Archives for the month of: April, 2012

A Game of Thrones in chemise and SlipcaseA Game of Thrones in chemise and slip caseA Game of Thrones with its chemise and slipcase

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Today I finished printing the text for my latest book project, Creature. It’s a science fiction story I wrote that recounts a strange adventure from two different character’s perspectives at the same time. This is accomplished by having one character’s story in the black body text and the other character’s story in red text in the margins. It was pretty heavily (and shamelessly!) inspired by some of my favorite science fiction authors (Jack Vance, Gene Wolfe, HP Lovecraft, and Frank Herbert). I’ll put the full text on here soon along with some scans of the completed spreads.

This is the reduction linoleum for the center spread of the book. It has a fold-out flap which, when lifted, will show the two little, yellow figures (sitting on the greenish hill) have moved farther away from the viewer towards the mountains in the distance. There are two colors left for me to print on this linoleum: a darker yellow, for more sand, and a reddish brown for the mountains and figures. But I’ll have to wait a couple of days for this latest layer to dry.

This is the first page of the book. You can see the two parallel stories happening. The red text is Century Gothic and the black text is Caslon

Fun Fact: The word “mercury” is used 7 times in this story!

Getting the red text to line up with the black text was a REAL hassle.

It actually worked!

Goodnight, Christmas tree!

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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Boxcar base locked into the press.

Third layer of reduction linoleum. I might be able to print this tomorrow if the other layers are dry. We’ll see.

I’m doing a reduction lino cut for the center spread in my new book project. It’s a science fiction story I wrote about a man with no memory on a desert planet. The story from his viewpoint is told in the main body of the text, and another (more mysterious) viewpoint is given in red text in the margins.

This is the smaller of the two blocks which is being printed on the back. It matches the section in the middle of the larger block except for two tiny figures that you probably can’t see in the above images.

This is what I printed today in a light, transparent green.

This is what I’m printing tomorrow in light yellow.

And THIS is an official University of Alabama cookie. Bake and Roll Tide.

 

ROLL TIDE origami dragonCheck out my other blog where I keep track of the book arts projects I teach at the Tuscaloosa Magnet School.

Kids Book Arts!

I’m in the middle of uploading my very own instructions (complete with my own terrible handwriting!) for all the projects I’ve worked on with the kids!