Archives for the month of: October, 2011

A box I made with some hidden words that will never be seen again (unless somoneĀ rips the box apart).

My autographed copy of "The Avatar's Apprentice", a book I letterpress printed taking each of the quotes related to the Scroll from the Ninth Dimension from all five Demon Prince.s novels.

My autographed copy of “The Face”. The fourth book in the Demon Princes series.

I spent a big part of this past summer at my alma mater, Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. I printed a book on lonely astronauts, tuned-up a Vandercook press, and organized some type.

cleaning the Vandercook

a nice, clean press

making some paper

But my favorite thing I did this summer, by far, was teaching kids’ book arts classes. For 5 weeks, 3 days a week, I worked with some wonderful kids on making paper, binding books, printing linoleum blocks, and tons of other stuff. The kids were awesome and they all did some amazing work. I think they are better at pulling sheets of paper than I am.

our giant paper airplane

our giant paper airplane in action!

 

mixing food coloring into the pulp was even more popular than I ever could have imagined

they never got tired of hangman.a scene from our puppet play, "To The Pluto Rescue." even Neil DeGrasse Tyson can't explain why kids love Pluto so much.

Some amazing and dear friends let me stay with them for two months, and I can’t thank them enough. We watched almost every episode of The Wire together and I could not have asked for better company.

I hope I’m able to return next summer and do it all again!

My shelf in the type lab at school was “heavily” “featured” in a great blog post about my book arts program on printeresting.org!

http://www.printeresting.org/2011/10/04/bama-book-arts/

The images from my shelf are the Rebel X-Wing pilot being contrasted with my box set of Frank Herbert’s Dune, and the linocut of the two cowboys. It is an honor to have my eclectic science fiction tastes displayed on such a great website!