]
I had such a great time last night throwing planes around on a nice, late summer evening! I want to encourage all of you to get out there and do some throwing, too. As you may know, Harvey’s Darth Flyer airplane isn’t much of an airplane. And the basic glider […]
***Always double check to make sure events are really happening before you make the drive….*** If you’re in the Roanoke area, I’ll be at the GeekMob event at Center in the Square this Sunday, Aug 23rd around 2!!! And then comes September which will be a WILD month for me! […]
hey SFs… I’ve been working on Rocket and Groot today and thought I’d give you a little peek at the book…. And here’s the official synopsis: After battling deadly space piranhas in Sector 7 of the Cosmos, Rocket and Groot crash-land on a planet made up of strip malls, maniacal […]
Hey SFs! I’m back from vacation. It was a working vacation, of course, with a library visit — met some cool SuperFolders! — and a little folding and some Rocket and Groot work. I hope you guys all had a great summer and that school won’t keep you too busy […]
This is what happened when I ran the OY cover through the Google Dreams App!
SuperFolder Origamiyoda30 Yes, I am the mexican SF that lives in Mexico, and maybe you have guessed I read OY books in Spanish (that, btw, there are just three here). I am not expecting you to learn them but, yolo 😆 . Stooky-Estuqui Pikpok-Pikpok Narnar-Narnar Total Rockets-Cohetes Totales Plastic Dinosaurs-Dinosaurios […]
Hello Superfolders! Webmaster Sam here with an update and some tips. Sometime in the next couple of days we should be receiving our 11,000th Stookiness Submission! WOW!!!!! (Actually there have been more, but many duplicates have been deleted. You wouldn’t believe how many duplicates we used to get!) KEEP THEM […]
Wow! I’m so glad I extended the deadline! These are INCREDIBLE!!!! Great job, SFs!!!!!
Hey SFs!!! Here’s some STUFF you may want to know: 1) Sam promises that the Muppet Showcase is coming tomorrow… or Thursday. 2) I’ve been writing like crazy! Almost finished with Inspector Flytrap #3! No, you didn’t miss 1 and 2, they just aren’t out yet! 3) I LOVE meeting […]
Hey SFs… You may have been expecting the Muppet Showcase… but Sam and I took the day off to finish this absolutely pointless project that no one was waiting for. Because some times you NEED to work on a project that no one else cares about, but you care about […]
Hey SFs! Yesterday was maybe my most Epic mail day EVER! Up top you see an origami ME made by a reader. And here are some of the highlights…. Awesome Dwight and OY by Malachi Great idea by Oliver: […]
Not sure what’s going on, but we’ve had only a few entries for the Muppet Showcase? WHAT????? People…. it’s the MUPPETS! Just look at how SF CuteKittiesAreCute already hit a homerun with Origami Beeker and Honeydew! So, I’ll give you a few more days to make your own paper puppet […]
Apparently, I called Ari_Likes_Unicorns a HE a while ago! Ari is a SHE and an AWESOME SF and this is her Kit Fisto above. Sorry, Ari!
Hey Sfs!!! As you can guess the theme of our next showcase is THE MUPPETS! And Muppet you want: Sesame Street, Muppet Show, Dark Crystal, etc… Make it and submit it to Sam with the word MUPPET and your USERNAME in the TITLE of the submission. For example, the Kermit […]
People sometimes ask me how I make up a design for an origami character. Well, it’s not magic, it’s experimenting until I get a start, then refolding and redecorating until I come up with something that works. Recently, I had the great luck to meet Sergio Aragones at ComicCon. Sergio […]
Now that I’m back from ComicCon, Sam is finished house-sitting and chip-eating. (actually he’s never finished eating my chips!!!) So hopefully between the two of us, we can get Stookiness back on a regular schedule. And I’ve got some pictures to share with you… AND it’s time for a new […]
oh my Jabba!!!! SFs this is the craziest place ever! I’ve taken photos but they can’t get across the bigness and insanity of this place!!! These photos are showing you just a slice of the place… I’ve done my big Star Wars panel, some Rocket and Groot promo, signed Origami […]
Hey SFs!!! It has been a LONG trip… but I’m almost there now! My big day is Friday… I’ve got a panel with the other Star Wars retellings writers at 10, a wacky event with Astronaut Academy creator Dave Roman at 11, a signingin the Disney Books booth at 1 […]
Update to update to update: up top is a photo of Ackbar with the classic Star Wars arcade game! It’s pretty rare that I get to play it, so finding one in San Francisco was awesome! here are some pics… which seem Way Too Big… I also found some cool […]
SFs!!! You amaze me yet again! WOW!!! This may be favorite showcase ever! It’s amazing to see how far some of you have gone with this!!! STOOKY!!!!!!!!
