I’ve produced two new, tall, thin screenprints of Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix in silhouette on red backgrounds.
I love the red I’m using here – and the fact that most of the screenprints is just plain red ink emphasises that the colour is to be enjoyed for its own sake.
They’re 76cms tall and 28cms wide. They sell for £145 unframed and £185 framed in a plain black wooden frame.
I am the the first and only British screenprinter to have permission from French publisher Editions Albert Rene to use their archive of images for my work.
(Je suis le premier et seul sérigraphe britannique à avoir l’autorisation des Editions de l’éditeur français Albert René à utiliser leurs archives d’images pour faire des sérigraphies.)
Asterix first appeared in 1959 and 35 books drawn by Albert Uderzo and written by Rene Goscinny were published until 2010, although new titles are now being issued with new writers and draftsmen.
The Asterix series has been translated into more than 100 languages. The books have been turned into 13 films: nine animated, and four live action. There have also been a number of games based on the characters, and a theme park near Paris, Parc Astérix. Some 325 million copies of 34 Asterix books have been sold worldwide. The official website can be found here http://www.asterix.com/
Handmade, limited edition screen print on cotton paper, mould-made at the St Cuthbert Mill in Wells, Somerset.
Signed and numbered in pencil by me, the printer, John Patrick Reynolds