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The very first Oor Wullie and The Broons panels

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I’ve printed the very first panels of Oor Wullie and The Broons, published in the Sunday Post, Dundee, on March 8, 1936 by DC Thomson. I’m issuing them now to celebrate the characters’ 80th anniversary. As ever, the paper I’ve used is mould-made cotton paper milled in Somerset and the editions are limited to 200. […]

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Comic Art in the East End

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Comic Art heads east Comic Art is back in the East End next week, with a four-day visit to Spitalfields. We’ll be showing – all our new ranges for Christmas – new colour block prints for your house – your old favourites Our stand is in the Arts Market, just off Brushfield Street, London E1 […]

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The genius of Krazy Kat

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I’ve introduced a new character to my crew – Krazy Kat. He’s more than 100 years ago (the strip ran from 1913 to 1944, to be precise) but his influence is still being felt. Krazy – and his tormentor-cum-mate Ignatz the mouse – was drawn by a bloke called George Harriman. The strips appeared in […]

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My heros

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These are a few of my favourite artists, and their influence must often be apparent. Andy Warhol Warhol did a lot to popularise and make respectable the medium of screenprinting in art, and he also helped to pioneer the use of comic characters. Viktor Shklovsky At university I was introduced to the notions of a […]

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New colour-block screenprint range

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I’m developing a new range of colourful comic-character screenprints, all featuring a figure standing, sitting or running upon a platform of flat colour. They are designed to hang together and form a recognisable series. The block of vivid flat colour – playing to one of the screenprinting medium’s strengths – is chosen to coincide with […]

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