Hey SFs…. The picture you see above isfrom SF My NameIsJeff… Pretty amazing! It got me thinking… we need a showcase that really showcase how BIG some of your origami collections have gotten. So your mission is to take a GOOD picture of your all your origami (or as much […]
Hey SFs!!! Recorded Books has a contest going on where you could win an audiobook written by me and read by Mark Turetsky! Mark has been the voice of Tommy on all 6 of the Origami Yoda books and both of the Qwikpick Books (and presumably the third QP, too) […]
I spend about half of my time telling people that I don’t have instructions for official Cover Yoda… Some SFs have made instrux and videos before, but this set by OrigamiYoda30 is so well done and so straight forward that they might just become the official ones! Give them a […]
And here’s a SNEAK PEEK at any or all of the three books!
Wow! Stookiness is … just … so … STOOKY! More than 10,000 total posts on this site now! Thank you to every SF who helped us get here by joining the site and submitting your Origami, doodles and whatnot. I am constantly amazed by the quality of what you guys […]
hey SFs!!! Starwars.com has the scoop on the cover for the new Star Wars retellings. That’s Alex Bracken’s ANH, Adam Gidwitz’s ESB and my ROTJ!!! I hope you will go have a look: http://t.co/rTm1Gex1Vug
GeneralSkyfolder Does anyone know Tom’s address? Sure! Origami Yoda c/o Abrams/Amulet Books 115 W 18th ST New York NY 10011 Warning: It can take a LONG time to get an answer. Six months or more. I genuinely want to apologize for the amount of time it takes for people to […]
hi SFs! I just finished up with BookExpo and BookCon in NYC! Crazy stuff!! Here are some highlights! (Sorry if some of the photos are jumbo… WordPress is grumpy today!) Above: with fellow Star Wars authors Alex Bracken and Adam Gidwitz. Below: with Mark Turetsky the voice of Tommy […]
Hey Sfs!!!! Here’s the Marvel Showcase! WOW!!!! You guys are amazing!!! This may be the BIGGEST SHOWCASE EVER!!! Big thanks to DarthNoah for our featured photo up top! Great to see so many familiar SFs AND some new ones! Fantastic Folding!!!
