The Story of Fidgety Philip: process

Here is the process from pencil to the final four-color screenprint of ‘The Story of Fidgety Philip’.

The story is about a boy who refuses to sit still at the dinner table, eventually grabbing at the tablecloth and knocking everything to the floor. This page faces the text for a different story in the book.

the final 8×10 pencil drawing
philip_pencil

which is inked…
philip_ink

after layout and color separations are done, the first color – red – is printed
philip_first red color

then the second color, gray
philip_2nd-color

philip_red-gray_detail

printing the third color
philip_printing-blue

and lastly, the fourth and final :)
philip_final printing

philip_final print

More Struwwelpeter printing process

Since the transparencies have been coming out spotty, I’ve been painting them in with india ink. It works really well and I prefer it to the Super Black markers because the markers tend to sticky and cling to the screen, leaving residue behind.

tranparency paint

transp_composite

Printing the first color for one of the pages for the ‘Harriet and the Matches’ story

print-area

harriet_firstcolor

drying_harriet

Residency updates

Some process shots from the artist residency at Spudnik Press…

ink on screen
printing the first color of pages #10 and #3

first color

prints drying

Below is one of the finished printed pages, a small introductory illustration from the story of the Harriet and the Matches

small harriet

Transport (Verkehr) Mini Prints

A set of mini prints I finished for Spudnik Press fundraiser. Each one is a tiny 2.5″ x 4″ two-color screen print.

I have to say, they’re pretty damn cute… transport-themed with German descriptions :)

transport mini prints

das flugzeug

die kutsche

German lessons and drawings

I’ve been trying to teach myself German periodically (“trying” being a very loose term here… more like “wishing”)
Naturally, I’ve managed to grasp very little of anything. Today it dawned on me that I should try and draw some items every day and write their names in German. This will help me learn and is an excuse for a fun drawing exercise.

Here are some night-themed items to start…

lamp

toothbrush

moon