I recently took the opportunity to use Walgreen’s $1.29 poster board to my advantage. Shopping at Walgreens was recently described as frustrating because anyone working there has necessarily had a shittier day than you, and conventional wisdom suggests that it’s where imagination goes to die. But this bargain, alongside the free film refills offered with their photo processing service, keeps me coming back for more. A couple of bucks was enough to buy material for a three postcard series and a pound of expired dry roasted peanuts.
To make the film positive, I placed some of my kid monster illustrations under acetate and painted over them with India ink. Screen printing the cards with as terrible form as possible (multiple, uneven passes with the squeegee) produced an interesting effect.
They turned out pretty cool. This is as close to loosening up as I get.