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Obelix and Dogmatix in silhouette (red)
Obelix and Dogmatix are shown here in silhouette. Perhaps it’s dusk, with a full ruddy sunset, and they’re just going for a stroll.
I have taken the image from the Asterix books – I am the the first and only British screenprinter to have permission from French publisher Editions Albert Rene to use their archive of images for my work. There have in fact been very few screenprints, or serigraphies as the French have it, of Asterix.
Comic Art style
I have selected this image, like many of my panels and images, from the 1960s and 1970s, and should make a great gift to anybody who is into retro, vintage, old school design. I tend to choose material from this era because it was the time I was growing up and my tastes and preferences were being formed. But also it’s a pre-digital age, and the drawings are all made by hand rather than computer aided. Obviously, as I’m a screenprinter, I’m biased in favour of the handmade, so this style is right up my street. I hope it is yours.
In this new screenprint I have bled the ink to the edge of the mould-made paper to maximise the vividness of the screenprint
Asterix first appeared in 1959. Find the official website here http://www.asterix.com/
Medium: 48cms x 38cms
Handmade, limited edition screen print on mould-made, cotton paper.
Signed and numbered out of 200 in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds