Comic Art “Colour Block” Beano, Asterix screen prints Launched

Colour Block Prints by John Patrick Reynolds

Colour Block Prints by John Patrick Reynolds

Regular readers will recall last month’s mention on downthetubes for Leading screen printer John Patrick Reynolds and his company Comic Art‘s Asterix the Gaul prints, complementing the company’s existing range of British comics-inspired art. Now, John has released a gorgeous range of “Colour Block” range – colourful comic-character screenprints, all featuring a figure standing, sitting or running upon a platform of flat colour.

“The prints are designed to be able to hang together and form a series of different characters all with the same graphic design,” John tells us, the only screenprinter with arrangements with several comics publishers such as DC Thomson and Editions Albert Rene to use their archive of images to make screenprints.

“The block of vivid flat colour – playing to one of the screenprinting medium’s strengths – in each case coincides with a single spot of colour on the character.

“So far, the screenprints I have made include Beano favourite Dennis the Menace running, Asterix the Gaul strolling, Oor Wullie shrugging his shoulders, Minnie the Minx tapping her foot, Olive Oyl gazing into space, Popeye looking perplexed and Betty Boop in a red dress.”

“As ever, the paper I’ve used is mould-made cotton paper milled in Somerset.”

All the prints are available in Comic Art’s standard-size range, 26cms x 19cms, RRP £40 unframed or £70 framed.

I think they look terrific, I hope readers agree.

• View (and buy)  the entire Comic Art’s Asterix screenprints at : http://thecomicartwebsite.com

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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