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Video interview about Comic Art

See my new video interview about Comic Art

Film-maker Jeremy Heslup, who runs the Praemio video channel, has interviewed me about Comic Art. I talk about how I became a screenprinter, why I enjoy it, and the transition from journalist. The film includes shots of me being interviewd at the Reindeer Art Gallery in Kensington Church Street, and also at my studio in Maida […]

Dennis the Menace fires his catapult

New style: Dennis the Menace fires his catapult

Dennis the Menace fires his catapult, on a vibrant red background. This style is available in my standard size, ie 26cms x 19cms. It is available for £40 unframed and £70 framed. I have been given access to The Beano’s archives by its publisher, DC Thomson so that I can use the firm’s images in […]

My bicycle collection - handmade screenprints

New Oor Wullie screenprints

Four new Oor Wullie screenprints I’ve produced four new handmade, limited edition screenprints of Oor Wullie. Oor Wullie rides his bike. I like the way the satchel has turned out. Oor Wullie winks at a snowman (who winks back). Oor Wullie says it’s only Monday. Oor Wullie notices it’s raining – and it doesn’t faze […]

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Dennis the Menace (and friends) up close

The Beano characters in close-up I’ve produced a series of screenprints showing three of the main characters in The Beano in closeup. Dennis the Menace is show looking sly, sad and blowing a raspberry Gnasher looks very happy Minnie the Minx looks innocent They’re initially available in my standard format, 26cms x 19cms costing £40 […]

Comic art A world without worries: comic art screenprints on show

A world without worries: comic art screenprints on show

A world without worries: exhibition of comic art screenprints Date: 20 February 2017 to 26 February 2017 Opening Times: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm; Sat & Sun 12-4pm Location: The Gallery, Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 4DS Popeye declares: “I don’t know how to worry, so that’s out”. Printmaker John Patrick Reynolds shows his […]

"Beer" in bold comic book letters

Beer comic book style

Beer comic book style – I love beer and love the colour and shapes of the lettering. I’ve mined these letters from American comics published in the 1950s. I love the boldness – and of course screenprinting is the perfect medium to express those bold colours. Standard size: 26cms x 19cms – not yet available. Contact jpr@thecomicartwebsite.com if you […]

Popeye: Heavenly man

Popeye: Heavenly man

A flapper calls Popeye a heavenly man. Once again, Popeye is astonished by the attention he’s getting. And I have to say, heavenly is an interesting word to use – it makes me wonder what exactly it is that this elegantly dressed woman sees in the great man. But who is this flapper? And where is Olive? […]

Thelwell's hugging pony available as a medium

Thelwell’s hugging pony available as a medium

This drawing of a little girl and her pony hugging each other is a heart-warming portrait of affection. And, due to popular demand, Thelwell’s hugging pony is now available as a medium. Norman Thelwell is the unofficial chronicler of the British countryside. He is especially well known and loved for his drawings of little girls on pony-back […]

girl loves boy

Boy loves girl and girl loves boy

New! Two more screenprints in my recently introduced ‘words’ range: Boy Loves Girl and Girl Loves Boy. They join my current Valentines ‘words’ range, which include ‘Kiss’ and ‘Love’. By the way, a brief bit of research revealed to me that Valentines Day has been associated with lovers for longer than I’d thought: apparently the […]

LOVE in comic book lettering

LOVE and KISSES for Valentines

LOVE AND KISSES FOR VALENTINES I’ve designed two new screenprints for Valentines – both using lettering from US comics from the 1950s – spelling out the words LOVE and KISS. They’re bold and bright, and that’s exactly what screenprinting does well. The screenprints are in my standard-format mould-made cotton paper milled in Somerset, 26cms x […]