In early October I was a visiting art in the Printmaking Area at the Ohio University School of Fine Art + Design. We did a lot of printing in preparation for The Honey For the Heart parade that took place on October 26th. The prints were repurposed to be made in to masks, costumes and puppets. Lots of hard work by the students and faculty. Thanks to Art Werger and Karla Hackenmiller for hosting me. While there I got to meet and hangout with the masterminds behind the Honey For the Heart parade Patty Mitchell and Robert Lockheed. Also got to meet Minneapolis puppet maker extraordinaire Daniel Polnau. These folks know how to put on a parade – fantastic!!! Super happy to be included.

Photos by John Sattler

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HFTH 2

Had a fantastic trip to Ohio State University earlier this month. Got to work with a dynamic group of printmaking students and their professor Sergio Soave. Sergio and I have known each other for many years going back to a visiting gig I did at West Virginia University in the 90’s. Thanks to Adam, Allison and Sarah of the Student Printmaking Association for being such excellent hosts. Below are images of a print mural we made. 120 linocut prints, measuring 9′ x 60′. I also visited Ohio University. More about that soon.

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OSU print crew

The crew!

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OSU wall

The wall.

I’ve got a few images in theĀ GRAPHIC; Drawings & Prints show at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC. Here’s an example of one of the screenprint and ink images that I’ve been making – 3 of them are in the show. Exhibit runs from May 6 – July 5.

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Untitled Comics Head. 16″ x 20″, ink/brush and screen print.

“This video, created by Harrison Moenich, shows the process of making REFLECTIONS, an original 2,500 square foot screen printed collage created by a team of printmakers/volunteers over the course of five months in 2013. Inspired by our 50th anniversary and led by artist Bill Fick, this group of artists created a screen printed collage for the True F. Luck Gallery that celebrates the many people, places, materials, and milestones that have shaped our community art center over the past 50 years.”

Big Thanks to Caroline Wright!

I’ve recently installed a mural at Greenhill Gallery in Greensboro, NC. Its part of the ANIMATED! exhibit that will be up from September 6 – November 9. Here’s a stop-motion video of the work in progress.

Here’s some good press about Fick and Supergraphic in The Durham News. Thanks to Deborah Meyer for the article and Harry Lynch for the photos.
Read the article HERE

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Supergraphic poster Hearst

If you’re in NYC later this week check out the Evil Prints booth at the E/AB Fair. Dolores, one of my recent prints (published by Evil Prints), will be on view.

Dolores, Linocut, 2012, 30" x 25"

Dolores, Linocut, 2012, 30″ x 25″

6 Pigbat prints were recently on view at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC. as part of the biennial Art on Paper show. Very cool to see them side by side and stacked up to about 10 feet tall. These hand-colored screen prints were made at Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh in 2010.

Pigbats at Weatherspoon Art Museum

6 Pigbat Prints. Each measures 38″ x 33″.

Earlier this month I was in the Charm City (Baltimore) working at Brian Garner’s Lithoshop. Brian and crew did a fantastic job printing up all the new editions and posters. Check out Brian’s Tumblr to see more pics. Our good buddy Calvin Custin put together this sweet little video of the opening party.

Supergraphic Studio

Supergraphic_logo_box I've started a new studio in Durham, NC called Supergraphic. If you're in the area come check it out.

New Printmaking Book

Beth Grabowski and Bill Fick have authored a new printmaking book Printmaking: A complete guide to materials and process. It is published by Laurence King in the UK and Prentice Hall in the USA. The book is available on Amazon. 2nd edition due out in mid 2015. g-b-cover-21

I Luv Linoleum

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Where to buy linoleum

The best place to buy linoleum is Dick Blick. Choose from a variety of pre-cut sizes or by the role. Battleship Gray is best.
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