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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.

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.

In March I was in New Orleans as part of Dennis McNett’s Wolfbat Railway. Lots of good hang out time with old & new friends. Josh Dannin and Carter Eggleston worked on my car – super good help. Josh wrote this detailed post for Printeresting. There’s also a good video of the event on Off The Wall.TV

Josh Dannin working on train car

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

Last week I was out in Amarillo, Texas as part of the Vermillion Editions Limited (West Texas A&M U.) Inkslingers 2012 – Symposium of Print. Other participating artists were Jenski (Jenny Schmid), Michael Krueger and John Lysak. Lots of fantastic work was created. Thanks to Scott, Michael, Marcus, Amy and the whole Vermillion crew for making it an outstanding ink-slinging event. Read about the whole event on Michael Krueger’s post on FECAL FACE.

Scott Frish advising on “Amarillo Skull” image

Scott Frish and Michael Raburn printing ‘Amarillo Skull”.

Here’s a mini documentary made by Jim Haverkamp of me working on Devil #1.

Skullarek & Hairy Heart

Long-Haired Devil. 38" x 30". linocut/lithograph

Devil #1. 30" x 22", linocut/lithograph

Pigbat. 30" x 22", linocut/lithograph

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Exploring the possibility of making a print studio in a 20’ box truck. Testing out how it might work with @biovarg and @matthewtauch Thinking it would be a great way to spread the gospel of print! Would love to hear from others about portable studios or truck studios. #portablestudio #studioonwheels #screenprinting #screenmachine #screenprintshop #diyscreenprinting #printingpress #printtruck
Just finished giving my new @speedball_art 12” x 24” etching press with gear drive and metal bed a test drive and am very very happy with the performance 👌👌👌💥💥💥. Felt it was appropriate to proof a Mr. Bones block as I used #supergraphicblack Also very excited to use the brand new Arnhem 1618, 245 gsm, 22” x 30” Kraft colored paper. It prints beautifully! There is also a grey and black. Coming soon!!! Thanks team Speedball!!! Can’t wait to use the press when traveling around spreading the gospel of printmaking! #printposse #etchingpress #reliefprint #reliefprinting #reliefprintmaking #linocut #printmaking #fineartpaper
My head is about to explode because of all the amazing imagery in Mexico City! Today it was the #fridakahlo museum. I like her paintings but her #papiermache puppets are super amazing! ❤️❤️❤️❤️them!!! #puppets #calaverasmexicanas #mexicanart
Scored some nice #risograph stuff @_macolen in Mexico City. Check it out if you like cool graphic design and up to date illustration work. Also have a look at their IG where you’ll see some funky dancing! #zinemachine #graphicdesign #illustration

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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SPEEDBALL PRO RELIEF INK!

If you want a super reliable, very rich black ink try Speedball's SUPERGRAPHIC BLACK by Bill Fick. It's oil-based but cleans up with soap and water!

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.

Outlaw Printmakers Interviews