Okay, with Webmaster Sam FINALLY back, maybe we can get things on track here. We need to get the Marvel Showcase rolling, Sam! I’m VERY SORRY for the delays in getting stookiness up, especially since so much of it has been EXTRA Stooky lately! If you haven’t seen the latest […]
Hey SFs!!! *I have been working on Qwikpick 3 and am almost done! You guys have read Qwikpick 1 and 2, right? RIGHT????? * I’ll be in NYC next week for BOOKCON! If you can, come and see me, Tony Diterlizzi, Adam Gitwitz and Alex Bracken talking about our upcoming […]
Hey SFs! Let’s do an ALL Marvel Showcase! Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Ant Man or, of course, ROCKET AND GROOT!!!!! Any character(s) you want folded, doodled or made out of macaroni –whatever you want. SUBMIT your pics with the word MARVEL in the title along with your SF name. Like […]
Q& A From SF OreoCookie 1. What is your favorite cookie? Oatmeal Raisin WITH chocolate chips 2. Do you have any pets? Yes! Right now we have two dogs, Tuna and Esso. 3. What is your favorite book you have ever written? Well, Origami Yoda is the book that changed […]
Disney has announced a release date for our Star Wars books! Sept. 22! AND they have posted excerpts from each of the three books online. CLICK HERE TO READ! Check out Alex and Adam’s books, too. Instead of all trying to write in the same style, we each wrote the […]
Hey SFs! I’m so excited about Star Wars day this year. Here I am between the end of the Origami Yoda series and the premiere of my own version of Return of the Jedi! And I still love the movies and the characters and the creatures so much! And Star […]
Hey SFs! Here’s the megadoodle with doodles suggested/commanded by SFs who entered the Rat showcase… It’s the big minecar chase from Temple of Doom! REMEMBER… you guys came up with the stuff for me to draw! I never actually said I was any good at drawing any of these things! […]
Wow!!! Thanks for all the awesome rats with human faces!!! Some are funny, some are gross…. all are awesome! I really hope you guys will enjoy the book, which is hopefully funny and definitely a bit gross! Today is the official launch date of the book, which is the second […]
Hey SFs! Greetings from DisneyLand where Disney treated us to a wild ride on StarTours!! That’s Alex Bracken who wrote A New Hope, Adam Gidwitz who wrote Empire, the team leader Mike Siglain, Tony DiTerlizzi who wrote the Adventures of Luke Skywalker and me. We were out here for Star […]
Hey SFs! I ran into out old buddy Pickletine today and snapped his photo! MMMM, he’s looking good! I’m about to head off to Star Wars Celebration, the big Star Wars Convention. Sam will be keeping an on things and eating my snack food until I get back. Meanwhile, here […]
It’s finally official!!! One of my most top secret projects is finally public! I’m writing ROCKET AND GROOT! Here’s the announcement in Publishers Weekly. And here’s an even bigger shocker…. I’m DRAWING Rocket and Groot!!! This is going to be a crazy book, packed/crammed/stuffed with every crazy thing I could […]
What does the Rat with the Human Face really look like??? You may notice that the artist was careful to hide the face on the cover! So, it’s up to YOU to draw your own picture of the RAT WITH THE HUMAN FACE. Draw or other wise create a picture […]
Great job, guys! I think it was about time we had some cheap laffs around here. The next showcase will be VERY SERIOUS however…. you’ll have to draw the RAT WITH A HUMAN FACE!
SuperFolder Superduperstooky On your desk I saw something that looked cool back cover Han and cover wookie Yes, those are the REAL cover stars! They live on my desk. Cover Yoda lives in my office, too. I’ll get a shot and make it the big picture on this page… Thanks, SuperDuperStooky! […]
So our heroes hear about this Rat… And they sneak into the weird basement to find out if it’s rEal or just a legend… I won’t tell you what they find… Because it’s all here in the official report!
