Handmade screen print on cotton paper.
Signed and numbered out of 200 in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds.
Standard size: 26cm x 19cm
Medium size: 48cm x 38cm
Large size: 76cm x 56cm
From a series of teen romance comics called the Golden Heart Love Stories.
I love the hair cuts – he looks like Dirk Bogarde and she resembles Jackie O. The red stipple works well on his shirt … and the flat red by contrast accentuates her lips. The speech bubble, meanwhile, is extraordinary … but it is the original exchange, as printed in 1962.
These are all original screenprints. An original print is a work of art printed by hand, from a plate, block, stone, or stencil (which is the case here - screenprints are made using screen stencils) that has been created by the artist for the purpose of producing the image.