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

Printing…

Printing the right/recto of the title page spread. The left will be printed on a different sheet, they will eventually meet up.

title spread, yellow, drying

title spread process, gray, screen

title spread process, gray

title spread process, blue
The third color is the blue. I love the dark green that happened in the lines…

title spread process, blue, detail
The fourth and last color is the dark brown, which I am printing tonight.

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

Poems and Prints

For this year’s Printer’s Ball, I was part of a project by The Poetry Foundation that paired artists with poets.

Each poem was reinterpreted by an artist in a visual poster. There were 20 total participants.

I was very lucky to be paired with one of Chicago’s very talented poets, Philip Jenks, who wrote “smoke on the porch” below. See my interpretation and poster of the poem.

poster

poster detail

poem