Up top is The scene at a school visit. Just above is a drawing of Pikmin3 drawn for me on the spot by a Florida dude named Andrew. Thanks, Andrew! And here are some more Florida folds… We folded a galaxy in Roanoke to celebrate PI day! And one in […]
You probably know about the March Madness basketball brackets. (snore) And you may know about the Starwars.com This is Madness Brackets. (Stooky!) But the REAL action is over at the OY EU site where they’re doing their own version of This is Madness where you have to make some really […]
SuperFolder SF_minion says: ok sfs if u want the talkzone back then we need to not post ANYTHING. the reason people still get on this site is stookiness. this is our only hope. p.s to the people who did rising rebels u should put it on ur twitter. i still […]
If you’re near one of these places, please come see me as I tour around in March promoting Qwikpick2 and Origami Yoda in paperback! March 14 – PI DAY – 3.14.15! Roanoke Science Museum, Roanoke VA March 15 – Tuscon Book Festival, Tucson AZ March 17 – Little Shop of […]
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the SEASON 1 FINALE yet, there’s a SPOILER in the Showcase. So go watch it RIGHT AWAY and then come back! Welcome to the Rebels Showcase…. WOW!!!! You SFs are amazing!! I was really happy to see some of the old pros in this […]
SF DARTH COSGRIFF Q MY FRIENDS AND I LOVE YOUR BOOKS AND WE WERE WONDURING IF YOU WOULD LET US MAKE A WILLY THE WALKING WAFFLE BOOKS ? TOTALLY!!! GO FOR IT! Q how many quikpick books do you think your going to right There will be 3 books. The […]
Very sad to hear about the death of Leonard Nimoy. In his honor here are some Origami Spocks from the OY archives…. The one up top is by SF Kirk, who I also borrowed “Live Long and Paper” from. And here are some instructions by SF Jabba_ThePuppet: And a nice […]
Wow, you SFs caught up with the latest REBELS episodes yet? It’s good stuff! So let’s do a showcase about them! FOLD and DECORATE or DRAW and COLOR or KNIT and PERL…. whatever you want to do. Just make a REBEL and send it in,,,, I know many of you […]
This is it! After 2,000 votes these are the Top 10 Vote-getters, plus #11 (Jerry the Jumping Jello) as a bonus. The scene is the road outside my house during the recent snow. See that books “The Terrible Two?” It’s about pranksters and I think someone — maybe even one […]
Hey SFs!!! Here are answers to some questions I’ve received through the SUBMIT button. You can SUBMIT your own there, too,.. It’s not as much fun as when we used to TTT and SFTZ, but if you just want a question answered, this is the way to do it…. SuperFolder Gus_Grissom […]
I don’t mean that the theme of this MegaDoodle is “Frozen: The Movie” I mean I AM FROZEN!!!!! Record low temperatures here and the furnace isn’t keeping up!!! So, I’ll need to draw to stay warm. Vote for what you want me to draw below using the little box where […]
If you’re near one of these places, please come see me as I tour around in March promoting Qwikpick2 and Origami Yoda in paperback! March 14 – PI DAY – 3.14.15! Roanoke Science Museum, Roanoke VA March 15 – Tuscon Book Festival, Tucson AZ March 17 – Little Shop of […]
That’s the finished product up there and here are some process shots:
Since the Presidents Day MegaDoodle fizzled, I did a doodle that has been requested before and which I’ve been meaning to do for a while now… The Rebels!
Happy Valentines Day SFs!!! Here’s a little present from me… Hope you like it!
Good news and bad news! The good news is that lots of people sent in really great drawings! The bad news is that this showcase wasn’t for really great drawings… it’s for Tommy-style doodles, as seen in Art2D2. So, Sam will just post those other drawings — some of which […]
Hey SFs!!! Things have been CRAZY around here… BECAUSE Cece won a Newbery Honor for El Deafo. That means that she gets a big shiny silver medal sticker on the cover of her book! Wow!!!! In case you didn’t hear, this year’s Newbery went to the book “The Crossover” […]
Hi SFs! Today I went back to my old middle school, SMS, to talk to kids… AND snap photos of some of the locations from the book! First of all… They still have Fun Night! No joke! And apparently a lot of the kids have fun! ( I think they […]
Hey SFs!! Cece and I are in Chicago for the big librarians convention. And look what I saw! I think it’s the first time I’ve seen one running since I wrote the book.
SINCE TTT is not happening anymore, you are welcome to use the SUBMIT button to send in a list of questions… (ALSO, REMEMBER TO SUBMIT TO THE NEXT SHOWCASE*) These are from GusGrissom” Who is the guy who plays Mr. GCF on the Bookmark? A librarian/actor named Brian, Do you […]
EASY to make! Fun to play with! Yes, there wil be instructions…. STAY TUNED!
