Merry Melody - Signed Lithograph Print 18"x24" (Limited Edition)

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Merry Melody - Signed Lithograph Print 18"x24" (Limited Edition)

79.00

Merry Melody is a digital illustration depicting a satirical collage of characters from the Golden Age of Animation. The drawing confronts themes of cultural exploitation and appropriation, drawing attention to the depiction of non-white culture and the influence of blackface theatre in these popular cartoons. 

  • Printed in Los Angeles

  • Signed by the artist (on the back)

  • Rainforest Alliance Certified Paper

  • Premium Lithograph Print

  • Ships in 3” x 24” mailing tube

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About the Artwork

Though the majority of my illustrated work is vector-based digital illustrations, almost every piece begins with a series of sketches on paper.  I grew-up drawing with HB-2 pencils and it continues to be an important starting point of my artistic process. The comic-style illustration of Merry Melody started with a paper sketch containing the rough compositional framework of the scene. This drawing was then scanned, and digitally rendered and colored over a period of months in the fall of 2017. 

Product Details

For the print run of this product, I worked with Mike Doyle, a veteran Los Angeles printmaker, to design an offset lithograph print that would replicate the brilliant color and sharp lines of the high-fidelity digital artwork. I've worked with Mike in the past, and the level of quality on this print is exceptional. In addition to signing and providing a short note on the back of every print, I also personally inspect the quality of every print to check for any imperfections. 

In order to keep shipping rates economical and the artwork protected, every print comes rolled in a 24" x 3" mailing tube. The artwork can be flattened back to its original state by carefully rolling it back in the opposite direction, flattening it under weights, or by simply inserting it into a frame. Please note that all sales are final. If your print is damaged or is lost in the mail please contact reagan@reagancharlescook.com and let me know.

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