In the first of what we anticipate to be a most excellent and productive meeting of minds, It’s Nice That and Landfill Editions are now producing a series of limited edition riso prints together. Landfill Editions are independent publishers since 2009 with artists such as Jim Stoten, Mike Perry and Shoboshobo – all have whom have fallen into a creative gamut of Comics, Zines, Prints, Short Fiction and ‘Science-Fact’. We are pleased to announce the first two prints of a bi-monthly print run as 2010 Graduate Joe Kessler and Landfill favourite, Sister Arrow…
You can find the prints in both It’s Nice That and Landfill Editions’ shops, with individual runs being limited to 100 of each, signed and numbered by the artist.
We caught up with Sister Arrow to hear more about the print she made for us, which is the latest in a seriously great looking update on her website. We also heard from Joe in what sounds like the middle of a stream of consciousness about the one page comic he drew for us…
Hi Sister Arrow, can you tell us more about your print and what sort of stuff you’ve been up to lately?
This print features a collection of pygmy sized ‘Sumo Baby’ characters with peace pipes and other ritual objects. I often work with nature based / horticultural themes, and have lately been researching quantum physics and the beginning of the universe. Then these little people just seemed to turn up one day. As babies they represent birth and growth and I like to use their simple forms to create a narrative where they act as nurturers, cultivators and philosophers. I imagine them harvesting in the fertile crescent at the cradle of civilisation.
I usually work in black ink layers with brush or pen, and colour digitally to create work for print. But recently I’ve started painting and really love it. If I can find some collectors, then I think it might be the future for my work. That and trying to draw particles and spacetime.
Hi Joe, what’s going on in your print?
People have been screaming at me in the street, trying desperately to discover the meaning behind these seemingly dim-witted mystics with shape shifting noses. ‘Dats de fing about mysticism’ I respond through my various speech impediments, ‘their mystical’.
this print is an adaptation of verse xxxiii from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, a book of 81 wisdom nuggets from the 6th century BC which are as relevant today as ever…