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 :

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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