I'm an illustrator, animator and printmaker, with a strong interest in drawing friendly, quiet and mysterious characters and exploring the stories they tell. Heavily influenced by nostalgia, particularly the games, comics and cartoons of my childhood, I try to tap into the feeling those imagined stories gave me as a kid.
I draw digitally, and have recently been printing my work on a risograph printer. A middle point between screen printing and photocopying, the risograph’s original intended use was for inexpensive, short-run print jobs, such as flyers and ads. It prints one color at a time, sending a black and white image to be burnt into a screen, through which ink is pushed. The soy-based ink a natural tendency to smudge and be imperfect, and the non-archival nature and ability to print a high volume of multiples is a callback to comics and zines, and the forms of storytelling I originally fell in love with.
Unframed editions of these prints are available at joemaccarone.com, or feel free to reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.