Up there’s the MegaDoodle! That was fun! Thanks to EVERYONE who used our new system. It worked great!!! The setting this month was Smugwick Manor from Horton Halfpott! The top vote getter was “Chris the Crispy Bacon” with 120 votes so I drew him first. I couldn’t fit in everything… […]
Wow! You SFs are a great TEAM! Just look at this awesome showcase you put together, with a little help from Webmaster Sam… Great work, everybody! Ready for another one? Recently I got this awesome Star Wars Doodle From Emperor Pickletine10: It’s Wicket playing a guitar!!!! You can look […]
Just in case some of you don’t check Stookiness every day, I didn’t want anybody to miss this one. There has been A LOT of great origami lately. I’ve really been impressed! I’m putting this one on the front page because I WISH I HAD THOUGHT OF IT MYSELF!!!!!!!!!!!
UPDATE: WOW!!! The submissions are incredible!!! Thanks to SF YodaFan07 for this great shot of the WIMPY KID TEAM! Hello SFs!!! OrigamiYoda’s Website is now FIVE YEARS OLD! And the book will be celebrating FIVE YEARS in print soon, with a new paperback edition! (Check out this old post from […]
Hey SFs, since TTT isn’t working out real well, I decided to answer some questions that a SF submitted through the submit button… SuperFolder Gus_Grissom 1. When and where did you reveal YOUR Foldywan instructions? Last year’s May the Fifth! http://origamiyoda.com/2014/05/may-the-fourth-be-with-you-foldy-wan-instructions-for-happystarwarsday/ 2. Are you inventing new origami? Yes 3. […]
Here’s a resolution I’d love for the SFs to make… NO MORE UPSIDE DOWN OR SIDEWAYS PHOTOS IN 2015 BEFORE you take a picture, make sure you have the camera tilted the right way. It can be hard to tell AFTER the photo is taken, so make sure you check […]
Remember 2014? Ah, those were the good ol’ days…. Great folding, SFs!!! Thanks for making the last Showcase of 2014 a HUGE and STOOKY one!!! (HUGKY? STOOGY?) What about 2015? Here are some things I’m looking forward to: Qwikpick2 RAT WITH THE HUMAN FACE!!!! Origami Yoda in […]
On the 100th Day of Xmas, my true love gave to me… 100 Yodeling Yodas by CJ… 13 Santa Yodas by StarWarsMarvelDC…. 4 Calling Artoos. OY180… 3 French Ackbars (one is still in France, Apparently) by OYoda… Two Turtle Darths by Lord Vader… […]
You all know the story of how Boba helped out Santa and Saved Christmas right? NO??? Well, this song is about Santa’s frantic phone call to Boba that very special night. Bonus points to anyone who endures all the way through to the end…
Yep, it’s one uncut sheet of paper. Used some glue to keep it together…
You’ve probably seen those amazing Star Wars snowflakes on the internet by now. Here’s one just for us: Gizmo! Click on the template. Print it as big as you can. Fold it up. Get really mad because the lines are messed up. Go ahead and cut it out […]
If you signed up for the 12 Days Showcase… please submit your work really soon! We only have a few days submitted so far! Thank you O_Yoda for this one! It’s very funny!!! And if you’re working on the 2014 Showcase, remember it’s due Dec. 27 and will be […]
Captain Origami’s Countdown (That’s his picture of R2DEER2 and Anakin Sleighwalker up top!) Bruce110’s Countdown This one is “Four Calling Clones!” Doctor Who Christmas Minecraft! BatmanReturns Countdown MasterFolderJohn’s Countdown PauseenP’s Countdown ChippySlusher’s Countdown Tyler’s Countdown Mega3’s Countdown […]
Cool news! We just passed 7,500 submissions posted!!!!! YEEHA! Our next Showcase will be: 2014! Anything you want as long as it happened in 2014. Lots of books, movies, TV shows, games to choose from! Don’t ask Sam : “Can I do SUCH AND SUCH?” If it happened in 2014 […]
Only had a small crowd for today’s event… but that was OK because it gave me a chance to hang out and fold with Chippy Slusher! We folded for and hour and a 1/2 or more! He folded this stooky Death Star Gunner… and a UmHiGuy Death Star to go […]
First, in case you’re new, remember: SUPERFOLDER STOOKINESS is where the action is! 100 or more new posts EVERY WEEK! Look at the new stuff, leave comments and submit your own! Secondly, another milestone. We’ve passed 6 million hits for the new origamiyoda.com, in just 1 1/2 years! Thirdly, tomorrow […]
Nice work, CaveSpider10! You may be the first person in the WORLD to have folded EP 7 origami!!!
