Printed area is 7 by 10 inches, with a border of 1 inches all around (print size is 9 by 12). It is printed on Hahnemuhle fine-art rag paper in archival black pigment ink – and hand signed and numbered by the artist.
25 of these are to be printed.
I did a number of these engravings as a set, partially as a practice run at intaglio.
They were done on Ampersand Art clayboard: an archival tempered hardboard surface coated in white clay and india ink.
Though they were all done within the span of a couple of months, this is one of the very earliest of them all.
I did this one while coloring a page for Voltaire’s “Deady Bear” comic book. My coloring on that issue was however rejected – as I went so overboard trying to impress him with my coloring and shading skills, that I lost sight of the fact that it needed to mesh with the other pages (i.e. same coloring style).