intro to print

I wish I’d carved that cool eye, but it was from a lino block that our Weekend Intro to Letterpress Printing instructor had carved - we used it to make our first prints and get the hang of using the Vandercook #4.  Black gesso (above and below the collage) and a mixture of a white Gelly Roll and a white Signo Broad for the writing.

“But you take the skyway
It don’t move at all like a subway
It’s got bums when it’s cold
Like any other place
It’s warm up inside
Sittin’ down and waitin’ for a ride
Beneath the skyway.”

-The Replacements, “Skyway”
Although I prefer Jeremy Messersmith’s cover of this song…


Decided to put sketchy lines for characters that are suppose to be IRL’s or Cartoons in real life. And also an summery explanation at the beginning of the next issue, like Avatar’s intro.

Gonna print out a preview comic and pass it out during comic con like last year, before I post the full thing online. Don’t know when it’ll be done but it’ll get there.