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

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Too Late

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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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.

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″.

Here’s a short documentary by Ayanna Seals and Frith Gowan about my interest in making monster images. The piece was made during a summer workshop taught by Jim Haverkamp at The Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, NC.

Here’s an image I made for a portfolio organized by Joe Lupo at West Virginia University. The portfolio, NOT Approved By The Comics Code Authority, included work by 9 artists who are influenced by comics.

Homer Johnson, linocut, 2012

In late April I was in Corpus Christi, TX participating in the Oso Bay Biennial. Tom Huck and I were the jurors for the Oso Bay North American Printmaking Exhibit at the Islander Gallery. We also had a show at K Space Contemporary Gallery called NASTY. I showed a wall full of Skulls and Skullareks + some recent large images floating on top (see photo below). Huck premiered his Hillbilly Kama Sutra suite. Lots of other good stuff took place during the week, highlighted by Dennis McNett’s “Wolfbats Beseech the Great Bear of Oso Bay” performance. Here’s a nice write up about it on Printeresting by Jeff Dell.

A lively video of the Inkslingers event. Thanks to Marcus Melton and his crew!

 

Here’s the print that I made at Vermillion Editions last month. An edition of 40 but each image has a slightly different background.

Amarillo Skull, 2012

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.