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THE MAGIC OF BEFORE-AND-AFTER

Posted by John Reynolds on

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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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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Asterix and Obelix take a hike

Posted by John Reynolds on

Asterix and Obelix are going for a stroll, with the hound Dogmatix. Handpulled screenprints, made in west London. 

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HAPPY GNASHER GOES BIG

Posted by John Reynolds on

I’ve printed this image of Gnasher grinning his biggest grin in my largest size. Dennis the Menace’s faithful hound is obviously having a good day. Dennis the Menace, the star of The Beano comic, first appeared in 1951. He has since become a kind of national mascot – what Asterix is to France, or Oor […]

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Popeye: Heavenly man

Posted by John Patrick Reynolds on

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? […]

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