Here is an impression of the typographic design shown in Production Report No.1. As I am interested in experimental image-making I have moved the block during the printmaking to create some blur. The registration is askew and some of the fonts are mixed as well. The comic is based on memories I have of a career in education that involved teaching, research, design and consultation at an art college and design school across the disciplines of film, video, animation and visual communication. The subject of comics came up as a method of teaching storyboarding and as a medium in its own right. I also became involved in printmaking and that has become part of my artistic practice. It has not only been used to generate the title but also many pages.
I manipulate the visual communication aspect of the work and modify the degree of graphical experimentation but I see both elements as essential considerations in comics making,
The ‘graphical impressions’ are drawings or prints of memories generated in ink from rubber, wood or lino surfaces (the title and subtitle from rubber, my name from lino). This page looks a bit too typographic so I think I shall probably consider adding an illustration. In addition to utilising printmaking as a method of image-making I am also doing some drawing with various tools ranging from traditional metal dip pens and pencils to felt-tipped pens and brushes and a selection of inks. For a visual diary record and time-line overview of this project, see all of the BLOTTING PAPER production reports relating to Issue #1: No.1 No.2 No.3 No.4 No.5 No.6 No.7 No.8 No.9 No.10 No.11 No.12 No.13