Captain Scarlet is Number One (Screenprint, that is!)

Over on the web site of screen printer John Patrick Reynolds, there’s a chance to get your hands on a Number One: screenprints all numbered 1 in their editions or are Artist’s Proofs, including a new Captain Scarlet release.

The very first proof of a new range of Gerry Anderson screenprints, featuring Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds and the rest
The very first proof of a new range of Gerry Anderson screenprints, featuring Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds and the rest

“Artist’s Proofs are printed as part of the production process, to test how the image looks before going ahead with the edition,” John explains.

“They are all at their usual prices of either £40 or £135, and  they really are a pleasure to hold in your hands,” he enthuses. “They’re all on my usual on cotton mould-made paper, milled in Somerset. It’s heavy 300gsm water colour paper. Sometimes I forget this, but they’re lovely artefacts.

The featured prints on offer this week include Captain Scarlet, the very first proof of a new range of Gerry Anderson screenprints, featuring Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds and moret. John has have two APs to sell., measuring 26 x 19cms.

Here’s what else is available…

  • Asterix hits a Roman into the middle of next week. No1. (48cms x 38cms)
  • Portrait of Alf Tupper, the Tough of the Track. This is the man who inspired generations of middle-distance runners. No1. (26x19cms)
  • Dennis the Menace wants a raygun. Brilliant. No1. (26x19cms)
  • Krazy Kat – looking for a worm. The artist, George Harriman, was one of the most influential cartoonists of the early 20th century. Check him out. No1. (26x19cms)
  • The Spitfire, silhouetted against blue. No1. (48cms x 38cms)
  • The Messerschmitt 109. Silhouetted on white and yellow. AP (26x19cms)
  • Oor Wullie steps out in his footy gear. No1. (26x19cms)

The sale continues until Sunday midnight (18th April 2021)

Based in London, John Patrick Reynolds was the first screenprinter to get permission from DC Thomson, to use images from its archive of British comic characters from The Beano’s Dennis the Menace, The Bash Street Kids and Minnie the Minx to The Dandy’s Desperate Dan and the Sunday Post’s Oor Wullie and The Broons.

He’s also the only screenprinter in the UK to work with French publisher Editions Albert Réné to make screenprints of its characters Asterix, Obelix, Getafix and Ideefix, not forgetting the dog Dogmatix.

• Visit John’s web site at thecomicartwebsite.com

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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