News — screenprints

THE MAGIC OF BEFORE-AND-AFTER

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How a handpulled screenprint is made - layering the ink one by one, with an example from the Comic Art Website stable, the Scottish icon Oor Wullie, showing the red layer and then the black on top of it.

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Focus on Oor Wullie - Scotland's favourite son

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Oor Wullie is a great subject to screenprint. The original draughtsman, Dudley D Watkins, was also the first to draw Desperate Dan in the Dandy and Lord Snooty in The Beano. Panels have great composition, so it's relatively easy to pick some to stand alone as screenprints.

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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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Asterix and Obelix take a hike

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

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BEHIND THE SCENES, PREPARING SCREENS

Posted by John Reynolds on

Production of screen stencils for large screenprints is now established in my pandemic-era studio.
Since the shutdown, access to commercial facilities has been impossible, so I've set up start-to-finish cleaning, coating and printing equipment in my flat in west London.
And here's me washing off unexposed light-sensitive emulsion from the screen to make a large print of Oor Wullie taking his bike out of the shed.

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