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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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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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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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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″.

This summer I made a mural using vertical screen printing techniques I recently learned from my friend Stefan Hoffmann. The content of the mural was appropriated from images in the Edwin and Terry Murray Comic Book Collection found in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke (+ from a Steve Ditko monograph and Love and Rockets, New Stories No. 1 by the Hernandez brothers). In the past four years I’ve been using the Murray Collection as a teaching tool and resource for my Art of the Comic Book and Zines class. It’s an amazing resource with over 75,000 comics! I really enjoyed making the mural and plan to make more in the future using some of my original stuff. For more info on vertical screen printing go to: www.verticalscreenprinting.com

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Save the date! Saturday August 15, 2020 10am - 5pm SOUTHEASTERN ZINE FEST Very excited to be helping organize this event @seccacontempart We hope to get a huge group of tablers from all over the southeast and beyond. Amazing venue! Registration information coming soon. Thanks to @matthewtauch for the graphic. #zines #diypublishing #zinefest #zine #zinemaking #printedmatter @tristinmillerartist @gsozinefest
ZINE POWER 💥💥💥 Check out this exhibit @uncwilmington @cabartgallery I’ll be there giving a talk and workshop about zines and other printed matter. Date: 2/27. #zines #printedmatter @tristinmillerartist #zinemachine @bubbles_zine @mangaberg @seccacontempart @matthewtauch @biovarg
Getting excited about my upcoming @speedball_art Roadshow Tour stop in Boston. As always, will be spreading the gospel of print with my good buddy @electriccalavera We’ll be making stops @smfaattufts @massartboston @lesleyuniversity @harvardartmuseums Double Trouble means printmaking magic ✨✨✨✨✨ #printmaking #screenprinting #reliefprintmaking #ink
Supergraphic Warehouse, a new alternative project space, will be presenting The Radical Repair Workshop on February 13th from 6pm - 8:30pm. Supergraphic Warehouse is located at unit 2220L in the Ample Storage facility at 2240 Dominion Street in Durham. The Radical Repair Workshop is a pop-up art experience housed inside a 1966 Frolic camper. The project encourages participants and viewers to consider their relationship to mending, sentimental objects, single-use items, and radical (potentially non-functional) modes of repair. Inside the camper you’ll find an art studio, a gallery of repaired items, and space for hands-on workshops. Items that have been donated by the public or scavenged by sculptor Julia Gartrell are taken in, assessed, and “repaired” in a manner aligning to their history. The “repairs” these items undergo may be technically non-functional or “productive” but they relate to a sculptural investigation of the object’s story, level of decay, and psychic/emotional energy. The approach to mending will be non-traditional—the item may not actually be “fixed,” but it will be transformed into a permanent art object, thus realigning our relationship to its “value.” The repaired items join the archive of the Radical Repair Workshop, along with their story, to be shared with future audiences along the journey of the project. Julia is interested in an anti-capitalist approach to the art object, and hopes that the Radical Repair Workshop encourages participants to accept “failure” as an actual form of success (as described by Judith Halberstam in The Queer Art of Failure). The repairs will take cues from Gartrell’s research into the creativity cultivated when resources are limited, such as in models of creative reuse and the escape of functional fixedness found in the face of scarcity. Modes of mending will vary depending on the item, but the Radical Repair Workshop is stocked with both traditional and non-traditional mending supplies ranging from string, tape, glue, and hardware to clay, dust, organic materials, and psychic energy. Results may be fleeting, ephemeral, or more permanent in nature, depending on the item being “repaired.”

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.

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