Monday, August 2, 2010

The next print to be produced by Robert Crumb and Wildwood Serigraphs will be a limited-edition serigraph based on Robert's "Heroes of the Blues" card set. The Official R.Crumb Site is posting a step-by-step review of the process of creating this unique edition.

Alex reports from Wildwood Serigraphs:

"After many weeks of sending artwork back and forth, Robert has reworked all 25 blues cards selected for the serigraph edition. It took him about 40 hours (more than he anticipated) to finish the artwork. He also created new artwork to frame the print -- a masthead for the piece.

"I rescanned each portrait which Robert sent back to me, and assembled them in the order he specified. Below is a rough of the keyline (black screen) to which I will now start adding color. Color separating this edition will take about as long as the actual process of printing it."

For details and more photos please visit The Blues Project.

Also, check out "On a Crest of a Wave", the latest addition to our Crumb on Crumb section, and our new T-shirt release, Head Comix.