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Do It Yourself Screenprintingby John Isaacson
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An instrumental DIY resource, this guide is a fascinating comic-zine turned graphic novel that details the art and science of screen printing T-shirts. The book, which collects Isaacsons previously self-published zines, is illustrated throughout with vivid illustrations and humorous commentary, and also includes additional new material made available for this special book edition. Here at last are the nuts and bolts to turning your home into a T-shirt factory: how to build a screen, burn an image, test a print, pull ink, wash out screens, and create unique prints. This is essential reading material for people who don't know how to screen print or those who are a bit rusty, and it has been expanded to include information about vending T-shirts on the street and working in a print shop.
Self-published edition has sold 2,000 copies.
Author John Isaacson gives frequent workshops around the country.
Microcosm Publishing has sent out 5,000
postcards for the book to bookstores and individuals.
A fascinating graphic novel that details the art and science of screen printing. John Isaacson's clear line drawings demonstrate the whole process of creating and selling a silk screened t-shirt. His unique comics approach walks you through inception to printed t-shirts to working in a print shop to understanding line screens, to hawking your printed wares on the street! How to build a screen, burn an image, test how things are going, pull ink, wash out screens, know what screen mesh to use, and creative ideas. It's a true joy to see the exaggerated illustrations while learning such a useful and practical craft! How to turn your home into a t-shirt factory! Essential for people who don't know how to screen print or those a bit rusty.
About the Author
John Isaacson is an cartoonist and musician who has been screenprinting on T-shirts, paper, and tree bark for more than 10 years. His many projects can be found at www.unlay.com. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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