Sometimes you sit next to the right people. During the Thought Bubble festival this November, we were seated back-to-back with the excellent Black Dragon Press, who are the BDP of the title. This beautiful illustrated anthology collects together the work of 18 contemporary artists on the occasion of the BDP's 5th birthday. Reminiscent of the early NoBrow annuals and the brilliant Gun collections, this publication distinguishes itself through the use of black and white imagery throughout, each artist riffing on the word 'traces'.
Litho printed on Munken paper, this hand-numbered edition of 500 copies feels like the start of something special.
Artists include: Ashley Mackenzie, Edward Kinsella, Isabel Seliger, Jessica Seamans, Joao Ruas, Jonathan Burton, Kevin Jay Stanton, Kevin Tong, Leslie Herman, Nicolas Delort, Peter Diamond, Ravina Cai, Roman Muradov, Stan Manoukian, Teagan White, Thomas Danthony, Victo Ngai and Wesley Allsbrook.