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A soldier is unusually honest about how he feels: scared stiff.
I like the way his face is shaded – which seems unusual but gives a sense of retrospection and perhaps even shame. The background swirls with smoke or emotion-laden clouds.
This is an image from the ever-popular Commando comics, pocket-sized adventure stories many of us were addicted to in our childhoods.
But I can’t help feeling that this is a sentiment that many of us have felt in our daily lives – whether in the office, in sport or on some adventure.
I am the the first and only screenprinter to have permission from Britain’s top comic publisher, DC Thomson, to use their archive of images for my work.
Medium size: 56cms wide x 38cms deep.
Handmade, limited edition screen print on mould-made, cotton paper.
Signed and numbered out of 200 in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds
© D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.