Here is an impression of the typographic design shown in Production Report No.1. I have experimented with moving the block during the printmaking instead of keeping it still to ensure careful registration. I am interested in experimental image-making. The registration is askew and some of the fonts are mixed but it’s more important what it says. 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 then a design school across the disciplines of film, video, animation and visual communication. The subject of comics came up a lot, first as a method of teaching storyboarding and then as a medium in its own right. I also became involved in printmaking and that has stayed with me in my artistic practice over the years. It was not only used to generate the title but also many panels on several pages.
The visual communication aspect of the work has to be a consideration in comics making, modifying the degree of experimentation.
The ‘graphical impressions’ are drawings or prints of memories generated in ink from rubber, wood and 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