11 August, 2011

Adventures in screen printing...

The comic, aka TINNITUS No.1, has been printed now...I have a hundred copies sitting right here next to me...now if you've read ISSUE 0, you'll recall that each issue of No.1 was to have a screenprinted dustjacket, hand pulled by yours truly...when...
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...now, I'm not usually one fer giving in...and I'm not gonna release this thing without some form of hand finished cover...so I sat and I sat...deflated...and to cheer myself up I did what I often do...I look at art that I dig...a lot of OLD art...old art that happened to be HANDPRINTED..."these dudes didn't have emulsions...exposure units...mesh counts...they had a block of wood, a tool, some ink, and some paper..."

...now the wood may have been replaced by linoleum...but essentially it's the same 2000 year old process...and lots of back to front thinking.

So, hopefully, ISSUE No.1 will be with you shortly...and even more hopefully, it will be wrapped up in a hand-printed linocut dust jacket...but who knows, in a week or so I might just be drawing 'ADVENTURES in LINO PRINTING' with the ghost of Frans Masereel carving my face off...watch this space.