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August 30th, 2011

Flower Hypercastle by Glade Hensel and Ads in Secret Prison #5

Hey y’all, sorry I made a mistake with my blogging and released an incomplete post early on Monday instead of today. Here’s the post that I intended to publish this morning:

Here’s a print that Glade made for our show at Austin Books (Speaking of our show, if any of y’all want to see our prints at Austin Books and haven’t yet, this week is your last chance! Tomorrow is the last day.):

Flower Hypercastle by Glade Hensel

This print is called “Flower Hypercastle.” It’s a digital print of a gouache painting. This past Saturday Glade and I just hung out at home, painted, and watched Mad Men. I spend so much time working on comics on the computer that I forget how relaxing and visceral painting can be. I’m going to try to make painting more a part of my regular art routine.

Something I’m excited about but haven’t mentioned on here yet is that I’m the co-featured artist for Secret Prison #5. It’s especially exciting because I love the work of the featured artist, Tom Scioli. Gødland is one of my favorite comics. I’m bringing it up now because it’s debuting at SPX in a week and a half and they’re looking for people to buy ad space before this Sunday, Sept 3rd. Here’s an information sheet (with a small preview of Scioli’s dope cover):

Secret Prison Ad Sheet

If any of y’all want me to draw your ad for you just drop me a line at mark p hensel /at/ g mail /dot/ com.

August 26th, 2011

Rainbow Hypercastle

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:31 am

Here’s a print that I made for Glade and I’s show at Austin Books:

Rainbow Hypercastle

It’s called “Rainbow Hypercastle.” I was mashing together flying whales, Penrose triangles, floating islands, space, custom patterns, rainbows, and the devil’s fork.

August 23rd, 2011

Welcome to the Hypercastle by Glade Hensel

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:09 am

Here’s a print that Glade made for our show at Austin Books:

Welcome to the Hypercastle by Glade Hensel

This print is called “Welcome to the Hypercastle.” It’s a digital print of a gouache painting. I love Glade’s text treatment. You can see a similar design that she did for a Happy Birthday card here.

August 19th, 2011

Glade and Mark’s Hensel Hypercastle

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:00 am

Here’s a print that I made for Glade and I’s show at Austin Books:

Hensel Hypercastle

This print is called “Glade and Mark’s Hensel Hypercastle” because Glade suggested I base one of our hypercastle prints on the hypercastle I drew for this page of my comic “Rocky Mountain Chomp.” I was originally going to make a two-color screenprint, but I designed the screens with overprinting (so I wouldn’t have to worry about precise registration) without realizing that the bottom blue layer would show through the yellow top layer. Rookie mistake!

August 16th, 2011

Hyperhut by Glade Hensel

Filed under: Inspiration — Tags: , , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:50 am

Here’s the first print that Glade made for our show at Austin Books:

Hyperhut by Glade Hensel

This print is called “Hyperhut.” It’s a digital print of a cut-paper design except for the roof of the hut, which is patterned tape made by the Japanese company MT that Glade found.

August 12th, 2011

PACC this Sunday

Filed under: Events,Inspiration — Tags: , , , — William Cardini @ 7:28 am

PACC (the Philly Alternative Comic Con) is this Sunday. I wish I could be there this year but it’s not to be. Oh well, I don’t have any new comics to show anyway. Maybe next year. Pat told me, “Just save a dollar a day dude.” I’ll try, I’ll try.

To live vicariously through my blog, I’m going to take a brief break from showing y’all the prints for Glade and I’s show and post all the great promo art for PACC.

First up, we have Pat Aulisio:

Next, we have this dope poster by my man Josh Burggraf:

Josh is going to be debuting a new book, Kid Space Heater. I can’t wait to see it.

And finally, Pat brings it back to barfville with this postcard:

Anyway, since I can’t be there, any readers in the Philly area should go and have a great time. It’s this Sunday, August 14th, noon to seven at the Rotunda, 4014 Rotunda St.

August 9th, 2011

One Color Hypercastle

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:29 am

Hey y’all, here’s the digital, colored version of the one-color screenprint design that I did for Glade and I’s show at Austin Books and Comics, up in the back room all of this August:

One Color Hypercastle

For this print I was experimenting with getting as many different shades and textures out of a single color as I could. Unfortunately, all the small details made screenprinting difficult. About half of the prints turned out okay. My winning formula was to flood the screen first, hold the squeegee at an angle greater than sixty degrees, and put minimum steady pressure. At Austin Books you can peruse the prints, they range in color from fresh to dried blood.

August 5th, 2011

Glade and Mark’s Hypercastles at Austin Books and Comics

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , , , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:28 am

This past Wednesday Glade and I went to Austin Books and Comics to put up our print show.

Here’s a post-install pic:

Glade and Mark's Hypercastles at Austin Books and Comics

The prints will be up and for sale there the entire month of August.

From left to right, we have:

  • “One-Color Hypercastle Screenprint” by Mark, $20 – This is the print I was posting about on Tuesday. It’s available in dried and fresh blood red
  • “Hyperhut” by Glade, $15 – This is a digital print of a piece that Glade made out of cut paper.
  • “Glade and Mark’s Hensel Hypercastle” by Mark, $20 – This is a digital print.
  • “Welcome to the Hypercastle” by Glade, $20 – This is a digital print of a gouache original.
  • “Rainbow Hypercastle” by Mark, $20 – This is a digital print.
  • “Flower Hypercastle” by Glade, $15 – This is a digital print of a gouache original.
  • “3D Hypercastle” by Mark, $20 – This is a digital print that’s made in red/blue anaglyph 3D. There are a pair of glasses that you can use to try it out hanging beneath the print.

As you can tell from the names, the theme of our prints is hypercastles. I’ll be posting larger pictures of each print throughout this month. If you want one and you can’t make it to Austin Books, please let me know in a comment or by any of the means on my connect page.

August 2nd, 2011

Screenprinting a One-Color Hypercastle Print

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:56 am

Glade and I are going to put up our print show in the back room of Austin Books tomorrow, so we spent the weekend screenprinting.

Here are some process shots:

screenprinting process shot

screenprinting process shot

And here are the drying prints:

screenprinting process shot