Sunday, September 27, 2009

the beauty of off-set printing

I am currently on the verge of finishing my second silkscreen book, and I'm very excited about it! My new book will make its debut at APE in San Francisco, where I will share a table this year with the very talented Jon Vermilyea.

I've been spending a lot of time this summer at the SVA print lab. Here are some pictures of pages of my book being racked.

What I really like about silkscreen is that, unlike painting, I have less control over the result of the image. I'll have somewhat of an idea of how it will turn out, but especially dealing with color transparencies oftentimes I won't know the resulting color tones until it gets printed, and sometimes it's a nice surprise.

Another wonderful thing about silkscreening is that not every print will come out exactly the same as one another. Sometimes the result of off-set prints can be a beautiful thing, that's another thing that makes each print unique (if in subtle ways.)

The new book will be 20 pages like my last book, Pink Lemonade, but with comic panels so it will feel longer.


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Andrew Thornton said...

I can't wait for your new book! It looks amazing! I'll be in the Bay Area in November, probably right after you get back to the City. We're always missing each other! But we have to get together before I move. I'm moving to rural Pennsylvania in November. So let's try to make plans!

Malachi Ward said...

Sweet Moses this looks great. I can't wait to pick up a copy.

Diana Draw said...

Sweet! I too came to your site in a roundabout way (getting an Isotope Facebook invitation for Dan Haspeil's signing, which led to the ACT-I-VATE site, which led to your creator profile). Anyway, your book looks interesting enough to keep a lookout for it when I visit the & APE next weekend. Good luck with the sales. :D

Alexandra said...

This book looks like it's going to be fraking amazing. I am stuck in NJ while APE will be running amok in San Fran, but willyou be posting this story online like you did with Pink Lemonade?

jentong said...

hi everyone! thanks for the comments :)
I will do a follow up post about APE shortly.
I will definitely post "rainbow & i" pages to the site before the end of the week. Be sure to check back!