Monday, June 6, 2011

Mister Dark

Mister Dark

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!)


Duncan said...

Oooowh I'm tempted!!

clive Hicks-Jenkins said...

Give in to temptation Duncan. I have a copy of the print and it is a wondrous thing, better even than in the online image.

Paul Bommer said...

Thank you Clive.
Yes, its true that my photos don't do it justice.

The Print Block said...

Thanks for the kind words Paul. It's a pleasure to be working with you. See you soon.

Paul Bommer said...

My pleasure. I am really pleased with the quality and service. Plese feel free to post the image on your blog, if you wish.
Best regards
Paul B