Monday, June 6, 2011

Mister Dark (details #2)

Mister Dark (details #2)

This is my latest screen-print, printed beautifully for me by Suki at the Print Block ( in Whitstable. They have done a fantastic job and I am delighted with the result. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

The print is a companion piece to my Prince Constantine of Albania print, which I created for the Secret Blisters show in Dalston and which sold out on the opening night. It is the second of a planned on-going series of tattooed figure screen-prints.

The design is based on a character from Ray Bradbury's 1962 novel 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' (made into a film in 1983), about a nightmarish travelling circus that arrives out of nowhere in a small Midwestern town one October night. The carnival's leader is the mysterious Mister Dark (aka 'the Illustrated Man') who bears a tattoo for each person's soul who, lured by the offer to live out his secret fantasies, has become bound in service to the demonic carnival.

The print is a limited edition of 75. It is printed in 3 colours on 300 gsm Fabriano 5 paper and measures 50 cm wide by 70 cm high and features over 200 individual tattoos

It is available to buy from me directly at £120 + p&p (contact me via, and from Hornsey's in Ripon ( and Frank ( in Whitstable (and more to come!)


Scott Garrett said...

That's one fantastic print Paul!
... shame i can just about feed the kids at the moment!
I'll trade a pot someday, maybe, for something equally beautiful.

Paul Bommer said...

Thanks Scott!
Sell the kids! Ok, maybe not, an exchange at some point in the future would be great though, I really love what you're doing these days so much!

Philippa said...

Fascinating! I can't imagine tiring of looking at this and finding new things and new relationships between the creatures.

Paul Bommer said...

Thank you so much Phillipa!

Btw, the cheesecake was a triumph!!/photo.php?fbid=1913062260310&set=a.1829555532694.2097996.1054526472&type=1&theater!/photo.php?fbid=1913062620319&set=a.1829555532694.2097996.1054526472&type=1&theater

Philippa said...

I can't see those photos but I'm very glad and not at all surprised that it was a success!