Blick St. Louis

On August 4th Carlos Hernandez and I were spreading the word about new Speedball professional inks at the Blick store in St. Louis. We’ll be visiting more art materials stores throughout the country this year and next – Stay tuned!

Carlos Hernandez and I collaborated on this Speedball commemorative print for the St. Louis Scratch Fest – August 5th. I printed the linocut werewolf and Carlos screen printed all the text and details. More of these kinds of prints coming as we continue our “Get Inked” tour this year and next.

St. Louis Poster

I’m heading to St. Louis in a couple of weeks. This trip is part of a Speedball tour I’m on with Houston artist Carlos Hernandez. We’ll be demoing at a Dick Blick Store (Aug. 4) and the Artmart (Aug 5). I’ll be highlighting the awesome Speedball Pro Relief Supergraphic Black Ink. On the 6th we’ll be tabling at Tom Huck’s INK BANGERZ event. If you’re in town come say hello! A special commemorative collaborative print will be available. See below for image of the poster.

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Dick Blick on the 4th.

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Artmart on the 5th.

 

 

Here’s my latest print. Linocut with 2 color screen print.
Title: Too Late
Size: 18″ x 24″

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Too Late

Here’s the card for a poster/print show I co-curated with Carlos Hernandez and sponsored by Speedball. If you’re in Atlanta this Friday come check it out.

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On November 3rd I visited the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Printmaking area and spread the good word about linocut printmaking. They’ve got a really impressive setup there. Thanks to Dom Rapone for inviting me.

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© Laura Mueller

© Laura Mueller

On August 26th I participated in the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Monster Drawing Rally. Cranked out a chitlins drawing and some cartoons. Hope to do it again next year!

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Photo by Robby Poore

 

I’m super excited about Speedball’s new line of Professional Relief Inks. I’ve been helping develop them over the last few years – specifically the Supergraphic Black ink. I’ve printed hundreds of linocuts with it and have had nothing but excellent results. Its water-miscible (cleans up with water-based solvents. Window cleaner works great!) and holds detail beautifully. Another feature that I like is that it never builds up on the block so you never need to strip it. Here are two short videos made by Jim Haverkamp that highlight the ink.


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My show at SECCA, Chamber of Chills, has been extended to August 7th.

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Supergraphic Studio

Supergraphic_logo_box Brian Garner and I are running a printmaking studio in Durham, NC called Supergraphic. If you're in the area come check it out. We're located at 807 E Main Street, Suite 6-100. In the Golden Belt complex.

New Printmaking Book

The second edition of my printmaking book (coauthored with Beth Grabowski) is now available. Its published by Laurence King, London. You can also find it on Amazon and other major online book sellers.

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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.