NEW! ‘The Nutcracker’ Screen prints

I’ve been busy in the studio, finishing up a new collection of screen prints.

These four new prints are based on E.T.A Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and The Mouse King”. The illustrations were completed for a graphic anthology of classic children’s stories, coming out in Spring 2015 from Seven Stories Press, New York.

I chose The Nutcracker, because the original story by Hoffmann is actually much darker and weirder than the later, more well-known version by Dumas.

Below is a peek at some of the process. The images are originally drawn in brush & india ink, then screen printed by hand in four ink colors in limited editions.

These are now available for purchase in my etsy shop ~ and make great handmade, holiday gifts too! :)

Check it out here: * The Nutcracker Collection on Etsy *

Nutcracker & The Capital prints
screen pull
first color
The Mouse King
The Seven-Headed Mouse King
The Doll Kingdom
The Doll Kingdom
Doll Kingdom, detail
The Doll Kingdom (detail)
The Nutcracker, printing
printing The Nutcracker, final color

CPC’s 6th Annual $20 Cash ‘N Carry Sale

cpc 20poster

Next Saturday – the 6th Annual $20 Print Sale at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

Great way to get some highly affordable, locally-made prints, posters, tees, and other fun stuff. I will have some things in the show for sale too. There’s always so much good stuff to take in and enjoy, so come as early as you can.

Opening Reception:

Saturday, May 18th, 2013
12-6 pm

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
4642 N. Western Ave, Chicago IL

Show runs through June 8th
Gallery hours: Fri & Sat, 12-5 pm (and by appointment)

Snakes and lino prints

A few things I’ve been up to recently.
sglisic_linoprints
Working on some quick linoleum prints at home

sglisic_snaketoteandfilm
This is a goofy demo for my screen printing class. I wanted to show the students how to separate colors by hand, without any use of a computer. I made a drawing of the snake in pencil, then traced out the color separations using Dur-a-lar film and opaque black markers. These were exposed onto screens and printed in yellow and blue transparent inks. The green is created wherever the two inks overlap.

sglisic_GhostTiger
A small print of a tiger-like creature in the woods.

Art in Print Journal Review

The latest issue of Art in Print featured an article that kindly mentions my Struwwelpeter artist book.

Written by Courtney R. Thompson, the article covers the recent “Pulled, Pressed, Printed” exhibition at EXPO 72 Gallery. The show featured various Chicago artists and spaces, including Spudnik Press, where I completed the book during the artist residency.

Art in Print, 'Pulled Pressed Printed' ReviewArt in Print, Vol 2, No 2

Photos from residency exhibition

Many thanks to everyone who came out to the opening last Saturday! It was lovely to see so many great friends and meet new ones. I am so grateful for the lovely and warm reception.

The exhibition will run through September 1st, at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square.

Below are some of the prints on display.

Strange Mad Song, 2012
Strange Mad Song, screenprint and woodcut, 15″ x 22″

This is the finished woodcut series I’ve been working on. The cover and story are screen printed on the outside cover (click for larger view)

Man Is Not A Bird, full suite, 2012
‘Man Is Not A Bird’, print suite of ten woodcuts

Man Is Not A Bird, print suite front & back
‘Man Is Not A Bird’, front and back with silkscreened cover wrap, 11″ x 15″

In The Forest (MINAB Series), 2012
In The Forest, from ‘Man Is Not A Bird’, woodcut, 11″ x 15″

The Kill And The Departure (MINAB Series), 2012
The Kill And The Departure, from ‘Man Is Not A Bird’, woodcut, 11″ x 15″

Woodcuts continued…

I have been carving and printing away at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, getting ready for a solo exhibition in July… Here are some sneak peeks :)

block carving
block carving

ink station
ink station

print process
proofing block

here is process from a narrative print series I’ve been working on…
block forest process print

drying rack prints

Residency printing

A quick update on my artist residency at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

I wanted to a series of relief woodcuts based around a story I wrote some time ago. When I finish, there will be ten woodcut prints and a story page. Overall, it has been a slow, learning process, but it is exciting to see it start coming together.

woodcut no.4, print
detail of printed page, The Physician

woodcut no.4, process
block detail

drying prints
prints drying

Opening Saturday! CPC International Printmaking Competition

I am very happy to announce that I have been chosen as one of the finalists in the upcoming competition and exhibition taking place this Saturday at Chicago Prinmakers’ Collaborative! The exhibit will feature work from ten artists and finalists, two of whom will be awarded a 6-month printmaking membership at CPC.

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CPC International Printmaking Competition
Saturday, June 25th
5 – 8 pm
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
4642 N Western Ave | Chicago, IL

Juror: Debora Wood, Senior Curator
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

Exhibit runs through August 27, 2011

Struwwelpeter: larger prints

I decided to make some of the illustrations from Struwwelpeter as individual screen prints.
All prints are limited editions, now available through etsy.

Preamble
Untitled (Preamble), 12.5″ x 18″, screenprint

Fidgety Philip
Fidgety Philip, 11.5″ x 16″, screenprint

Inky Boys
Inky Boys, 11.5″ x 16.5″, screenprint

Struwwelpeter
Struwwelpeter, 11″ x 16″, screenprint