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THE MAGIC OF BEFORE-AND-AFTER

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OOR WULLIE, BEFORE AND AFTER I love a before-and-after comparison. Perhaps it's something to do with a sense of development, of change. Perhaps it's like the sense of progress that a gardener gets when they review the growth their plants have made. And with this progression from blank sheet to first colour separation to second colour separation, there's something extra with a screenprint - there's a sense of fulfilment, of becoming what you had the potential to become. Anyway, to celebrate this evolution, here's a series of photo combinations showing how the screenprint develops - how the ink is layered....

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New: Order a custom-made print

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NEW! Order a custom-made print. Perhaps a favourite comic panel or a photo of a family member. Send me the image and I'll get back to you with options.

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WINNER OF PICK-A-PORTRAIT COMPETITION

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... was And Withers of Aldridge West Midlands, who chose the print of Popeye and had this to say: "Blow me down, that’s one fine portrait Mr Reynolds, AAAHuuUUH GUhGuhGuhGuh” – Thank you so much, John this is one super picture which will brighten my day!" See the rest of Popeye and Olive Oyl screenprints here.

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Focus on Oor Wullie - 15% off this weekend

Posted by John Reynolds on

I love printing Oor Wullie. The character is so beautifully drawn by Dudley D Watkins and his successors as the strip's draughtsman that it's always a pleasure to pick the panels or details to enlarge. I also enjoy the language that he uses, from 'sair fecht' (idiomatically 'a hard life') to 'braw' (almost directly from the Norwegian, apparently, meaning 'great'). And of course he's often referred to as Scotland's favourite son - a reference to his choice in a survey of illustrious Scots above the likes of Sean Connery and Robert Bruce.  Today I offer 15% off my Oor Wullie prints...

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Focus on Dennis the Menace, comic icon

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Dennis the Menace, icon of The Beano and hero to thousands of children, makes for some dramatic screenprints. Printer John Patrick Reynolds focuses on the character and the prints he has made using the  images, all approve by Dundee publisher DC Thomson.

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