Thursday, September 27, 2012

Zap Comix No.1 Giclee

If you don't know the entire history of this iconic image, click this Wikipedia link to read about it. 

The cover image was originally printed with three colors (black, process yellow and process blue) in 1968, but a full color serigraph edition was released by Kitchen Sink in 1992. However, Crumb wasn't very happy with the final colors in that print, so he was adamant that his color instructions be closely followed for this new edition. He wanted the top of the image and car to match the original comic cover. I tried talking him into putting a light blue, metallic sheen in the radiator, but he wanted it white, so I followed his instructions. He approved a color rough via the internet in Paris (the first time we've done that) and we're releasing this edition on Friday, September 28th. The unsigned edition is limited to 300 prints.

The paper is, as always, Somerset Velvet 255 gram archival stock. The inks we use are simply the best inks available — Epson Ultrachrome inks. The paper size is 17" x 24". The image size is 14" x 18.5". This, and every Wildwood Serigraph print, is unconditionally guaranteed for your complete satisfaction or your money back.

$80 each

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