The challenger here was to make something from the PRE-Star Wars era. Batman, proved pretty popular, followed by Doctor Who. (Note: Look closely, PaperDragon’s R2D2 may actually be a Dalek….)
Howdy SFs!!! I’m finally home from that crazy 9 day roadtrip! Even Greg Hefley wasn’t on the road that long! Here are a few updates: 1) That Star Wars 7 trailer was awesome, huh? Looking forward to seeing the first origami versions of those characters…. 2) Some trolls stopped by. […]
In 2014, I signed over 10,000 books for Indie bookstores and B&N. B&N saved theirs for Black Friday. So you may be able to get one. They’ll also have signed books from other authors, Time lapse vid of me signing books:
Hey SFs… I’m still trapped at the Holiday Inn, so here’s something silly I made while passing the time…
Hey SFs! I’m trapped in a Holiday Inn by the snow… So i thought I’d make some instrux. Only limited paper and pens available, though. Here’s EZ Mario and Luigi. They’d look a lot better with red/white and green/white paper… Same folds could make any baseball cap wearing person, of […]
A lot of SuperFolders have asked for a GAME to play on this site! Well, here you go! This game is based on an event described in The Qwikpick Papers: POOP FOUNTAIN! It’s not much of a spoiler to tell you that the Poop Fountain manager, Freddie, once rescued an […]
Felt like I was riding in Freddie’s truck when this came on this morning!
We asked the SuperFolders to send in their BEST origami! And the result is: WOW! Over 70 entries!!! Take a look: NOTE: If you entered more than one item, Sam picked his favorite. ALL entries will appear in Stookiness eventually. If you missed this Showcase…. don’t worry we’ll have another […]
Here’s the video… So now you won’t need to peek at the back of the book and see a spoiler! ps see if you see anything interesting on my desk…
This has become an April Fool’s Day Tradition around here. Hope you enjoyed it. And thanks SF JC for this faux cover. And in all seriousness… NO, there is no news about new Origami Yoda books. Save your money for Qwikpick 2 instead!
Webmaster Sam says: Tom is headed out to see you guys June 18 and 19 if you live ANYWHERE near Michigan go for it! If you need any more details about this weekend’s Ann Arbor Comics Arts Festival go right here! …. now, the important question is: where did Tom […]
A new (and awesome) SF named ArtsyActor has a request. That’s it up top. On the one hand, I TOTALLY agree with her. On the other hand, I know that JC and CJ and EvilJawa and even Megan/Phred are moving on to other projects, like world domination and dessert topping […]
Check out that awesome drawing of Rocket by SF Isabella!!! Don’t worry!!!! You don’t have to draw as good as that to enter the contest… in fact you’re NOT supposed to! You only have to draw as good (or as bad) as a crazy space raccoon! If you’ve seen my […]
Attention East Coast SFs! I’m finishing up my ROCKET AND GROOT book tour and hope I get to see some of you as I visit: Fredericksburg, Washington DC, Tacoma Park and Charlottesville! Here’s my schedule: April 5, 4 p.m: Jabberwocky Books in Fredericksburg April 6, 7:30 PM: Tacoma Park Library […]
Hey SFs! I am back home after travelling 6,000 miles, signing 100s of books and doing something like 18 events. It was awesome and I got to see some amazing SFs…. but it was also exhausting! So I hope you can forgive me for not getting any new stookiness posted. […]
Hey SFs…. IT’s going to be a busy few weeks for me, so please be patient if the website falls behind a bit. I’m trying to get out there and see a lot of you in person! And if you can’t get to one of my events, remember that Saturday […]